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Defensor Sporting
Full nameDefensor Sporting Club
Nickname(s)El Violeta, La Viola, Tuertos, El Defe, La Farola y La Cometa
Founded15 March 1913 (1913-03-15) (100 years ago)
GroundEstadio Luis Franzini,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity18,000
ChairmanUruguay Dante Prato
CoachUruguay Tabaré Silva
LeaguePrimera División Uruguaya
2012–132nd
Home colours
Away colours
Current season
 
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Defensor Sporting
Full nameDefensor Sporting Club
Nickname(s)El Violeta, La Viola, Tuertos, El Defe, La Farola y La Cometa
Founded15 March 1913 (1913-03-15) (100 years ago)
GroundEstadio Luis Franzini,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity18,000
ChairmanUruguay Dante Prato
CoachUruguay Tabaré Silva
LeaguePrimera División Uruguaya
2012–132nd
Home colours
Away colours
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, 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 IFFHS.

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
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
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]

1913
1915–present
1922–1925
1989 away
60s–80s & 1993
2001 away

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.

No.PositionPlayer
1UruguayGKYonathan Irrazábal
2UruguayDFRamón Arias
3UruguayDFGastón Silva
4UruguayDFMario Risso
5UruguayMFAndrés Fleurquin
6UruguayDFEmilio Zeballos
7UruguayMFJuan Carlos Amado
8UruguayMFAnibal Hernández
9UruguayFWMaximiliano Callorda
10UruguayMFGiorgian De Arrascaeta
11UruguayFWNicolás Olivera
12UruguayGKMartín Campaña
14UruguayMFFederico Gino
15UruguayFWFederico Puppo
No.PositionPlayer
16UruguayFWIgnacio Risso
17UruguayGKGastón Rodríguez
18UruguayDFJuan Fernández
19BrazilMFFelipe Gedoz
20UruguayDFDiego "Zurdo" Rodríguez
21UruguayDFMatías Malvino
22UruguayDFRobert Herrera
24UruguayFWMatías Jones
26UruguayFWAgustín Camacho
28UruguayMFLeonardo País
UruguayMFMathías Cardaccio
UruguayMFAdrián Luna
UruguayFWSantiago Charamoni

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.

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

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

External links[edit]