|Nickname(s)||La Celeste (The Sky Blue)|
|Association||Uruguayan Football Association|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
|Head coach||Óscar Tabárez|
|Most caps||Diego Godín (146)|
|Top scorer||Luis Suárez (64)|
|Home stadium||Estadio Centenario|
|Current||9 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||2 (June 2012)|
|Lowest||76 (December 1998)|
| Uruguay 0–6 Argentina |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 Jul 1902)[note 1]
| Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia |
(Lima, Peru; 9 November 1927)
| Uruguay 0–6 Argentina |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 July 1902)
|Appearances||13 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Champions (1930, 1950)|
|Appearances||44 (first in 1916)|
|Best result||Champions (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)|
|FIFA Confederations Cup|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1997)|
|Best result||Fourth place (1997, 2013)|
The Uruguay national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Uruguay) represents Uruguay in international football, and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez. The Uruguayan team is commonly referred to as La Celeste (The Sky Blue).
Uruguay won Copa América 15 times, the most successful national team in the tournament along with Argentina, the most recent title being the 2011 edition. The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final. Their second title came in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which received an attendance higher than any football match ever. They have won gold medals at the Olympic football tournament twice, in 1924 and 1928. In total, Uruguay have won 20 official titles.
Their success is amplified by the fact that the nation has a very small population of around 3.4 million inhabitants (2011 est.). Uruguay is by far the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup in terms of population, 1.75 million inhabitants in 1930. The second-smallest country, by population, to have won the World Cup is Argentina with a population of nearly 28 million people in 1978. Uruguay is also the smallest country ever to win any World Cup medals; only six FIFA member nations with a currently smaller population than Uruguay's have ever qualified to any World Cup: Northern Ireland (three times), Slovenia (twice), Wales, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Iceland.
The golden era
Although the first match ever recorded by an Uruguayan side was played on 16 May 1901 against Argentina, this is not considered an official game due to the match was not organized by Uruguay's Football Association but by Albion F.C. in its home field in Paso del Molino. The Uruguayan side had nine players from that club and the remainder from Nacional. The match considered the first official game played by Uruguay was held in the same venue, on 20 July 1902 against Argentina. Argentina defeated the Uruguayan side by 6–0 in front of 8,000 spectators. Uruguay line-up was: Enrique Sardeson; Carlos Carve Urioste, Germán Arímalo; Miguel Nebel (c), Alberto Peixoto, Luis Carbone; Bolívar Céspedes, Gonzalo Rincón, Juan Sardeson, Ernesto Boutón Reyes, Carlos Céspedes. Prior to 1916, Uruguay played more than 30 matches, of which all but one were against Argentina. The inaugural Copa America provided Uruguay with more varied opposition. Victories over Chile and Brazil, along with a tie against Argentina, enabled Uruguay to win the tournament. The following year Uruguay hosted the competition, and retained the title by winning every game. The 1919 Copa América saw Uruguay's first defeat in the tournament, a 1–0 defeat in a playoff with Brazil which went to two periods of extra time, the longest Copa América match in history.
In 1924, the Uruguay team traveled to Paris to become the first South American team to compete in the Olympic Games In contrast to the physical style of the European teams of the era, Uruguay played a style based around short passes, and won every game, defeating Switzerland 3–0 in the gold medal match. In the 1928 Summer Olympics, Uruguay went to Amsterdam to defend their title, again winning the gold medal after defeating Argentina 2–1 in the replay of the final (the first match was a draw after extra time).
Following the double Olympic triumph, Uruguay was chosen as the host nation for the first World Cup, held in 1930, the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution. During the World Cup, Uruguay won all its matches, and converted a 1–2 halftime deficit to a 4–2 victory against Argentina at the Estadio Centenario. Due to the refusal of some European teams to participate in the first World Cup, the Uruguayan Football Association urged other countries to reciprocate by boycotting the 1934 World Cup played in Italy. For the 1938 World Cup, France was chosen as host, contrary to a previous agreement to alternate the championships between South America and Europe, so Uruguay again refused to participate.
