Uruguay - List of Champions


In 1878, the Montevideo Cricket Club played the first football game in Uruguay against the crew of an English ship. In 1881, the Montevideo Cricket Club and the Montevideo Rowing Club played the first football game involving different clubs in Uruguay.

list of final tables


The Amateur Era

Uruguay Association Foot-ball League

1900    C.U.R.C.C.
1901    C.U.R.C.C.
1902    Nacional
1903    Nacional
1904      not played
1905    C.U.R.C.C.
1906    Wanderers
1907    C.U.R.C.C.

Liga Uruguaya

1908    River Plate
1909    Wanderers
1910    River Plate
1911    C.U.R.C.C.
1912    Nacional
1913    River Plate
1914    River Plate

Asociación Uruguaya de Foot-ball

1915    Nacional
1916    Nacional
1917    Nacional
1918    Peņarol
1919    Nacional
1920    Nacional
1921    Peņarol
1922    Nacional
1923    Nacional
1924    Nacional
1925      not finished 

Federación Uruguaya de Foot-ball

1923    Wanderers (second championship in 1923)
1924    Peņarol   (second championship in 1924)
1925      not finished

Consejo Provisorio

1926    Peņarol

Asociación Uruguaya de Foot-ball

1927    Rampla Juniors
1928    Peņarol
1929    Peņarol
1930      not played
1931    Wanderers

Amateur Titles (31)

11 Nacional 
   Peņarol [includes C.U.R.C.C. from which Peņarol originated] [2]

 4 River Plate [1]
   Wanderers

 1 Rampla Juniors

NB: all teams are from Montevideo; note that the Consejo Provisorio
    was a unification tournament after the FUF were dissolved and
    its clubs returned to the AUF (Wanderers actually had a team
    in both tournaments); as in the case of the comparable and
    contemporary schisms in Argentine football, we consider both
    championships as of equal value in the list of honours.  The
    AUF itself does not maintain a list of 'official championships'.

[1] the River Plate team that won four amateur championships in the
    early years was dissolved in the twenties, following the advent
    of professional football; the current River Plate team from
    Montevideo is a different one, founded in 1932 as a merger of
    Olimpia and Capurro.
[2] Nacional fans contest the relationship between C.U.R.C.C. and
    Peņarol; the fact is that the direction of the Railway (C.U.R.C.C.
    abbreviated Central Uruguayan Railways Cricket Club) decided to
    stop supporting the sports club in 1913, and its football section
    then decided to form an independent football team, called Peņarol;
    this new club took over C.U.R.C.C.'s place in the league and its 
    players.  In addition, the Uruguayan government acknowledged in
    1914 that the juridical identity of C.U.R.C.C. was transferred 
    to Peņarol.  (Thanks to Emanuelle Marsella for providing a scan
    of a copy of the original document, printed in 1950.)


The Professional Era

Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol

1932    Peņarol
1933    Nacional
1934    Nacional
1935    Peņarol
1936    Peņarol
1937    Peņarol
1938    Peņarol
1939    Nacional
1940    Nacional
1941    Nacional
1942    Nacional
1943    Nacional
1944    Peņarol
1945    Peņarol
1946    Nacional
1947    Nacional
1948      not completed
1949    Peņarol
1950    Nacional
1951    Peņarol
1952    Nacional
1953    Peņarol
1954    Peņarol
1955    Nacional
1956    Nacional
1957    Nacional
1958    Peņarol
1959    Peņarol
1960    Peņarol
1961    Peņarol
1962    Peņarol
1963    Nacional
1964    Peņarol
1965    Peņarol
1966    Nacional
1967    Peņarol
1968    Peņarol
1969    Nacional
1970    Nacional
1971    Nacional
1972    Nacional
1973    Peņarol
1974    Peņarol
1975    Peņarol
1976    Defensor
1977    Nacional
1978    Peņarol
1979    Peņarol
1980    Nacional
1981    Peņarol
1982    Peņarol
1983    Nacional
1984    Central Espaņol
1985    Peņarol
1986    Peņarol
1987    Defensor
1988    Danubio
1989    Progreso
1990    Bella Vista
1991    Defensor Sporting
1992    Nacional
1993    Peņarol
1994    Peņarol
1995    Peņarol
1996    Peņarol
1997    Peņarol
1998    Nacional
1999    Peņarol
2000    Nacional
2001    Nacional
2002    Nacional
2003    Peņarol
2004    Danubio
2005    Nacional
2005/06 Nacional
2006/07 Danubio
2007/08 Defensor Sporting
2008/09 Nacional
2009/10 Peņarol
2010/11 Nacional
2011/12 Nacional
2012/13 Peņarol
2013/14 Danubio
2014/15 Nacional
2015/16 Peņarol
2016    Nacional  (transitional season)
2017    Peņarol
2018    Peņarol
2019    Nacional
2020/21 Nacional
2021 

