Washington Tais

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Washington Tais
Personal information
Full name Washington Eduardo Tais Videgaín
Date of birth (1972-12-21) 21 December 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Peñarol 78 (24)
1997–2001 Racing Santander 112 (4)
2001–2005 Betis 39 (0)
2011–2012 Danubio 30 (1)
2012–2013 Miramar Misiones 18 (1)
Total 277 (30)
National team
1995–2002 Uruguay 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Washington Eduardo Tais Videgaín (born 21 December 1972) is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Tais' debuts in professional football were made with local giants C.A. Peñarol, which he helped to five consecutive Primera División titles, the last three as an undisputed starter and where the player scored all his 24 league goals.

In the 1997 summer Tais moved to Spain, where he would remain until his retirement. He started at Racing de Santander, being first-choice during his four-year spell which was always spent in La Liga – although the last season ended in relegation.

Subsequently Tais signed for Real Betis, where constant injuries and loss of form made him miss nearly 30 games per season. In the 2004–05 campaign he appeared in 11 matches in the league, and also helped the Andalusians to the Copa del Rey, although he was not named for their victory over CA Osasuna in the final;[1]

On 27 January 2011, after more than five years out of football, 38-year-old Tais returned to professional football, signing with first club Danubio FC.[2] He retired at the end of the following season, after a spell with Miramar Misiones in the Uruguayan Segunda División.

International career[edit]

Tais made 18 appearances for Uruguay during seven years, including 13 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[3][4] His debut occurred on 18 January 1995 in a friendly with Spain, as he came on as a half-time substitute for Ruben Alzueta in a 2–2 draw in A Coruña;[5] he did not, however, attend any major international tournament.

Previously, Tais participated at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship, as the national under-20s scored no goals and conceded seven in Portugal.[4]


  1. ^ Valero, M. (11 June 2005). "El Betis se proclama campeón de Copa por segunda vez en su historia" [Betis become Cup champions for second time in its history] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ El exracinguista Tais ficha por el Danubio después de cinco años retirado (Ex-Racing player Tais signs for Danubio after five years retired); El Diario Montañés, 27 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Uruguay – International Matches 1991–1995 Archived 2010-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF
  4. ^ a b Washington TaisFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Con lo justo" [Barely] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 19 January 1995. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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