Uruguay again won the World Cup in 1950, beating hosts Brazil in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. The decisive match was at the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil. Uruguay came from behind to beat the host nation in a match which would become known as the Maracanazo. Many Brazilians had to be treated for shock after the event, such was the surprise of Uruguay's victory.
After their fourth-place finish in the 1954 World Cup, the team had mixed performances and after the fourth-place finish in 1970, their dominance, quality and performance dropped. They were no longer a world football power and failed to qualify for the World Cup on five occasions in the last nine competitions. They reached an all-time low and at one time ranked 76th in the FIFA World Rankings.
In 2010, however, a new generation of footballers, led by Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán and Edinson Cavani, formed a team considered to be Uruguay's best in the last four decades, catching international attention after finishing fourth in the 2010 World Cup. Uruguay opened the tournament with a goalless draw against France, followed by defeats of South Africa (3–0) in and Mexico (1–0) respectively, finishing at the top of their group with seven points. In the second round, they played South Korea, defeating them 2–1 with star striker Luis Suárez scoring a brace and earning Uruguay a spot in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970. Against Ghana, the match finished 1–1, forcing the game into extra-time. Both sides had their chances at extra time but Suárez blocked the ball with his hand in the penalty area, earning Suárez a red card and earning Uruguay universal scorn. Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan missed the subsequent penalty, forcing the game to go into penalties where Uruguay would win 4–2, sending them into the last four. They played the Netherlands in the semi-finals but were beaten 3–2. For the third-place match, they played Germany, again losing 3–2. This placed Uruguay in fourth place for the tournament, their best result in 40 years. Diego Forlan was awarded the Player of The Tournament.
A year later, they won the Copa America for the first time in 16 years and broke the record for the most successful team in South America. Luis Suárez ended up as the Player of The Tournament. In the 2014 World Cup Uruguay was placed in Group D alongside Costa Rica, England, and Italy. They were upset by Costa Rica in the opening match, losing 3–1 despite taking the lead in the first half. They rebounded with a 2–1 victory over England, in which Suárez scored a brace right after coming back from an injury, and a 1–0 victory over Italy, placing them second in their group and earning a spot in the last 16. During the match against Italy, forward Luis Suárez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on his left shoulder. Two days after the match, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee banned Suárez for nine international matches, the longest such ban in World Cup history, exceeding the eight-match ban handed to Italy's Mauro Tassotti for breaking the nose of Spain's Luis Enrique in 1994. Suárez was also banned from taking part in any football-related activity (including entering any stadium) for four months and fined CHF100,000 (approx. £65,700/€82,000/US$119,000). In the round of 16, Uruguay played Colombia but were beaten 2–0, eliminating them from the tournament.
At the 2015 and 2016 Copa América, Uruguay, missing banned striker Luis Suárez, were eliminated in the quarter-finals and group stages respectively. After a successful World Cup qualifying campaign, finishing second, Uruguay made it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Uruguay won its group after three victories, and advanced to the quarter-finals after a 2–1 win over Portugal. However, they were eliminated 2–0 in the quarter-finals by the eventual champions France.
Kits and crest
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Between 1901 and 1910, Uruguay wore a variety of different shirts during its matches. The first shirt worn was the Albion F.C. one, in the unofficial debut of the national team v Argentina in 1901. Then Uruguay worn a variety of shirts, including a solid green one and even a shirt with the colors of the flag of Artigas.
On 10 April 1910, now-defunct club River Plate defeated Argentine side Alumni 2–1, being the first time an Uruguayan team beat that legendary team. That day River Plate wore its alternate jersey, a light blue one due to the home jersey was similar to Alumni's. Ricardo LeBas proposed Uruguay to wear a light blue jersey as a tribute to the victory of River Plate over Alumni. This was approved by president of the Uruguayan Association, Héctor Gómez. The light blue (Celeste) jersey debuted in a Copa Lipton match v Argentina on August 15, 1910. Uruguay won 3–1.
The red jersey that was used in some previous away strips was first used at the 1935 Copa América, held in Santa Beatriz in Peru, which Uruguay won. It was not worn again (except for a 1962 FIFA World Cup match, against Colombia) until 1991, when it was officially adopted as the away jersey.