Professional Titles (89)

41 Peņarol 

37 Nacional

 4 Danubio 
   Defensor Sporting (includes Defensor)

 1 Bella Vista 
   Central Espaņol 
   Progreso

NB: all teams are from Montevideo


Total Championships (117; as considered official by A.U.F.)

50 Peņarol           [includes C.U.R.C.C. from which Peņarol originated] [2]

48 Nacional

 4 Danubio 
   Defensor Sporting [includes Defensor]
   River Plate       [1]
   
 3 Wanderers
   
 1 Bella Vista 
   Central Espaņol 
   Progreso 
   Rampla Juniors

NB: all teams are from Montevideo

[1] the River Plate team that won four amateur championships in the
    early years was dissolved in the twenties, following the advent
    of professional football; the current River Plate team from
    Montevideo is a different one, founded in 1932 as a merger of
    Olimpia and Capurro.
[2] Nacional fans contest the relationship between C.U.R.C.C. and
    Peņarol; the fact is that the direction of the Railway (C.U.R.C.C.
    abbreviated Central Uruguayan Railways Cricket Club) decided to
    stop supporting the sports club in 1913, and its football section
    then decided to form an independent football team, called Peņarol;
    this new club took over C.U.R.C.C.'s place in the league and its 
    players.  In addition, the Uruguayan government acknowledged in
    1914 that the juridical identity of C.U.R.C.C. was transferred 
    to Peņarol.  (Thanks to Emanuelle Marsella for providing a scan
    of a copy of the original document, printed in 1950.)


Total Championships (120; includes F.U.F. and Consejo Provisorio 1923-1926)

52 Peņarol           [includes C.U.R.C.C. from which Peņarol originated] [2]

48 Nacional

 4 Danubio 
   Defensor Sporting [includes Defensor]
   River Plate       [1]
   Wanderers
   
 1 Bella Vista 
   Central Espaņol 
   Progreso 
   Rampla Juniors

NB: all teams are from Montevideo

[1] the River Plate team that won four amateur championships in the
    early years was dissolved in the twenties, following the advent
    of professional football; the current River Plate team from
    Montevideo is a different one, founded in 1932 as a merger of
    Olimpia and Capurro.
[2] Nacional fans contest the relationship between C.U.R.C.C. and
    Peņarol; the fact is that the direction of the Railway (C.U.R.C.C.
    abbreviated Central Uruguayan Railways Cricket Club) decided to
    stop supporting the sports club in 1913, and its football section
    then decided to form an independent football team, called Peņarol;
    this new club took over C.U.R.C.C.'s place in the league and its 
    players.  In addition, the Uruguayan government acknowledged in
    1914 that the juridical identity of C.U.R.C.C. was transferred 
    to Peņarol.  (Thanks to Emanuelle Marsella for providing a scan
    of a copy of the original document, printed in 1950.)


list of final tables


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Thanks to Tony Mariani, Ignacio Russell, Hans Schöggl, Martín Tabeira and Nelson Vargas for additional informations.

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Last updated: 20 May 2021

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