Defensor Sporting

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1913 (110 years old)


Estadio Luis Franzini
(18,000 Capacity)

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Parque Rodó, Montevideo, Uruguay


Uruguayan Primera Division
Copa Libertadores

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AndyIgnacio: 19/Dec/23

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23/03 Defensor Spo - Danubio
30/03 Boston River - Defensor Spo

25/02 Defensor Spo 5 - 0 CA Cerro
17/02 Rampla Junio P - P Defensor Spo
14/02 Defensor Spo 1 - 0 Puerto Cabel
07/02 Puerto Cabel 3 - 2 Defensor Spo
23/01 Defensor Spo 0 - 2 Universidad

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Defensor Sporting Club is a sports club based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Founded in 1913, Defensor has several sports sections, with football and basketball being the most important and the ones in which the club has achieved significant achievements in Uruguay and internationally.

It is the third most highest winning club in Uruguay, with 25 official titles, only surpassed by Peñarol and Club Nacional de Football. The club's best performance at the international stage was in 2014, when they reached the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores, eventually losing to Club Nacional 2–1 on aggregate. They have won the Uruguayan Championship four times: in 1976, 1987, 1991, and 2007-08. Their 1976 title win was especially notable in Uruguay's football history as it ended 44 years of dominance by Nacional and Peñarol.

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The Estadio Luis Franzini (or Luis Franzini Stadium) is an outdoor football stadium located in Montevideo, Uruguay. The stadium's maximum capacity is 16,000 people, and it is the home ground of Defensor Sporting. The stadium was closed during the 1997 season for renovations. It reopened on 16 August 1998 with the name Nuevo Estadio Luis Franzini. Renovations included a seating capacity increase and leveling of the playing area. Previously, the land sloped to the west, toward the Rio de la Plata.

Situated on municipal land on the Parque Rodo at the intersection of Herrera y Reissig and Sarmiento Streets, the Luis Franzini Stadium is named for the former president of the Uruguayan Soccer Commission (Comisión de Fútbol) and Defensor Sporting, Luis Franzini, who led the club for thirty three years.




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