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This is a list of all the Uruguay soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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World Cup Trophy: FIFA History, Size, Weight, Replicas

The FIFA World Cup Trophy is arguably one of the most iconic prizes in the sporting world. One can also claim that it is arguably the most coveted piece of metal after an Olympics Gold medal in the sporting world. …

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Ladislao Mazurkiewicz: One Of The Top Exponents Of His Art

Goalkeeper Ladislao Mazurkiewicz played for Uruguay in the 1950s and 1960s. His father was Polish, and his mother was Spanish. Despite being of Polish ancestry, he never visited Poland and did not know Polish. In addition, he was small for …

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Luis Cubilla: Won 33 Major Trophies As Player And Manager

Luis Cubilla was an Uruguayan soccer player and soccer manager. Cubilla won 16 major titles during his playing career. Afterward, he went on to achieve 17 major trophies as a manager in South American football. Born in Paysandu, Uruguay, on …

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Club Nacional de Football Club

Club Nacional de Football: A Brief History Of The Bolsos

Montevideo-based Club Nacional de Football is the oldest Uruguayan club and the first indigenous Latin American club. Founded on 14 May 1899 at the home of Dr. Ernesto Caprario, Nacional is the result of a merger between Uruguay Atletica Club …

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Luis Suárez: Genius or Outcast?

Uruguayan superstar Luis Suárez divides opinions. He was beloved by many, despised by more. This is a man who attracted the ire of an entire continent, a man notorious for biting opponents, but also a family man and a generational …

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Enzo-Francescoli - Uruguayan And River Plate Soccer Player

Enzo Francescoli: The Uruguayan Prince

When people think of football legends, El Príncipe is frequently overlooked. Still, Enzo Francescoli was one of the best players of his era, arguably on par with peers Maradona and Zico. This Uruguayan and River Plate star deserves to be …

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Soccer In South America: An Imperfect, Brilliant Competition

You could barely see anything when Martín Palermo scored the winner against Peru in the 93rd minute. As the manager of his beloved Argentina, Maradona manufactured another epic chapter of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers by bringing in the 35-year-old …

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Juan Alberto Schiaffano

On 13 November 2002, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, one of soccer’s great players died aged 77. He scarcely looked a footballer being dark-haired, pale, and thin. Still, Juan Alberto Schiaffino possessed superb control and exceptional positional play amalgamated to a talent …

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World Cup Soccer

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world – not many sporting fans would argue with this. No other sport has demonstrated the capacity to capture the world’s imagination like soccer has over the years. And the World Cup …

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