Who are the best Uruguayan footballers

Uruguay in portrait

History of football in Uruguay:

British immigrants brought football to Uruguay in the 19th century. The first club team was founded in 1882. The English teacher founded Albion FC in Montevideo. The Uruguayan national team has won more international titles than any other country. The Copa America alone won the Celeste 15 times. Then there are the World Cup titles of 1930 and 1950. Club football in the country is dominated by two clubs: Atletico Penarol (formerly CURCC) and Nacional. Penarol celebrated an incredible 48 championship titles. Nacional has won 44 times. The duel between the two subscription champions is the oldest rivalry in football outside the UK.

World Cup history:

Stars and trainers:

There are certainly some big names on the Uruguay team. One thinks of the attackers Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani. But the face of Uruguayan football is Diego Forlan, the best player at the 2010 World Cup. At 35, the "blonde angel" will probably be playing his last World Cup. The UNICEF ambassador has been playing for Cerezo Osaka in Japan for several months. In his career, Forlan has won many club-level titles (English champions and FA Cup winners with Manchester United, Europa League winners with Atletico Madrid), but he still lacks a trophy - or at least a podium - at a World Cup. Oscar Washington Tabarez has been in the coaching business since 1980. In 1988 he was appointed national coach for the Celeste for the first time. The engagement only lasted three years. He then went to club soccer in Brazil, Italy, Spain and Argentina. At the beginning of the millennium, Tabarez left the business for a good five years before the 67-year-old was reappointed Uruguay's national coach on February 13, 2006. Since then he has held this office without interruption.

Uruguay and the Bundesliga: