Club Atlético River Plate (Uruguay)

Sport Soccer
Country Uruguay Uruguay
Home town Montevideo
Founding year 1932

A football club based in Montevideo, Uruguay, Club Atletico River Plate, or just River Plate is a Primera Division player of the Uruguayan football league. Formed due to a merger between two former clubs, Capurro and Olimpia, River Plate was a major team during the amateur era. Having bagged the Second Division championship title six times, River Plate hold the national record for this, which they share with Sud America.

The team built its home stadium, known as the Estadio Saroldi. It was named after their first ever goalkeeper, Federico Omar Saroldi who passed away after an injury suffered during a game against Central Espanol. Atletico River Plate have yet to win any titles in the top-flight although they did win 6 Segunda Division titles. At the international level, they qualified for the 2008 Copa Sudamericana but were eliminated in the preliminary round itself.

They have played in the Copa CONMEBOL in 1996 and in 1998 with their best showing being a quarter-final berth in 1996. Amongst the famous players in the side, Pablo Granoche, Giancarlo Maldonado and Jonathan Urretavizcaya stand out from the rest.


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