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The Liga Profesional de Primera División, named “Torneo Uruguayo Copa Coca-Cola” for sponsorship reasons, is the highest professional football league in Uruguay and organized by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF).


The first championship was held in 1900, being an amateur competition until 1932 when the league became professional. From 1900 to the 2014–15 season there have been 111 first division seasons.

In 2011, the Uruguayan Primera División was regarded as the 23rd most difficult football league in the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).[


The Uruguayan Primera División was held by the first time in 1900. Between 1923 and 1925, under the Uruguayan football schism, a dissident league, the Federación Uruguaya de Football, was established. The body operated in parallel with the official Association (AUF). After an intervention by the Uruguayan government to impose the dissolution of the FUF, in 1926 an Provisional Council (“Concejo Provisorio”) organised a championship to unify the two organizations. Peñarol was the winner of the Serie A of the tournament. Nevertheless, neither the AUF nor the FIFA recognised the titles of the championships organized by FUF or CP



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Club Atlético Cerro, usually known simply as Cerro is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. Until the club's relegation in 1997 (due to points reduction), Cerro being a medium sized Uruguayan club was the only one among that group and the smaller clubs never to have been relegated. In 2006, Cerro were relegated again, following another points reduction.

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Racing Club de Montevideo is a football club from Montevideo in Uruguay. It currently participates in the Uruguayan 1st Division. Racing CM is known as "La Escuelita" (The Little School) due to the high standard of players that have emerged from their teams. Racing is one of Uruguay's traditional teams, in terms of victories and fans. However, in the last few years, Racing has faced economic problems and struggled to remain consistent and perform well at the Uruguayan League.

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Club Atlético River Plate is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club currently plays in the Primera División, the top level of the Uruguayan football league system. River Plate de Montevideo is the result of the merger of former clubs Olimpia and Capurro. After its foundation on 11 May 1932, one of the first objectives reached was the settlement of a new football pitch. The managers decided to establish the "Olimpia Park" (today called Estadio Saroldi) as its home stadium. The name of the stadium was settled in honour of River's first goalkeeper, Federico Omar Saroldi, who died after playing a match against Central Español from an injury suffered during the game.

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Montevideo Wanderers Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Wanderers is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club are currently members of the Primera División and play at the Estadio Viera. As well as football, the club also has teams playing basketball, volleyball, athletics, futsal, pool and pelota. he club was founded in 1902. They joined the Primera División in 1903, winning it in 1906 and 1909. In 1908 they won the Copa de Honor and the Copa de Honor Cousenier. They won the Copa de Honor for a second time in 1910, before going on to win the Copa Cusenier again in 1912.

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Liverpool Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The team was first promoted to the Primera División in 1919 and plays its home games at Estadio Belvedere. The club has its roots in the student team from the Catholic Capuchin school in Nuevo París, which began playing in 1908. The club took on the name Liverpool as there were many cultural links between the two areas; the majority of coal ships arriving in Montevideo came from the busy English port. A number of clubs took on Anglicised names, such as league rivals Montevideo Wanderers; in this case, the team paid homage to Liverpool FC.

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Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, commonly known as Rampla Juniors, is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. Rampla Juniors were founded in the Aduana area, (also the birthplace of River Plate FC), then moved first to the Aguada neighbourhood, and finally, around 1920, to the Cerro neighborhood. Their colours are taken from Fortaleza, a club that existed in the early years of Rampla's stint in the Cerro area. Another story of how they chose their colours, is similar to how Boca Juniors supposedly got the idea for their kit colors from a Swedish flag on a ship. It is rumored that Rampla's founders took the red and green from an Italian flag on a ship that arrived in Montevideo Bay. It is also said that the basketball team CA Aguada (founded in 1922) took their colours from Rampla Juniors.

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Club Plaza Colonia de Deportes, or simply Plaza Colonia are a football club from Colonia in Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan 1st Division. Plaza are the most successful team from the department of Colonia. They gained their affiliation with AUF in 2000. In 2001 they won promotion to the Primera División Uruguaya and in their debut season they finished in 7th place. In 2005 the club finally fell to the Second Division after a poor campaign. In 2006 they did not presented to the championship because of a lack of economic resources.

