El País (Uruguay)
|Founded||September 14, 1918|
|Political alignment||Conservative liberalism|
El País is a national Uruguayan daily newspaper. It is based in the capital city of Montevideo and is regarded as the newspaper with the largest circulation in the country. It was first published on September 14, 1918 and previously belonged to the same media group as the television network Teledoce.
El País was founded on September 14, 1918. Founded by journalists Leonel Aguirre, Eduardo Rodríguez Larreta and Washington Beltrán Barbat, in 1919 Carlos Scheck joined the group. Originally, it was related to the National Party, precisely with the Independent National Party. However it later developed into a general interest newspaper.
For decades, El País has been among the leading written media in Uruguay, with a circulation of 65,000 on weekdays and 100,000 on Sundays. Its editorial focus is on the social, political and economic news of Uruguay, as well as the Mercosur regional trade alliance.
From 1991 to 2012 El País had been awarding the prize "El País King of European Soccer" for the best footballer in Europe.
The first winner was French Jean-Pierre Papin.
Argentine legend Lionel Messi and French Zinedine Zidane were the record winners with 4 wins each.
Messi won all four awards successively (2009-12).
|1991||Jean-Pierre Papin||Olympique de Marseille|
|1992||Marco van Basten||A.C. Milan|
|1993||Roberto Baggio||Juventus F.C.|
|1994||Paolo Maldini||A.C. Milan|
|1995||George Weah||Paris Saint-Germain F.C. / A.C. Milan|
|1996||Ronaldo||PSV Eindhoven / FC Barcelona|
|1997||Ronaldo||FC Barcelona / Inter Milan|
|1998||Zinedine Zidane||Juventus F.C.|
|2000||Luís Figo||FC Barcelona / Real Madrid C.F.|
|2001||Zinedine Zidane||Juventus F.C. / Real Madrid C.F.|
|2002||Zinedine Zidane||Real Madrid C.F.|
|2003||Zinedine Zidane||Real Madrid C.F.|
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United F.C.|
|2009||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona|
|2010||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona|
|2011||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona|
|2012||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona|
Most wins by player
|Player||Number of Wins|
|Lionel Messi||4 (all in a row)|
- ^ IVC
- ^ "archive.ph". archive.ph. Archived from the original on 2019-08-11. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
- ^ "Fundado el 14 de Setiembre de 1918", El País (2011).
- ^ "Source Information: El País (Uruguay)", LexisNexis (2012).
- ^ "Messi, 'King of Europe' for the fourth time". www.marca.com. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
- Official website(in Spanish)
- Today's El País front page at the Freedom Forum website
- TV: canales de Montevideo concentran 95,5% del mercado - Portal 180, 10 November 2011
- European Player and Team of the Year 1991-2006