Liverpool

Founded In
1915
Location
Montevideo, Uruguay

Liverpool

About Liverpool

Liverpool Fútbol Club was first established in Montevideo back in February 1915 and the team made their first appearance in Uruguay's top division a few years later, in 1919. However, the club's roots can be traced back even further, to the foundation of the Catholic Capuchin school football team in 1908. Liverpool have, on occasion, competed for the major silverware on offer in the country and are widely regarded as the best team in the country to have never been crowned as champions.

The club's name is a direct reference to the English city and team, as the city of Montevideo has cultural and trade links with Liverpool. Ahead of the 2005-06 season, this connection between the two Liverpool teams was made even more explicit, when the Uruguayan team adopted a new away kit, which was almost identical to the English club's traditional all-red home kit.

Although the club have never won the Primera División, they have won league titles in the lower divisions, with Tercera División wins coming in 1919 and 1937, and Segunda División titles coming in 1966, 1987 and 2002. In 1995, Liverpool made it to the final of the Torneo Apertura and Liguill, but ultimately lost on both occasions. They have represented their country in both the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, with their best international performance coming in the 2012 Copa Sudamericana, where they reached the last 16 of the tournament.

Amongst the most notable players to have represented the team are Uruguay internationals Luis Barbat, Alexander Medina, Jorge Fucile, Osvaldo Canobbio and Francisco Bertocchi.

Liverpool play their home matches at the Estadio Belvedere, which first opened in 1919. The venue was formerly owned by Montevideo Wanderers and is notable for hosting the first game in which the Uruguay national team wore their traditional blue jerseys. The stadium is able to seat 7,000 spectators and has a total capacity of 10,000, including standing spaces.

Uruguay
Segunda División