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Uruguay Olympic football team

Uruguay Olympic football team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Charrúas
La Celeste Olímpica (The Olympic Sky Blue)
La Celeste (The Sky Blue)
AssociationAsociación Uruguaya
de Fútbol
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachGustavo Ferreyra
Home stadiumEstadio Centenario de Montevideo
FIFA codeURU
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Uruguay 7–0 Yugoslavia 
(Colombes, France; 26 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Uruguay 7–0 Yugoslavia 
(Colombes, France; 26 May 1924)
Biggest defeat
 Senegal 2–0 Uruguay 
(London; Great Britain; 29 July 2012)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 1924)
Best resultGold medalists (1924, 1928)
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Team
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam Team

Uruguay Olympic football team (also known as Uruguay under-23, Uruguay U-23) represents Uruguay in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF). Uruguay won two gold medals (1924 and 1928).

History

1924 Summer Olympics

Uruguay's first participation in the Olympics was in Paris, France, in 1924. In that year, Uruguay won its first gold medal, beating Yugoslavia 7–0, United States 3–0, France 5–1, Netherlands 2–1, and in the Final defeating Switzerland 3–0.

1928 Summer Olympics

The Uruguay national football team that won the 1928 Olympic tournament

Uruguay's second participation in the Olympics was in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1928. In that year, Uruguay won its second gold medal,beating Netherlands 2–0, Germany 4–1, Italy 3–2, and in the first Final tying Argentina 1–1, and defeating Argentina 2–1 in the second final.

Olympic record

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament
France 1900 Did not participate
United States 1904 Did not participate
United Kingdom 1908 Did not participate
Sweden 1912 Did not participate
Belgium 1920 Did not participate
France 1924 Gold medalists 1st 5 5 0 0 20 2
Netherlands 1928 Gold medalists 1st 5 4 1 0 12 5
United States 1932 No football tournament
Germany 1936 Withdrew
United Kingdom 1948 Did not participate
Finland 1952 Did not participate
Australia 1956 Did not participate
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964 Did not qualify
Mexico 1968 Did not qualify
West Germany 1972 Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Withdrew
Soviet Union 1980 Did not participate
United States 1984 Did not participate
South Korea 1988 Did not qualify
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify
Total 2 Gold medals 3/24 13 10 1 2 34 11

Pan American Games record

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Until 1995 See Uruguay national football team
Canada 1999 Preliminary Round 9th 4 0 1 3 2 9
2003 to 2007 Did not enter
Mexico 2011 Bronze medalists 3rd 5 2 1 2 6 8
Canada 2015 Gold medalists 1st 5 4 0 1 8 2
Peru 2019 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 7 4
Total 1 Gold medal 4/5 13 10 1 2 34 11

Matches

Summer Olympics

Paris 1924

First round
Uruguay 7–0 Yugoslavia
Vidal Goal 20'
Scarone Goal 23'
Cea Goal 50'80'
Petrone Goal 35'61'
Romano Goal 58'
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Georges Vallat (FRA)
Second round
Uruguay 3–0 United States
Petrone Goal 10'44'
Scarone Goal 15'
Report
Attendance: 10,455
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Quarter-finals
France 1–5 Uruguay
Nicolas Goal 12' Report Scarone Goal 2'24'
Petrone Goal 58'68'
Romano Goal 83'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: P. Chr. Andersen (NOR)
Semi-finals
Uruguay 2–1 Netherlands
Cea Goal 62'
Scarone Goal 81' (pen.)
Report Pijl Goal 32'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Georges Vallat (FRA)
Gold Medal match

In the other semi-final between Switzerland and Sweden the Swiss prevailed. In the final the Swiss proved no match, ultimately, for the Uruguayans whose two goals in the second half put paid to their opponent's ambitions, Uruguay eventually prevailing 3–0. Interest in the final had been considerable, such was the draw of the Uruguayan side; 60,000 watched and 10,000 were locked out.

