Montevideo, the world capital of football

Montevideo, the world capital of football
Montevideo is the city with more teams in First Division.

If there is a city where football is lived with tension, excitement and vivacity that is none other than Montevideo. Uruguay's capital with a population of 1.100.000 people (1.900.000) in its metropolitan area was the city that hosted the first World Cup in 1930 and the city where up 15 teams have the honor of playing in it.

Each neighborhood has its team and where one is born One is. Of course, they say that Montevideo half are Peñarol and the other National, as are the two largest in the capital, butBella Vista, Central Spanish, Cerrito, Danube, Defensor Sporting, Phoenix, Liverpool, Progress, Racing, Rampla Juniors, River Plate and Wanderers also have a place in a First Division in which only Juventud and Cerro are not of Montevideo.  That is of 16, 14 Montevideo. neither Moscow, nor London, even Bucharest and Istanbul have much capacity monopoly.

All this translates into sports facilities. It is well known Centenario stadium, the great icon of the city and exhibition where the first World Cup final was played, but there are also many other centers, as the Belvedere, the Rentistas Complex, Gran Parque Central, Jardines del Hipodromo, the José Pedro Damiani, “The Bombonera”, Luis Franzini and the Luis Troccoli, Stadiums Parks or Abraham Paladino, Alfredo Victor Viera, Omar Saroldi, José Nasazzi, Osvaldo Roberto, Maracana and Palermo. All of them, with a capacity higher than capacity 5.000 people.

El Centenario Stadium seats 65.000 viewers.
El Centenario Stadium seats 65.000 viewers.

And it is surrounded by the River Plate, and a few 80 kilometers by sea from Buenos Aires, both cities make up an eternal struggle, as the capital of football. With a small difference, while in Buenos Aires, there are some 20 million population, in Montevideo just one. Really worthwhile, So in Colgados for football highlight what.

 

Montevideo is surrounded by water.
Montevideo is surrounded by water.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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  1. As ever heard him say an Argentine writer… Montevideo is a soccer field with houses in the middle… And so. Here one lives and breathes football from rising until bedtime.

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