Four stars appear above the team logo on the jersey. Two represent Uruguay's 1930 and 1950 World Cup victories, and the other two represent the gold medals received at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics, which are the only editions recognised by FIFA as senior World Championships.
|Le Coq Sportif||1983–1986|
Uruguay displays four stars in its emblem – uniquely in world football, it includes their two gold medals in the 1924 Olympics and 1928 Olympics, which are regarded as FIFA world championships by the governing body.
The 1924 FIFA Congress ruled, “on condition that the Olympic Football Tournament takes place in accordance with the Regulations of FIFA, the latter shall recognize this as a world football championship”, and the 1924 and 1928 championships are regarded as equivalent to World Cups in the 1984 Official History of FIFA.
Hence Uruguay has two stars for 1924 and 1928 (recognized by FIFA as World Championships in accordance with the IOC) and 2 stars from the two World Cups from 1930 and 1950.
Since 1930, Uruguay have played their home games at the Estadio Centenario in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo. The stadium was built as a celebration of the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution, and had a capacity of 90,000 when first fully opened. The stadium hosted several matches in the 1930 World Cup, including the final, which was watched by a crowd of 93,000. Crowds for Uruguay's home matches vary greatly depending on the importance of the match and the quality of the opposition.[clarification needed] World Cup qualifying matches often attract crowds of between 50,000 and 73,000.
Uruguay's stadium Estadio Centenario is one of the biggest stadiums in the world over 100m wide and 100m long.
Uruguay has a long-standing rivalry with Argentina, that came into existence when they beat their South American neighbors 4–2 in the first World Cup final, held in Montevideo in 1930. As a response, the following day saw an angry mob threw stones at the Uruguayan consulate in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires.
Uruguay has an old rivalry with their South American neighbors. Their best known match was played at the 1950 World Cup which was held in Brazil where they defeated the host with the result 2–1 in front of almost 200,000 spectators at the Maracanã Stadium, thus winning the competition and earning their second World Cup title.
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|8 October 2020 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||2–1||Chile||Montevideo, Uruguay|
||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
Referee: Éber Aquino (Paraguay)
|13 October 2020 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Ecuador||4–2||Uruguay||Quito, Ecuador|
|16:00 UTC−5||Report||Stadium: Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado|
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
|13 November 2020 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Colombia||0–3||Uruguay||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|15:30 UTC−5||Report||Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez|
Referee: Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
|17 November 2020 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||0–2||Brazil||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|20:00 UTC−3||Report||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)
|TBD 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Argentina||v||Uruguay||Santiago del Estero, Argentina|
|Report||Stadium: Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades|
|TBD 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Bolivia||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Report||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|3 June 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||0–0||Paraguay||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|19:00 UTC−3||Report||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
|8 June 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Venezuela||0–0||Uruguay||Caracas, Venezuela|
