Jorge Fucile

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Jorge Fucile
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Fucile lining up for Uruguay in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jorge Ciro Fucile Perdomo
Date of birth (1984-11-19) 19 November 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Fullback
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
Liverpool Montevideo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Liverpool Montevideo 30 (2)
2006–2007 Porto (loan) 18 (1)
2007–2014 Porto 101 (1)
2012 Santos (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Nacional 53 (0)
National team
2006– Uruguay 49 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Jorge Ciro Fucile Perdomo (pronounced [ˈxorxe fuˈtʃile]; born 19 November 1984) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Club Nacional de Football. A defender, he is equally at ease on the right or left flank.[1]

After starting out at Liverpool Montevideo he moved to Porto in Portugal, going on to appear in 155 official games over the course of eight seasons and win 12 major titles, including five national championships and the 2011 Europa League.

An Uruguayan international since 2006, Fucile represented the country in two World Cups and three Copa América tournaments.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Fucile began his career with hometown's Liverpool Fútbol Club. On 31 August 2006 he was transferred on a one-season loan to FC Porto in Portugal, appearing in 18 games in his first year as the northerners won a second consecutive league conquest; at the season's close the move was made permanent, with the club signing the player to a five-year contract.

Subsequently, Fucile continued to appear regularly for Porto, on both sides of the back four, adding a further two leagues to his honours while contributing with 38 matches combined.

In the 2011–12 season, under new manager Vítor Pereira, he lost his importance in Porto's first team – after Cristian Săpunaru's injury, central defender Maicon was chosen as his successor. In mid-January 2012 Fucile moved on loan to Brazilian club Santos FC in a one-year-long deal,[2] being released by his parent club exactly one year later but re-admitted in March 2013.[3]

In late December 2013, also not being part of new coach Paulo Fonseca's plans, Fucile intended to return to Uruguay after agreeing a deal with Club Nacional de Football for the 2014 Clausura,[4] but the deal fell through. He eventually signed in July.[5]

On 17 February 2014, Fucile was condemned to pay a €45,000 fine for assaulting two stewards at the Estádio da Luz, following a tunnel brawl during the 0–1 away league loss against S.L. Benfica on 20 December 2009.[6][7][8]

International career[edit]

Fucile made his debut for Uruguay on 24 May 2006, in a 2–0 friendly win over Romania in Los Angeles. Already as first-choice, he played four games at the 2007 Copa América as the national team finished fourth.[9]

Fucile was then selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, playing five times for the semi-finalists, including the knockout stage wins against South Korea and Ghana (the latter after a penalty shootout).[10] He also made Óscar Tabárez's squad for the following edition in Brazil.

At the 2015 Copa América, Fucile was one of two Uruguay players sent off in the 0–1 quarter-final loss to hosts Chile. It was his first and only appearance of the tournament.[11]




  1. ^ "Jorge Fucile". Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Santos to sign Porto defender Jorge Fucile on year-long loan". 17 January 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fucile: "Fiquei de fora por problemas pessoais do treinador comigo"" [Fucile: "I was left out because coach had personal problems with me"] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fucile llegó para quedarse" [Fucile is here to stay] (in Spanish). Ovación Digital. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cumplo el sueño de mi vida" [I fulfill the dream of my life] (in Spanish). Club Nacional de Football. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Futebolistas do FC Porto condenados no caso do túnel da Luz" [FC Porto footballers condemned in tunnel of Luz case]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 17 February 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "FC Porto: jogadores condenados no caso do "túnel da Luz"" [FC Porto: players condemned in the "tunnel of Luz" case] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 17 February 2014. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Túnel da Luz. Futebolistas condenados a indemnizar "stewards"" [Tunnel of Luz. Footballers condemned to compensate stewards]. i (in Portuguese). 17 February 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Brazil reach Copa America final; BBC Sport, 11 July 2007
  10. ^ Jorge FucileFIFA competition record
  11. ^ "Edinson Cavani red card video: hosts Chile through to Copa America semis after stormy 1–0 win". Fox Sports. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 

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