Uruguay Olympic football team

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Uruguay Olympic football team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Charrúas
La Celeste Olímpica (The Olympic Sky Blue)
La Celeste (The Sky Blue)
Association Asociación Uruguaya
de Fútbol
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Óscar Tabárez
Captain Luis Suárez
Home stadium Estadio Centenario de Montevideo
FIFA code URU
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Uruguay 7 – 0 Yugoslavia 
(France; 26 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Uruguay 7 – 0 Yugoslavia 
(France; 26 May 1924)
Biggest defeat
 Senegal 2 - 0 Uruguay 
(London; Great Britain 29 July 2012)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1924)
Best result Winners: 1924, 1928
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Team
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam Team

Uruguay Olympic football team (also known as Uruguay under-23, Uruguay U-23) represents Uruguay in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF). Uruguay won two gold medals (1924 and 1928).

History[edit]

1924 Summer Olympics[edit]

Uruguay's first participation in the Olympics was in Paris, France, in 1924. In that year, Uruguay won its first gold medal, beating Yugoslavia 7–0, United States 3–0, France 5–1, Netherlands 2–1, and in the Final defeating Switzerland 3–0.

1928 Summer Olympics[edit]

Uruguay's second participation in the Olympics was in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1928. In that year, Uruguay won its second gold medal,beating Netherlands 2–0, Germany 4–1, Italy 3–2, and in the first Final tying Argentina 1–1, and defeating Argentina 2–1 in the second final.

Olympic record[edit]

Olympics Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament - - - - - - -
France 1900 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
United States 1904 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 1908 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
Sweden 1912 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
Belgium 1920 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
France 1924 Gold Medal 1 5 5 0 0 20 2
Netherlands 1928 Gold Medal 1 5 4 1 0 12 5
United States 1932 No football tournament - - - - - - -
Germany 1936 Withdrew - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 1948 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
Finland 1952 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
Australia 1956 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
Italy 1960 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 1968 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 1972 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 1976 Withdrew - - - - - - -
Soviet Union 1980 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
United States 1984 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
South Korea 1988 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1996 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Australia 2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Greece 2004 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2008 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
Brazil 2016 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 3/24 2 Medals 13 10 1 2 34 11

Matches[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Paris 1924[edit]

First round[edit]

May 26, 1924
16:00
Uruguay  7–0  Yugoslavia
Vidal Goal 20'
Scarone Goal 23'
Cea Goal 50'80'
Petrone Goal 35'61'
Romano Goal 58'
Report
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Georges Vallat (FRA)
Second round[edit]

May 29, 1924
17:00
Uruguay  3–0  United States
Petrone Goal 10'44'
Scarone Goal 15'
Report
Stade Bergeyre
Attendance: 10,455
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Quarter-finals[edit]

June 1, 1924
16:00
France  1–5  Uruguay
Nicolas Goal 12' Report Scarone Goal 2'24'
Petrone Goal 58'68'
Romano Goal 83'
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: P. Chr. Andersen (NOR)
Semi-finals[edit]

June 6, 1924
17:00
Uruguay  2–1  Netherlands
Cea Goal 62'
Scarone Goal 81' (pen.)
Report Pijl Goal 32'
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Georges Vallat (FRA)
Gold Medal match[edit]

In the other semi-final between Switzerland and Sweden the Swiss prevailed. In the final the Swiss proved no match, ultimately, for the Uruguayans whose two goals in the second half put paid to their opponent's ambitions, Uruguay eventually prevailing 3–0. Interest in the final had been considerable, such was the draw of the Uruguayan side; 60,000 watched and 10,000 were locked out.

June 9, 1924
16:30
Uruguay  3–0   Switzerland
Petrone Goal 9'
Cea Goal 65'
Romano Goal 82'
Report
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)

Players :
Andrés Mazali
Pedro Arispe
José Nasazzi
Alfredo Ghierra
José Vidal
José Leandro Andrade
Angel Romano
Pedro Cea
Pedro Petrone
Hector Scarone
Santos Urdinarán

Manager :
Ernesto Figoli Uruguay

Finale des JO 1924 Andrés Mazali José Nasazzi Pedro Arispe José Leandro Andrade José Vidal Alfredo Ghiarra Santos Urdinarán Héctor Scarone Pedro Petrone José Cea Angel Romano Hans Pulver Rudolf Ramseyer Adolphe Reymond Aron Pollitz Paul Schmiedlin August Oberhauser Paul Fässler Max Abegglen Robert Pache Karl Ehrenbolger Walter Dietrich
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Players :
Hans Pulver
Rudolf Ramseyer
Adolphe Reymond
Aron Pollitz
Paul Schmiedlin
August Oberhauser
Paul Fässler
Max Abegglen
Walter Dietrich
Robert Pache
Karl Ehrenbolger