|18:30 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Estadio Olímpico de la UCV|
Referee: Anderson Daronco (Brazil)
|18 June 2021 2021 Copa América||Argentina||1–0||Uruguay||Brasília, Brazil|
||Report||Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha|
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
|21 June 2021 2021 Copa América||Uruguay||1–1||Chile||Cuiabá, Brazil|
||Stadium: Arena Pantanal|
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)
|24 June 2021 2021 Copa América||Bolivia||0–2||Uruguay||Cuiabá, Brazil|
|17:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Arena Pantanal|
Referee: Alexis Herrera (Venezuela)
|28 June 2021 2021 Copa América||Uruguay||1–0||Paraguay||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|21:00 UTC−3||Report||Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos|
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)
|3 July 2021 2021 Copa América||Uruguay||0–0|
|19:00 UTC−3||Report||Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha|
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
|2 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Peru||v||Uruguay||Lima, Peru|
|Stadium: Estadio Nacional|
|7 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Ecuador||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|7 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Colombia||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|12 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Brazil||v||Uruguay||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã|
|11 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Argentina||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|16 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Bolivia||v||Uruguay||La Paz, Bolivia|
|Stadium: Estadio Hernando Siles|
|27 January 2022 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Paraguay||v||Uruguay||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Defensores del Chaco|
|1 February 2022 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Venezuela||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|24 March 2022 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Peru||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|29 March 2022 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Chile||v||Uruguay||Santiago, Chile|
|Stadium: Estadio Nacional|
|Head coach||Óscar Tabárez|
|Assistant coach||Mario Rebollo|
|Fitness coach||José Oscar Herrera|
Past head coaches
|Juan Carlos Corazzo||1955|
|Juan Carlos Corazzo||1959–1961|
|Juan Carlos Corazzo||1962–1964|
|Juan Alberto Schiaffino||1974–1975|
|José María Rodríguez||1975–1977|
|Juan Ramón Carrasco||2003–2004|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Fernando Muslera||16 June 1986||123||0||Galatasaray|
|12||GK||Martín Campaña||29 May 1989||9||0||Al-Batin|
|23||GK||Sergio Rochet||23 March 1993||0||0||Nacional|
|2||DF||José Giménez||20 January 1995||67||8||Atlético Madrid|
|3||DF||Diego Godín (captain)||16 February 1986||146||8||Cagliari|
|4||DF||Ronald Araújo||7 March 1999||1||0||Barcelona|
|11||DF||Camilo Cándido||2 June 1995||0||0||Nacional|
|13||DF||Giovanni González||20 September 1994||13||0||Peñarol|
|17||DF||Matías Viña||9 November 1997||16||0||Palmeiras|
|19||DF||Sebastián Coates||7 October 1990||41||1||Sporting CP|
|22||DF||Martín Cáceres||7 April 1987||107||4||Unattached|
|5||MF||Matías Vecino||24 August 1991||48||3||Internazionale|
|6||MF||Rodrigo Bentancur||25 June 1997||38||0||Juventus|
|7||MF||Nicolás De La Cruz||1 June 1997||9||0||River Plate|
|8||MF||Nahitan Nández||28 December 1995||41||0||Cagliari|
|10||MF||Giorgian De Arrascaeta||1 June 1994||30||3||Flamengo|
|14||MF||Lucas Torreira||11 February 1996||31||0||Arsenal|
|15||MF||Federico Valverde||22 July 1998||29||2||Real Madrid|
|24||MF||Fernando Gorriarán||27 November 1994||2||0||Santos Laguna|
|9||FW||Luis Suárez||24 January 1987||123||64||Atlético Madrid|
|16||FW||Brian Rodríguez||20 May 2000||10||3||Los Angeles|
|18||FW||Maxi Gómez||14 August 1996||20||3||Valencia|
|20||FW||Jonathan Rodríguez||6 July 1993||27||3||Cruz Azul|
