Montevideo Wanderers F.C.

Montevideo Wanderers F.C.

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Montevideo Wanderers F.C.

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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.

History

Montevideo Wanderers was officially established in 1902 by a group of students and several young players of the Albion Football Club, led by the Sardeson brothers. The brothers had travelled from Montevideo to England to see their parents during the 1890s. At the time, Wolverhampton Wanderers won the FA Cup. The new club were named after the Wolves team, and due to the fact that they had no home ground.

They joined the Primera División in 1903, winning it in 1906 and 1909. In 1908 they won the Copa de Honor and the Copa Cusenier. They won the Copa de Honor for a second time in 1910, before going on to win the Copa Cusenier again in 1912.

In 1923 the club also began entering a team in the league created by the breakaway Uruguayan Football Federation. They won the league in its first season. During this period they also won the Copa Río de la Plata in 1924, defeating Independiente de Avellaneda.

In the 1930s, club made several successful tours to Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile, and played against some European teams, like Chelsea. In 1931 the club won the last amateur Uruguayan league, whilst In 1937 they won the Torneo de Honor.

By the end of the 1940s...
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