Manager :
England Edward Duckworth

Amsterdam 1928[edit]

First round[edit]

May 30, 1928
19:00
Netherlands  0–2  Uruguay
Report Scarone Goal 20'
Urdinarán Goal 86'
Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)
Attendance: 27.730
Referee: Jan Langenus (BEL)
Quarter-finals[edit]

June 3, 1928
16:00
Uruguay  4–1  Germany
Petrone Goal 35'39'84'
Castro Goal 63'
Report Hofmann Goal 81'
Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)
Attendance: 25.131
Referee: Youssuf Mohamed (EGY)
Semi-finals[edit]

June 7, 1928
19:00
Uruguay  3–2  Italy
Cea Goal 17'
Campolo Goal 28'
Scarone Goal 31'
Report Baloncieri Goal 9'
Levratto Goal 60'
Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)
Attendance: 15.230
Referee: Willem Eymers (NED)
Gold medal match[edit]

June 10, 1928
16:00
Uruguay  1–1  Argentina
Petrone Goal 23' Report Ferreira Goal 50'
Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)
Attendance: 28.253
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)

June 13, 1928
19:00
Uruguay  2–1  Argentina
Figueroa Goal 17'
Scarone Goal 73'
Report Monti Goal 28'
Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)
Attendance: 28.113
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)

Recent and future matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
25 April 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú, Uruguay  Uruguay
0–0[1]
 Egypt
11 July 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Domingo Burgueño, Maldonado, Uruguay  Uruguay
6–4[2]
 Chile
Goal 31' Goal 35' Goal 47' Suárez
Goal 39' Goal 71' Cavani
Goal 84' Hernández
15 July 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay
2–0[3]
 Panama
Goal 2' Cavani
Goal 18' Ramírez
26 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Old Trafford, Manchester, Great Britain  United Arab Emirates
1–2
 Uruguay
Goal 42' Ramírez
Goal 55' Lodeiro
29 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Wembley Stadium, London, Great Britain  Senegal
2–0
 Uruguay
1 August 2012
2012 Olympics
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Great Britain  Great Britain
1–0
 Uruguay

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up by Óscar Tabárez for the 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London, Great Britain.[4]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Leandro Gelpi (1991-02-27) February 27, 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Uruguay Peñarol
1 1GK Martín Campaña (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 27) 5 0 Uruguay Cerro Largo
2 2DF Ramón Arias (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 24) 5 0 Uruguay Defensor Sporting
3 2DF Diego Polenta (1992-02-06) February 6, 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Italy Bari
6 2DF Alexis Rolín (1989-02-07) February 7, 1989 (age 28) 3 0 Italy Catania
5 2DF Emiliano Albín (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 28) 3 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
13 2DF Matías Aguirregaray (1989-04-01) April 1, 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Romania CFR Cluj
4 2DF Sebastián Coates (1990-10-07) October 7, 1990 (age 26) 2 0 England Sunderland
12 3MF Jonathan Urretaviscaya (1990-03-19) March 19, 1990 (age 27) 2 0 Mexico C.F. Pachuca
8 3MF Maximiliano Calzada (1990-04-21) April 21, 1990 (age 27) 3 0 Uruguay Nacional
15 3MF Diego Rodríguez (1989-09-04) September 4, 1989 (age 27) 3 0 Uruguay Defensor
14 3MF Nicolás Lodeiro (1989-03-21) March 21, 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Brazil Botafogo
17 3MF Egidio Arévalo Ríos* (1982-09-27) September 27, 1982 (age 34) 2 0 Mexico Tigres UANL
10 3MF Gastón Ramírez (1990-12-02) December 2, 1990 (age 26) 2 1 England Southampton
16 3MF Tabaré Viudez (1989-09-08) September 8, 1989 (age 27) 3 0 Turkey Kasımpaşa
11 4FW Abel Hernández (1990-08-08) August 8, 1990 (age 26) 2 1 United Kingdom Hull City
9 4FW Luis Suárez* (captain) (1987-01-24) January 24, 1987 (age 30) 3 3 Spain Barcelona
7 4FW Edinson Cavani* (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 (age 30) 3 3 France Paris Saint-Germain

Note: Players marked with a * are the three overage players called up as reinforcements

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUB 23: URUGUAY Y EGIPTO EMPATARON 0:0". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Uruguay encendió la llama con goles...". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Uruguay se despidió con sonrisas". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Olímpica: Tabarez confirma a los dieciocho jugadores". Tenfield (in Spanish). 9 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.