|21||FW||Edinson Cavani||14 February 1987||123||53||Manchester United|
|25||FW||Facundo Torres||13 April 2000||7||0||Peñarol|
|26||FW||Brian Ocampo||25 June 1999||1||0||Nacional|
The following players have also been called up to the Uruguay squad in the past twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Kevin Dawson||8 February 1992||0||0||Peñarol||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|GK||Rodrigo Muñoz||22 January 1982||0||0||Cerro Porteño||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|GK||Yonatan Irrazábal||12 February 1988||0||0||Rentistas||v. Brazil, 17 November 2020|
|GK||Gastón Olveira||21 April 1993||0||0||Olimpia||v. Brazil, 17 November 2020|
|GK||Martín Silva||25 March 1983||11||0||Libertad||v. Brazil, 17 November 2020 INJ|
|DF||Joaquín Piquerez||24 August 1998||0||0||Peñarol||v. Venezuela, 8 June 2021 INJ|
|DF||Damián Suárez||27 April 1988||0||0||Getafe||v. Venezuela, 8 June 2021 PRE|
|DF||Agustín Oliveros||17 August 1998||1||0||Necaxa||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Maximiliano Falcón||1 May 1997||0||0||Colo-Colo||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Federico Pereira||24 February 2000||0||0||Liverpool Montevideo||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Franco Pizzichillo||3 January 1996||0||0||Montevideo City Torque||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Alexis Rolín||7 February 1989||0||0||Rentistas||v. Brazil, 17 November 2020|
|DF||Diego Laxalt||7 February 1993||24||0||Dynamo Moscow||v. Ecuador, 13 October 2020 PRE|
|DF||Marcelo Saracchi||23 April 1998||4||0||RB Leipzig||v. Ecuador, 13 October 2020 PRE|
|MF||Mauro Arambarri||30 September 1995||4||0||Getafe||v. Venezuela, 8 June 2021 PRE|
|MF||Gastón Pereiro||11 June 1995||10||4||Cagliari||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|MF||Manuel Ugarte||11 April 2001||0||0||Famalicão||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
|MF||Gabriel Neves||11 August 1997||1||0||Nacional||v. Brazil, 17 November 2020|
|FW||Ignacio Ramírez||1 February 1997||0||0||Liverpool Montevideo||v. Venezuela, 8 June 2021|
|FW||Cristhian Stuani||12 October 1986||50||8||Girona||v. Venezuela, 8 June 2021 PRE|
|FW||Darwin Núñez||24 June 1999||4||2||Benfica||v. Venezuela, 8 June 2021 PRE|
|FW||Diego Rossi||5 March 1998||0||0||Los Angeles||v. Bolivia, 30 March 2021 PRE|
COV Tested positive for COVID-19
- As of 3 July 2021, after the match against Colombia.
- Players in bold are still active with Uruguay.
Most capped players
FIFA World Cup
Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1930||Champions||1st||4||4||0||0||15||3||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|1934||Refused to participate||Qualified as defending champions|
|1938||Refused to participate|
|1954||Fourth place||4th||5||3||0||2||16||9||Squad||Qualified as defending champions|
|1958||Did not qualify||2nd||4||2||1||1||4||6|
|1978||Did not qualify||2nd||4||1||2||1||5||4|
|1986||Round of 16||16th||4||0||2||2||2||8||Squad||1st||4||3||0||1||6||4|
|1994||Did not qualify||3rd||8||4||2||2||10||7|
|2006||Did not qualify||5th||20||7||7||6||24||29|
|2014||Round of 16||12th||4||2||0||2||4||6||Squad||5th||18||8||5||5||30||25|
|2022||To be determined||In progress|
|2026||To be determined|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
|South American Championship / Copa América record|
FIFA Confederations Cup
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1992||Did not qualify|
|1999||Did not qualify|
|2017||Did not qualify|
|Olympic Games record|
|1900||Did not participate|
|1948||Did not qualify|
|1980||Did not qualify|
|Since 1992||See Uruguay national under-23 football team|
|Total||2 Gold medals||3/19||10||9||1||0||32||7||—|
Pan American Games
|Pan American Games record|
|1951||Did not participate|
|1967||Did not participate|
|1979||Did not enter|
|1987||Did not participate|
|Since 1999||See Uruguay national under-23 football team|
|Total||1 Gold medal||3/12||10||5||1||4||10||9|
Below is a list of all matches Uruguay have played against FIFA recognised teams. Updated as of 3 July 2021.
