Danubio F.C.

Danubio F.C.

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Danubio Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.

History

Danubio was founded by the Bulgarian born brothers, Miguel and Juan Lazaroff, on March 1, 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 Bulgaria.

Famous players from the club include Álvaro Recoba, Ruben Sosa, Marcelo Zalayeta, Rubén Olivera, Adrian Dean, Rubén "Polillita" Da Silva, Javier Chevantón, Fabián Carini, Richard Núñez, Walter Gargano, Carlos Grossmuller, Ignacio María González, Edison Cavani and Christian Stuani. Nery Castillo, Ricardo Guero Rodriguez and Diego Forlán played for the youth team, before continuing their careers abroad.

Danubio were the 2006/07 champions of Uruguay after defeating Peñarol 4-1 in December 2006 to claim the Apertura and again defeating Peñarol on penalties to claim the 2007 Clausura. Danubio previously won the Uruguayan title in both 1988 and 2004.

Kit Colours and Design

The club decided in 1932 to take Montevideo Wanderers F.C. kit and colours (black and white) as homage to the latter club being the last amateur champion of Uruguay in 1931. Later when entering a zonal league they planned to alter the kit design as Universal Ramírez used the same pattern. The current design was inspired by the right sash over the white kit worn by River Plate, but with the sash in...
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