Uruguay 3–0  Switzerland
Petrone Goal 9'
Cea Goal 65'
Romano Goal 82'
Report
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)

Players :
Andrés Mazali
Pedro Arispe
José Nasazzi
Alfredo Ghierra
José Vidal
José Leandro Andrade
Angel Romano
Pedro Cea
Pedro Petrone
Hector Scarone
Santos Urdinarán

Manager :
Ernesto Figoli Uruguay

Finale des JO 1924Andrés MazaliJosé NasazziPedro ArispeJosé Leandro AndradeJosé VidalAlfredo GhiarraSantos UrdinaránHéctor ScaronePedro PetroneJosé CeaAngel RomanoHans PulverRudolf RamseyerAdolphe ReymondAron PollitzPaul SchmiedlinAugust OberhauserPaul FässlerMax AbegglenRobert PacheKarl EhrenbolgerWalter Dietrich
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Players :
Hans Pulver
Rudolf Ramseyer
Adolphe Reymond
Aron Pollitz
Paul Schmiedlin
August Oberhauser
Paul Fässler
Max Abegglen
Walter Dietrich
Robert Pache
Karl Ehrenbolger

Manager :
England Edward Duckworth

Amsterdam 1928

First round
Netherlands 0–2 Uruguay
Report Scarone Goal 20'
Urdinarán Goal 86'
Attendance: 27.730
Referee: Jan Langenus (BEL)
Quarter-finals
Uruguay 4–1 Germany
Petrone Goal 35'39'84'
Castro Goal 63'
Report Hofmann Goal 81'
Attendance: 25.131
Referee: Youssuf Mohamed (EGY)
Semi-finals
Uruguay 3–2 Italy
Cea Goal 17'
Campolo Goal 28'
Scarone Goal 31'
Report Baloncieri Goal 9'
Levratto Goal 60'
Attendance: 15.230
Referee: Willem Eymers (NED)
Gold medal match
Uruguay 1–1 Argentina
Petrone Goal 23' Report Ferreira Goal 50'
Attendance: 28.253
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)

Uruguay 2–1 Argentina
Figueroa Goal 17'
Scarone Goal 73'
Report Monti Goal 28'
Attendance: 28.113
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)

Recent and future matches

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
25 April 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú, Uruguay  Uruguay
0–0[1]
 Egypt
11 July 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Domingo Burgueño, Maldonado, Uruguay  Uruguay
6–4[2]
 Chile
Goal 31' Goal 35' Goal 47' Suárez
Goal 39' Goal 71' Cavani
Goal 84' Hernández
15 July 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay
2–0[3]
 Panama
Goal 2' Cavani
Goal 18' Ramírez
26 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Old Trafford, Manchester, Great Britain  United Arab Emirates
1–2
 Uruguay
Goal 42' Ramírez
Goal 55' Lodeiro
29 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Wembley Stadium, London, Great Britain  Senegal
2–0
 Uruguay
1 August 2012
2012 Olympics
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Great Britain  Great Britain
1–0
 Uruguay

Current squad

The following 25 players were called up to the squad for 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ignacio De Arruabarrena (1997-01-16) 16 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers
1GK Cristopher Fiermarin (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Uruguay Atlético Torque
1GK Rodrigo Formento (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Uruguay Cerro
1GK Juan Tinaglini (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Uruguay River Plate

2DF Gastón Álvarez (2000-03-24) 24 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Uruguay Defensor Sporting
2DF Emiliano Ancheta (1999-06-09) 9 June 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Uruguay Danubio
2DF Maximiliano Araújo (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers
2DF Santiago Bueno (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Spain Girona
2DF Sebastián Cáceres (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Uruguay Liverpool
2DF Emanuel Gularte (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Uruguay Progreso
2DF Agustín Oliveros (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Uruguay Racing Club
2DF José Luis Rodríguez (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Argentina Racing Club

3MF Nicolás Acevedo (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Uruguay Liverpool
3MF Carlos Benavídez (1998-03-30) 30 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Argentina Independiente
3MF Leonardo Fernández (1998-11-08) 8 November 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
3MF Francisco Ginella (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers
3MF Agustín González (1997-01-25) 25 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Uruguay Progreso
3MF Joaquín Piquerez (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Uruguay River Plate
3MF Juan Manuel Sanabria (2000-03-29) 29 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
3MF Manuel Ugarte (2001-04-11) 11 April 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Uruguay Fénix
3MF Facundo Waller (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Uruguay Plaza Colonia

4FW Matías Arezo (2002-11-21) 21 November 2002 (age 17) 0 0 Uruguay River Plate
4FW Ignacio Ramírez (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Uruguay Liverpool
4FW Diego Rossi (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 United States LAFC
4FW Federico Viñas (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Mexico Club América

See also

References

  1. ^ "SUB 23: URUGUAY Y EGIPTO EMPATARON 0:0". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Uruguay encendió la llama con goles..." Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Uruguay se despidió con sonrisas". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  4. ^ "25 convocados a la preselección olímpica" (in Spanish). auf.org.uy. 9 December 2019.