Famous Uruguayan Football Players

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Luis Suarez
(Uruguayan Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Luis Suarez
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Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay

Controversy’s favorite child Uruguayan professional Luis Suarez has been in the news for an infamous handball and also for biting opponents. He now plays for Atlético Madrid and has previously represented Barcelona and Liverpool, winning 19 trophies in his career to date. He is Uruguay's leading goalscorer of all time.

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Diego Forlán
(Football player)
Diego Forlán
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 3 
Diego Godín
(Footballer)
Diego Godín
3
Birthdate: February 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Uruguay
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 4 
Edinson Cavani
(Footballer)
Edinson Cavani
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Birthdate: February 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay

Uruguayan footballer, Edinson Cavani, is the second-most highest scorer among Uruguayan internationals, next only to Luis Suarez. During his time in Italy, he was called El Matador for his composure while scoring goals. Although considered one of the best strikers of his generation, Cavani has been criticized for his relatively poor performance in important games.

 5 
Martín Cáceres
(Uruguayan footballer)
Martín Cáceres
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo
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Fernando Muslera
(Plays as a Goalkeeper for Turkish Club Galatasaray and the Uruguay National Team)
Fernando Muslera
4
Birthdate: June 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 7 
Álvaro Recoba
(Football player - Attacking midfielder, forward)
Álvaro Recoba
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 8 
Enzo Francescoli
(Football player)
Enzo Francescoli
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 9 
Gus Poyet
(Football manager)
Gus Poyet
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Luis Suárez Miramontes
(Footballer Attacking Midfielder)
Luis Suárez Miramontes
3
Birthdate: May 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
 11 
Diego Laxalt
(Association football player)
Diego Laxalt
3
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo
 12 
Sebastián Coates
(Association football player)
Sebastián Coates
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo
 13 
Diego Lugano
(Association football player)
Diego Lugano
2
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canelones
 14 
Sebastián Abreu
(Association football player)
Sebastián Abreu
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minas
 15 
Maximiliano Pereira
2
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo
 16 
Nicolás Lodeiro
(Association football player)
Nicolás Lodeiro
2
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paysandú
 17 
Paolo Montero
(Association football player)
Paolo Montero
2
Birthdate: September 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo
 18 
Bruno Fornaroli
(Association football player)
Bruno Fornaroli
2
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salto
 19 
Walter Gargano
(Association football player)
Walter Gargano
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paysandú
 20 
Tab Ramos
(Soccer player)
Tab Ramos
2
Birthdate: September 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 21 
Alcides Ghiggia
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Alcides Ghiggia
1
Birthdate: December 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: July 16, 2015
 22 
Álvaro Pereira
(Association football player)
Álvaro Pereira
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo
 23 
Miguel Britos
(Association football player)
Miguel Britos
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo
 24 
Marcelo Zalayeta
(Association football player)
Marcelo Zalayeta
1
Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo
 25 
Walter Pandiani
(Association football player)
Walter Pandiani
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo
 26 
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
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Birthdate: July 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 13, 2002
 27 
Diego Aguirre
(Football player, Football manager)
Diego Aguirre
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Birthdate: September 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Rodrigo Zalazar
(Football player - Midfielder)
Rodrigo Zalazar
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albacete, Spain
 29 
Rodrigo Mora
(Association football player)
Rodrigo Mora
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rivera
 30 
Diego Pérez
(Footballer)
Diego Pérez
1
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo
 31 
Jorge Fossati
(Association football manager, Association football player)
Jorge Fossati
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Birthdate: November 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 32 
Matías Britos
(Football player - Striker)
Matías Britos
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Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Carlos, Uruguay
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Fernando Clavijo
(Football Coach)
Fernando Clavijo
1
Birthdate: January 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maldonado, Uruguay
Died: February 8, 2019
 34 
Rubén Paz
(Association football player)
Rubén Paz
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Artigas, Uruguay
 35 
Roque Gastón Máspoli
(Football player)
Roque Gastón Máspoli
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: February 22, 2004
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Julio Abbadie
(Association football player)
Julio Abbadie
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Birthdate: September 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Ramón
Died: July 16, 2014
 37 
Isabelino Gradín
(Football player)
Isabelino Gradín
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: December 21, 1944
 38 
Luis Cruz
(Midfielder)
Luis Cruz
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Birthdate: April 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uruguay
Died: 1998 AD
 39 
Rodolfo Rodríguez
(Association football player)
Rodolfo Rodríguez
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Birthdate: January 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 40 
Carlos Miloc
(Football coach and former player who managed UANL Tigres, Club América, and the Guatemala national team)
Carlos Miloc
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Birthdate: February 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: February 25, 2017
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Venancio Ramos
(Association football player)
Venancio Ramos
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Birthdate: June 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Artigas, Uruguay
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Andrés Mazali
(Goalkeeper)
Andrés Mazali
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Birthdate: July 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: October 30, 1975
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Carolina Birizamberri
(Football player)
Carolina Birizamberri
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Birthdate: July 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Wilmar Cabrera
(Association football player)
Wilmar Cabrera
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Birthdate: July 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cerrillos, Uruguay