Defensor Sporting Club is a sports club based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Defensor plays several sports,
football and basketball being the most important and the ones in which the club has achieved significant victories in Uruguay and internationally. History [edit ]
Founded on March 15, 1913 as
Club Atlético Defensor, the name of the club was changed in 1989 to Defensor Sporting Club after a merger with Sporting Club Uruguay. They are a four-time national champion in Uruguay (1976, 1987, 1991, 2007–2008).
Defensor has won many qualifying tournaments (Pre-Liguilla) to the
Copa Libertadores and has represented Uruguay on numerous occasions internationally. Regarded as one of the teams that creates and develops many players in Uruguay and are then transferred worldwide. It is the place of birth of numerous players like Jorge da Silva, Sergio "Manteca" Martínez, Sebastián Abreu, Andrés Fleurquin, Marcelo Tejera, Darío Silva, Gonzalo Vargas, Diego Pérez, Nicolás Olivera, Martín Cáceres, Maximiliano Pereira, Álvaro González, Tabaré Viudez.
Legendary coach Prof. Ricardo de León brought Defensor to the national championship in 1976 and originated a football (fútbol) school of thought, consistently criticized as ultra defensive, that is still present nowadays in several teams and coaches.
On September 2007, the club was considered the World's Club Team of the Month by the
Defensor's most famous supporter is singer/composer
Jaime Roos. Stadium [edit ]
Defensor plays its home games at its own stadium called
Estadio Luis Franzini which has a capacity for 18,000 spectators. The stadium was opened on 31 December 1963.
It is located in
Parque Rodó, Montevideo. Titles [edit ] Domestic [edit ] 1976, 1987, 1991, 2008 1950, 1965 Other Official Domestic Honours 1994, 2007, 2010 1997, 2009, 2012 Liguilla Pre Libertadores: 8 1976, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2006 Primero Invicto Uruguayo Especial: 1 2005 1976, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997 Campeón Nacional Copa Artigas: 1 1960 1978 1957 1947 International [edit ] 2011 2012 Performance in CONMEBOL competitions [edit ] 1977: First Round 2007: Quarter-Finals 2009: Quarter-Finals 2012: Runner-up 2005: First Round 2007: Quarter-Finals 2008: Round of 16 2010: Round of 16 1995: First Round 1997: First Round Kit Evolution [edit ]
Current squad [edit ] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Out on loan [edit ] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Notable players [edit ]
Notable coaches [edit ] Gregorio Pérez (1983−84) Juan Autchain (1996) Ricardo "Tato" Ortíz (Jan 1, 1996−July 1, 1997) Juan Tejera (Jan 1, 2004−Oct 24, 2005) Jorge "Polilla" da Silva (Oct 24, 2005−June 30, 2009) Gustavo Ferrín (July 19, 2009−Feb 1, 2010) Pablo Repetto (May 23, 2010−Dec 9, 2011) Gustavo "Chavo" Díaz (Dec 21, 2011−June 30, 2012) Tabaré Silva (July 1, 2012−Nov 25, 2013) Fernando Curutchet (Nov 26, 2013−) External links [edit ]