Positive Record Neutral Record Negative Record
|Algeria||1||0||0||1||0||1||−1|| Algeria 1 – 0 Uruguay |
(Algiers, Algeria; 12 August 2009)
|Angola||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2|| Angola 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Lisbon, Portugal; 11 August 2010)
|Argentina||200||59||49||92||234||321||−87|| Uruguay 5 – 0 Argentina |
(Guayaquil, Ecuador; 16 December 1959)
|Australia||9||4||1||4||8||6||+2|| Uruguay 3 – 0 Australia |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 25 November 2001)
|Austria||4||1||1||2||5||6||-1|| Austria 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Vienna, Austria; 14 May 1964)
|Belgium||2||0||0||2||1||5||−4|| Belgium 3 – 1 Uruguay |
(Verona, Italy; 17 June 1990)
|Bolivia||44||29||8||7||106||30||+76|| Uruguay 9 – 0 Bolivia |
(Lima, Peru; 6 November 1927)
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||0||0||1||2||3||−1|| Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 – 2 Uruguay |
(Cochin, India; 18 January 2001)
|Brazil||77||20||20||37||97||138||−41|| Uruguay 6 – 0 Brazil |
(Valparaíso, Chile; 18 September 1920)
|Bulgaria||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|| Bulgaria 1 – 1 Uruguay |
(Hanover, West Germany; 19 June 1974)
|Cameroon||1||1||0||0||4||0||+4|| Uruguay 4 – 0 Cameroon |
(Tehran, Iran; 13 August 2003)
|Canada||1||1||0||0||3||1||+2|| Canada 1 – 3 Uruguay |
(Miami, United States; 2 February 1986)
|Chile||84||47||19||18||145||86||+59|| Uruguay 6 – 0 Chile |
(Guayaquil, Ecuador; 6 December 1947)
|China PR||6||3||2||1||9||2||+7|| China PR 0 – 4 Uruguay |
(Wuhan, China; 12 October 2010)
|Colombia||44||21||11||12||64||47||+17|| Uruguay 7 – 0 Colombia |
(Santiago, Chile; 28 January 1945)
|Costa Rica||14||8||4||2||25||19||+6|| Uruguay 2 – 0 Costa Rica |
(Miami, United States; 4 February 1990)
|Czech Republic[a]||6||4||0||2||9||6||+3|| Czech Republic 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Bern, Switzerland; 16 June 1954)
(Nanning, China; 23 March 2018)
|Denmark||2||0||0||2||2||8||−6|| Uruguay 1 – 2 Denmark |
(Ulsan, South Korea; 1 June 2002)
|East Germany||6||1||2||3||4||7||−3|| Uruguay 3 – 0 East Germany |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 29 January 1985)
|Ecuador||47||30||10||7||113||44||+69|| Uruguay 7 – 0 Ecuador |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 18 January 1942)
|Egypt||2||2||0||0||3||0||+3|| Egypt 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Cairo, Egypt; 16 August 2006)
|England||11||5||3||3||15||11||+4|| Uruguay 4 – 2 England |
(Basel, Switzerland; 26 June 1954)
|Estonia||2||1||0||1||3||2||+1|| Uruguay 3 – 0 Estonia |
(Rivera, Uruguay; 23 June 2011)
|France||10||3||4||3||8||7||+1|| France 1 – 5 Uruguay |
(Colombes, France; 1 June 1924)
|Finland||2||2||0||0||8||1||+7|| Uruguay 6 – 0 Finland |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 8 December 1984)
|Georgia||1||0||0||1||0||2||−2|| Georgia 2 – 0 Uruguay |
(Tbilisi, Georgia; 15 November 2006)
|Germany[b]||11||1||2||8||12||29||−17|| Germany 1 – 4 Uruguay |
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 3 June 1928)
|Ghana||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|| Uruguay 1 – 1 Ghana |
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 2 July 2010)
|Guatemala||3||2||1||0||8||3||+5|| Uruguay 5 – 1 Guatemala |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 6 June 2015)
|Haiti||3||1||2||0||1||0||+1|| Haiti 0 – 1 Uruguay |
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 23 March 1974)
|Honduras||2||0||1||1||2||3||−1|| Uruguay 2 – 2 Honduras |
(Bogotá, Colombia; 29 July 2001)
|Hong Kong||2||2||0||0||4||1||+3|| Hong Kong 1 – 3 Uruguay |
(Hong Kong ; 9 January 2000)
|Hungary||6||3||2||1||10||8||+2|| Uruguay 2 – 0 Hungary |
(Maldonado, Uruguay; 17 February 2000)