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Club Atlético Juventud de Las Piedras is a sports club from Las Piedras, Canelones in Uruguay. They won promotion to the Primera División Uruguaya to start in August 2007. The club was born from a group of youths from Las Piedras, Uruguay who played soccer at San Isidro Catholic school. On December 24, 1935 the boys arrived at school expecting to play (as always having arranged the match the day before), but when they got there the priests had forbidden it as they were preparing a big nativity crèche set on the field. Angry, the students, among them Carlos Maria Cabrera (who would later become the first president of the club) met in the town square and decided to found the club on Christmas Eve 1935, in rebellion against the priests.

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Defensor Sporting Club is a sports club based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Founded on March 15, 1913 as Club Atlético Defensor, the name of the club was changed in 1989 to Defensor Sporting Club after a merger with Sporting Club Uruguay. They are a four-time national champion in Uruguay (1976, 1987, 1991, 2007–08)

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Club Atlético Peñarol is a Uruguayan sports club from Montevideo. The name "Peñarol" comes from the Peñarol neighbourhood on the outskirts of Montevideo. Throughout its history the club has also participated in other sports, such as basketball and cycling. Its focus has always been on football, a sport in which the club excels, having never been relegated from the top division. In international competition, Peñarol is the third-highest Copa Libertadores winner with five victories and shares the record for Intercontinental Cup victories with three. In September 2009, the club was chosen as the South American Club of the Century by the IFFHS .

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Club Atlético Progreso, also known simply as Progreso, is a football club based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Progreso currently plays in the nation's Primera División. The team's red and yellow striped kit emulates the Catalan flag. Progreso's Parque Abraham Paladino stadium is capable of holding 8,000 spectators. The club was founded on April 30, 1917. In 1989, Progreso won the Uruguayan Primera División, the only championship in the history of the Uruguayan league to use a single round-robin format (13 games). This format was due to a calendar conflict with some national and international cups that year. Progreso's president at that time was Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, who is the current president of Uruguay.

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Centro Atlético Fénix is an Uruguayan sports club from Montevideo. The football team currently plays in Primera División. Fénix is one of the most popular and traditional teams of Uruguay's 2nd Division, along with Racing Club de Montevideo, which is its all-time rival. The club was founded on 7 July 1916 by a group of young men who named the club "Fénix" (Phoenix) after the mythological bird. The club's colors are violet (chosen to represent eternity) and white (to represent purity). In 2002 the club qualified to play in Copa Libertadores for the first time, a feat they repeated in 2003, but the club were relegated from the Primera División at the end of the 2005/2006 season.

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Cerro Largo Fútbol Club is a football club from Melo in Uruguay. The city of Melo is the capital of the department of Cerro Largo. They are followed by many fans and have the support of many, since it is the only professional team that represents Cerro Largo Department. They currently play in the Uruguayan First División. The club was founded in 2002, making them one of the youngest teams in Uruguay. In 2007, after an excellent campaign in the Uruguayan Segunda División, the club was promoted for the first time in their life to the division of privilege of Uruguay where they played for two consecutive seasons.

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Club Nacional de Football is a sports institution from Uruguay, founded on 14 May 1899 in Montevideo, as a result of the fusion between Uruguay Athletic Club and Montevideo Fútbol Club.[3] Although its main focus is football, the club hosts many other activities including basketball, futsal, tennis, cycling, volleyball and chess. In domestic tournaments, Nacional has won the Primera División title 46 times, most recently in the 2016 season. Domestic cups honours include Copa de Competencia (8 times) and Copa de Honor (7 times), among others. Nacional is a result of the fusion between Montevideo Football Club and Uruguay Athletic Club, 14 May 1899. It was decided there that the club's flag should include the three colours (red, blue and white) historically connected to José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguay's national hero.

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Danubio Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan association football club based in Montevideo. Danubio was founded by the Bulgarian-born brothers Miguel and Juan Lazaroff on 1 March 1932 together with other youths from the "Republica de Nicaragua" school in Montevideo. The club name is a reference to the Danube river, the major waterway in Europe.

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Boston River is a sports club located in Montevideo, Uruguay. Their main focus is on football, currently playing in the Uruguayan Primera División. At the futsal league of AUF, Boston River compete in the first division. The club is named after a tailor shop owned by its founder, called "Sastrería Boston", and Argentine side River Plate.

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