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Defensor
Defensor Sporting Logo.svg
Full nameDefensor Sporting Club
Nickname(s)El Violeta, La Viola, Tuertos, El Defe, La Farola y La Cometa
Founded15 March 1913; 101 years ago (1913-03-15)
GroundEstadio Luis Franzini,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity18,000
ChairmanUruguay Dante Prato
CoachUruguay Fernando Curutchet
LeagueUruguayan Primera División
2013–1411th
Current season
 
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Defensor
Defensor Sporting Logo.svg
Full nameDefensor Sporting Club
Nickname(s)El Violeta, La Viola, Tuertos, El Defe, La Farola y La Cometa
Founded15 March 1913; 101 years ago (1913-03-15)
GroundEstadio Luis Franzini,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity18,000
ChairmanUruguay Dante Prato
CoachUruguay Fernando Curutchet
LeagueUruguayan Primera División
2013–1411th
Current season

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, Maxi 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 IFFHS.

Defensor's most famous supporter is singer/composer Jaime Roos.

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Estadio Luis Franzini

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
1976, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2006
2005
1976, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997
1960
1978
1957
1947

International[edit]

2011
2012

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

1977: First Round
2007: Quarter-Finals
2009: Quarter-Finals
2014: Semi-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 defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1UruguayGKYonathan Irrazabal
2UruguayDFRamón Arias
3UruguayDFGastón Silva
4UruguayDFMatías Malvino
5UruguayMFAndrés Fleurquin
6UruguayDFEmilio Zeballos
7UruguayMFJuan Carlos Amado
8UruguayFWMario Regueiro
9UruguayFWMatías Alonso
10UruguayMFGiorgian De Arrascaeta
11UruguayMFNicolás Olivera
12UruguayGKMartín Campaña
13UruguayFWAdrián Luna
14UruguayMFFederico Gino
15UruguayMFLeonardo Pais
No.PositionPlayer
16UruguayFWIgnacio Risso
17UruguayGKGastón Rodríguez
18UruguayMFMauro Arambarri
19BrazilMFFelipe Gedoz
20UruguayMFMathías Cardaccio
21UruguayDFPablo Pintos
22UruguayDFRobert Herrera
23UruguayDFLucas Morales
24UruguayFWJoaquín Boghossian
25UruguayFWMaximiliano Pérez
26UruguayDFNicolás Correa (on loan from Unión de Santa Fe)
27UruguayDFMathías Suárez
28UruguayDFJose Enrique Etcheverry
29UruguayDFMauricio Lemos
30UruguayMFFacundo Castro

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
UruguayDFFernando Arismendi (on loan to Rocha)
UruguayDFDiego Ferreira (on loan to Argentina Atlético de Rafaela)
UruguayDFMatías Lazo (on loan to Miramar Misiones)
No.PositionPlayer
UruguayDFDiego Martín Rodríguez (on loan to Argentina Godoy Cruz)
ColombiaFWYonatan Jordan (on loan to Miramar Misiones)
UruguayFWÁlvaro Navarro (on loan to Chile Cobresal)

2014 Winter transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
UruguayFWJoaquín Boghossian (transfer from Argentina Quilmes)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
21UruguayDFPablo Pintos
24UruguayFWMatías Jones
No.PositionPlayer
25UruguayMFBruno Foliados
30UruguayFWSantiago Charamoni

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

External links[edit]