Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo)

Club Atlético River Plate (nicknamed Darseneros ) is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo, the capital of the country.

Play their home games Headquartered in the Barrio Prado club from the Parque Federico Omar Saroldi. The official anthem of the club comes from Tomás Cortez, who wrote this in 1982.

  • 2.1 Men
  • 2.2 Women
  • 3.1 Transfers for Apertura 2013


The club was established on 11 May 1932 a coalition of Olimpia FC and CA Capurro. The new club took the name River Plate from a successful club in the early period of the Uruguayan football, the four -time champions River Plate Football Club, which was dissolved in 1929. The jerseys are oriented to this club. The home games taught the team from following the merger in the previous " Olimpia Park " of the former Olimpia FC. This was then renamed after the recently deceased goalkeeper " Chiquito " Saroldi on July 4, 1932.

Men's team

River Plate has never won a major national or international titles in his long club history, although since the introduction of professional football in Uruguay 62 seasons so far (as of 2010) spent in the highest Uruguayan league. Only the six-time championship in the second division and thus always linked promotion to the Primera División leaves the club in this respect the most successful Uruguayan club are ( seven second division championship ) after the CA Fénix. The first promotion to the Primera División dates from 1943, when they won 1-0 in the deciding game in front of 9,004 spectators against Cerro with a goal by Manolo Pérez.

The former second division championship team consisted of the following players: Saaini, Morales, Zubía, Etchenique, Miguel Olivera, Sosa, M.Pérez, flora, Goncalvez, Fleitas and M. Olivera

In 1992 the club after his ascension until then best finish in the first division. 1996, was the first participation of the club in an international competition, as you took at the Copa Conmebol. Coach at the time was Fernando Morena. In 1998 it was represented in this competition. In the late 1990s River rose again. Since the last rise under coach Martín Lasarte in 2004, River Plate plays again top notch. In the first round championship, the Torneo Apertura 2007/ 08 the club reached a surprising fourth place in the table and stood with Richard Porta scorer. In the second half the same season River Plate even managed second place and only just missed qualifying for the championship final. Nevertheless, this was the most successful season in the club's history and we qualified for the Copa Sudamericana.

At the Copa Sudamericana, the club then took in the period following three consecutive part in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009 River Plate came across before the semi-finals, where they eventually failed to Liga de Quito.

In the season 2012/13 is classified at the end of the season on the fourth rank of the final table and thus qualified for the Copa Sudamericana 2013. Upon completion of the Apertura 2013 one was ranked second in the table.

Women's team

River Plate home next to the first men's team, who played in the Tercera reserve team and youth department also has a women's football department. The latter plays an important role in the Uruguayan football. Thus, the Uruguayan women runners were after winning the league title in 2009 in 2010. In that year they represented also trained by Alvaro Gonzalez, Uruguay in the Copa Libertadores.



  • Segunda División: ( 6x) 1943, 1967, 1978, 1984, 1991, 2004

With six championships won in the second Uruguayan League, the club was up in 2009, with Institución Atlética Sud América and CA Fénix record holder. In 2009, Fénix could celebrate winning the seventh league title and thereby outperform the two clubs.


  • Uruguayan champion: 2009
  • Uruguayan Vice Champion: 2010
  • Participation in the Copa Libertadores: 2010

Current squad 2013/14

Source: (as of August 17, 2013 )

Transfers for Apertura 2013


Former Presidents

  • To 2011: Juan José Tudurí ( † 3 July 2011)

Former notable players

  • Uruguay Carlos Aguilera (1980-1982)
  • Uruguay Iván Alonso (1998-2000)
  • Uruguay Osvaldo Canobbio (1973 - )
  • Luis Marín (1999)
  • Uruguay Fernando Morena (1969-1972)
  • Uruguay Julio Pérez (1948-1949)
  • Uruguay Richard Porta (2001-2007)
  • Uruguay Gustavo Poyet (1989-1990)
  • Uruguay Severino Varela (1932-1935)
  • Uruguay Waldemar Victorino (1975-1978)