|Iceland||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1|| Uruguay 2 – 1 Iceland |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 10 January 2001)
|India||1||1||0||0||3||1||+2|| India 1 – 3 Uruguay |
(Kolkata, India; 25 February 1982)
|Indonesia||3||2||0||1||11||5||+6|| Indonesia 1 – 7 Uruguay |
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 8 October 2010)
|Iran||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|| Uruguay 1 – 1 Iran |
(Hong Kong ; 4 February 2003)
|Iraq||1||1||0||0||5||2||+3|| Iraq 2 – 5 Uruguay |
(Tehran, Iran; 15 August 2003)
|Israel||6||4||1||1||15||6||+9|| Uruguay 4 – 1 Israel |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 26 May 2010)
|Italy||11||4||4||3||11||12||-1|| Uruguay 2 – 0 Italy |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 3 January 1981)
|Jamaica||5||4||0||1||9||2||+7|| Jamaica 0 – 3 Uruguay |
(Kingston, Jamaica; 28 March 1974)
|Japan||8||4||2||2||23||17||+6|| Japan 1 – 4 Uruguay |
(Tokyo, Japan; 26 May 1985)
|Jordan||2||1||1||0||5||0||+5|| Jordan 0 – 5 Uruguay |
(Amman, Jordan; 13 November 2011)
|Libya||2||2||0||0||5||3||+2|| Libya 2 – 3 Uruguay |
(Tripoli, Libya; 11 February 2009)
|Luxembourg||1||1||0||0||1||0||+1|| Luxembourg 0 – 1 Uruguay |
(Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; 26 March 1980)
|Malaysia||1||1||0||0||6||0||+6|| Malaysia 0 – 6 Uruguay |
(Osaka, Japan; 1 June 1985)
|Mexico||21||6||7||8||28||29||−1|| Mexico 1 – 4 Uruguay |
(Houston, United States; 7 September 2018)
|Morocco||2||2||0||0||2||0||+2|| Morocco 0 – 1 Uruguay |
(Casablanca, Morocco; 25 April 1964)
|Netherlands||6||3||1||2||9||7||+2|| Uruguay 2 – 0 Netherlands |
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 30 May 1928)
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 30 December 1980)
|New Zealand||2||1||1||0||9||2||+7|| Uruguay 7 – 0 New Zealand |
(Paysandú, Uruguay; 25 June 1995)
|Nigeria||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1|| Nigeria 1 – 2 Uruguay |
(Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; 20 June 2013)
|Northern Ireland||4||2||0||2||2||4||−2|| Northern Ireland 0 – 1 Uruguay |
(East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States; 21 May 2006)
|Norway||2||1||1||0||3||2||+1|| Norway 0 – 1 Uruguay |
(Oslo, Norway; 14 June 1972)
|Oman||1||1||0||0||3||0||+3|| Oman 0 – 3 Uruguay |
(Muscat, Oman; 13 October 2014)
|Panama||3||3||0||0||10||1||+9|| Uruguay 6 – 1 Panama |
(Santiago, Chile; 6 April 1952)
|Paraguay||76||32||19||25||115||94||+21|| Uruguay 6 – 1 Paraguay |
(Santiago, Chile; 1 November 1926)
|Peru||68||37||15||16||111||63||+48|| Uruguay 6 – 0 Peru |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 18 June 2008)
|Poland||4||1||2||1||5||4||+1|| Poland 1 – 3 Uruguay |
(Gdańsk, Poland; 14 November 2012)
|Portugal||3||1||1||1||3||5||−2|| Portugal 1 – 2 Uruguay |
(Sochi, Russia; 30 June 2018)
|Republic of Ireland||4||2||1||1||7||6||+1|| Uruguay 2 – 0 Republic of Ireland |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 8 May 1974)
|Romania||5||2||2||1||8||3||+5|| Uruguay 4 – 0 Romania |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 21 July 1930)
|Russia[c]||9||2||1||6||8||15||−7|| Uruguay 3 – 0 Russia |
(Samara, Russia; 25 June 2018)
|Saar||1||1||0||0||7||1||+6|| Saar 1 – 7 Uruguay |
(Saarbrücken, Germany; 5 June 1954)
|Saudi Arabia||3||1||1||1||4||4||0|| Saudi Arabia 0 – 1 Uruguay |
(Rostov, Russia; 20 June 2018)
|Scotland||4||2||1||1||10||4||+6|| Uruguay 7 – 0 Scotland |
(Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954)
|Senegal||1||0||1||0||3||3||0|| Senegal 3 – 3 Uruguay |
(Suwon, South Korea; 11 June 2002)
|Serbia[d]||7||3||1||3||17||8||+9|| Yugoslavia 0 – 7 Uruguay |
(Colombes, France; 26 May 1924)
|Singapore||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1|| Singapore 1 – 2 Uruguay |
