Famous Uruguayan Sportspersons

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Luis Suarez
(Uruguayan Professional Football 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
(Uruguayan Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Striker)
Diego Forlán
6
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Edinson Cavani
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Edinson Cavani
40
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.

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 4 
Diego Godín
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Diego Godín
4
Birthdate: February 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Álvaro Recoba
(Uruguayan Former Footballer Who Played as a Forward or Midfielder)
Álvaro Recoba
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Martín Cáceres
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Martín Cáceres
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Fernando Muslera
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Fernando Muslera
3
Birthdate: June 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Gus Poyet
(Uruguayan Professional Football Manager and Former Footballer Midfielder)
Gus Poyet
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Diego Laxalt
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer, Who Plays as a Left-Back or a Left Winger)
Diego Laxalt
3
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Sebastián Coates
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre Back)
Sebastián Coates
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 11 
Enzo Francescoli
(Uruguayan Former Footballer Who Played as a Attacking Midfielder)
Enzo Francescoli
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Sebastián Abreu
(Uruguayan Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Striker)
Sebastián Abreu
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minas, Uruguay
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 13 
Chris Namus
(Boxer)
Chris Namus
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Maxi Pereira
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right-Back)
Maxi Pereira
3
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
(Italian-Uruguayan Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder or Forward)
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
2
Birthdate: July 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 13, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Pablo Cuevas
(Uruguayan Professional Tennis Player)
Pablo Cuevas
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concordia, Argentina
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Nicolás Lodeiro
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Nicolás Lodeiro
3
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paysandú, Uruguay
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Diego Lugano
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Defender)
Diego Lugano
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canelones, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Paolo Montero
(Uruguayan Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Central Defender / Left-Back)
Paolo Montero
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Bruno Fornaroli
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward or Attacking Midfielder)
Bruno Fornaroli
3
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay Salto, Uruguay
 21 
Tab Ramos
(American Former Soccer Player and Former Head Coach of Hartford Athletic in the USL Championship)
Tab Ramos
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Walter Gargano
(Uruguayan Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Walter Gargano
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paysandú, Uruguay
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 23 
Alcides Ghiggia
(Uruguayan-Italian Football Player Who Played as a Right Winger)
Alcides Ghiggia
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 16, 2015
 24 
Jayson Granger
(Basketball player)
Jayson Granger
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Miguel Britos
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre Back)
Miguel Britos
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maldonado, Uruguay Maldonado, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
David Stirling
(Uruguayan Polo Player)
David Stirling
0
Birthdate: January 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Young, Uruguay
 27 
Santiago Vescovi
(Basketball player)
Santiago Vescovi
2
Birthdate: September 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 28 
Marcelo Zalayeta
(Uruguayan Former Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Marcelo Zalayeta
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Walter Pandiani
(Uruguayan Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Striker)
Walter Pandiani
2
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Alfredo Evangelista
(Boxer)
Alfredo Evangelista
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Gonzalo Rodríguez
Gonzalo Rodríguez
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: September 11, 1999
 32 
Diego Aguirre
(Uruguayan Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
Diego Aguirre
1
Birthdate: September 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Diego Pérez
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Diego Pérez
3
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Rodrigo Zalazar
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Rodrigo Zalazar
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albacete, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Rodrigo Mora
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Rodrigo Mora
2
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rivera, Uruguay
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 36 
Jorge Fossati
(Uruguayan Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Jorge Fossati
1
Birthdate: November 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Esteban Batista
(Basketball player)
Esteban Batista
2
Birthdate: September 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 38 
Fernando Clavijo
(Uruguayan-American Soccer Defender and Former Head Coach)
Fernando Clavijo
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maldonado, Uruguay
Died: February 8, 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
(Mixed martial artist)
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
2
Birthdate: May 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Roque Gastón Máspoli
(Uruguayan Football Player and Coach)
Roque Gastón Máspoli
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: February 22, 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 41 
Rubén Paz
(Uruguayan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Rubén Paz
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Artigas, Uruguay
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 42 
Edgardo Codesal
(Football referee, who controlled the final match of the 1990 World Cup held in Italy)
Edgardo Codesal
0
Birthdate: June 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 43 
Matías Britos
(Uruguayan Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Matías Britos
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Carlos, Uruguay
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Isabelino Gradín
(Uruguayan Footballer and Athlete)
Isabelino Gradín
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: December 21, 1944
 45 
Julio Abbadie
(Uruguayan Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Julio Abbadie
1
Birthdate: September 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 16, 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Bruno Fitipaldo
(Basketball player)
Bruno Fitipaldo
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Déborah Rodríguez
(Athletic)
Déborah Rodríguez
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Julio Maglione
(Committee member)
Julio Maglione
1
Birthdate: November 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
 49 
Washington Poyet
(Basketball player)
Washington Poyet
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: June 16, 2007
 50 
Martín Cuevas
(Uruguayan Professional Tennis Player)
Martín Cuevas
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)