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.
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
. 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
, 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... Read More