Fénix

Founded In
1916
Location
Montevideo, Uruguay

Fénix

About Fénix

Centro Atlético Fénix, often known more simply as Fénix, was first established as a football club in July 1916. Located in the city of Montevideo, Fénix have spent a significant amount of time in the second and third tiers of the Uruguayan league system throughout history, but still maintain high levels of popularity. The team's name translates to 'Phoenix' and is taken directly from the mythological bird.

The club's biggest rivalry is with Racing Club de Montevideo and this derby match has become known as "the classic western". It is a rivalry which has taken place over a period of many years and throughout the different levels of the league system. Both sides have traditionally been amongst the most popular lower-division teams and both have recently performed well in the top flight, subsequently making their first ventures into international tournaments.

Fénix have so far failed to win any of the country's major domestic honours. However, over the years, Fénix have won several lower division league titles, including seven Segunda División titles, with those titles coming in 1956, 1959, 1973, 1977, 1985, 2007 and 2009. In addition, they have won three Tercera División championships, in 1942, 1949 and 1991.

In both 2002 and 2003, the club won the Liguilla Pre-Libertadores and gained qualification for the Copa Libertadores. Unfortunately, they have been unable to make a meaningful impact in the tournament. The 2003 season saw the club's first appearance, but they were eliminated after the first round. Fénix returned for the following season's competition, but once again suffered a first round exit. Meanwhile, the 2011 season saw their first entry into the Copa Sudamericana, but they once again fell at the first hurdle.

The Estadio Parque Capurro is currently used as the team's home stadium. Owned by the Municipality of Montevideo, the venue is able to hold up to 5,500 supporters.

Uruguay
Primera División