(Singapore City, Singapore; 21 May 2002)
|Slovenia||2||2||0||0||4||0||+4|| Slovenia 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Koper, Slovenia; 28 February 2001)
|South Africa||3||2||1||0||7||3||+4|| South Africa 0 – 3 Uruguay |
(Pretoria, South Africa; 16 June 2010)
|South Korea||8||6||1||1||13||6||+7|| South Korea 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Seoul, South Korea; 24 March 2007)
|Spain||10||0||5||5||8||16||−8|| Spain 0 – 0 Uruguay |
(São Paulo, Brazil; 9 July 1950)
(A Coruña, Spain; 18 January 1995)
|Sweden||3||1||0||2||3||6||−3|| Uruguay 3 – 2 Sweden |
(São Paulo, Brazil; 13 July 1950)
|Switzerland||4||3||1||0||13||4||+9|| Uruguay 4 – 0 Switzerland |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 18 December 1980)
|Tahiti||1||1||0||0||8||0||+8|| Tahiti 0 – 8 Uruguay |
(Recife, Brazil; 23 June 2013)
|Thailand||1||1||0||0||4||0||+4|| Uruguay 4 – 0 Thailand |
(Nanning, China; 25 March 2019)
|Trinidad and Tobago||1||1||0||0||3||1||+2|| Uruguay 3 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 28 May 2016)
|Tunisia||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|| Tunisia 0 – 0 Uruguay |
(Radès, Tunisia; 2 June 2006)
|Turkey||1||1||0||0||3||2||+1|| Turkey 2 – 3 Uruguay |
(Bochum, Germany; 25 May 2008)
|Ukraine||1||1||0||0||3||2||+1|| Ukraine 2 – 3 Uruguay |
(Kharkiv, Ukraine; 2 September 2011)
|United Arab Emirates||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2|| United Arab Emirates 0 – 2 Uruguay |
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 13 December 1997)
|United States||7||2||3||2||9||7||+2|| Uruguay 3 – 0 United States |
(Colombes, France; 29 May 1924)
|Uzbekistan||2||2||0||0||6||0||+6|| Uruguay 3 – 0 Uzbekistan |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 7 June 2018)
(Nanning, China; 22 March 2019)
|Venezuela||32||18||9||5||60||22||+38|| Uruguay 5 – 0 Venezuela |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 23 May 1975)
|Wales||2||1||1||0||1||0||+1|| Uruguay 1 – 0 Wales |
(Nanning, China; 26 March 2018)
|Total (85)||958||426||230||302||1497||1175||+322|| Uruguay 9 – 0 Bolivia |
(Lima, Peru; 6 November 1927)
Note: Below is a list of achievements by the senior national team
- FIFA World Cup:
- South American Championship / Copa América:
- FIFA Confederations Cup:
- Artemio Franchi Trophy:
- Runners-up: 1985
- Summer Olympics:
- Pan American Games
- 1980 Mundialito
- Gold medal (1): 1981
- Uruguay national under-23 football team
- Uruguay national under-20 football team
- Uruguay national under-17 football team
- Uruguay national futsal team
- Although the first match ever recorded by both, Argentina and Uruguay sides, was played on 16 May 1901, this is not considered an official game due to the match not being organized by Uruguay's Football Association but by Albion FC in its home field in Paso del Molino.
- Shirt of Albion F.C., worn in the first match (unofficial) v Argentina due to the most part of the players were from that club.
- Shirt worn in the first official match ever, v Argentina in Montevideo in 1902, also worn in a second game in Buenos Aires, 1903.
- Model based on the flag of Artigas. This uniform was worn (at least) by a Uruguay representatives (Liga Uruguaya v South Africa and Copa Lipton matches 1905–07).
- Worn (at least) in the Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo in 1910.
- Worn by first time in a Copa Lipton match on August 15, 1910.
- Extra edition
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- Orígenes de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2012.
- David Goldblatt (2008). The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer. Penguin. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-59448-296-0.
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