Famous Uruguayan Sportspersons

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 1 
Luis Suarez
(Football Player)

Luis Suarez
19
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.

 2 
Diego Forlán
(Football player)

Diego Forlán
5
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 3 
Diego Godín
(Footballer)

Diego Godín
4
Birthdate: February 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Uruguay

 4 
Martín Cáceres
(Uruguayan footballer)

Martín Cáceres
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo
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 5 
Edinson Cavani
(Footballer)

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.

 6 
Fernando Muslera
(Plays as a Goalkeeper for Turkish Club Galatasaray and the Uruguay National Team)

Fernando Muslera
3
Birthdate: June 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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 7 
Gus Poyet
(Football manager)

Gus Poyet
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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 8 
Luis Suárez Miramontes
(Footballer Attacking Midfielder)

Luis Suárez Miramontes
3
Birthdate: May 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

 9 
Diego Laxalt
(Association football player)

Diego Laxalt
3
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo

 10 
Álvaro Recoba
(Football player - Attacking midfielder, forward)

Álvaro Recoba
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 11 
Sebastián Coates
(Association football player)

Sebastián Coates
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo

 12 
Nicolás Lodeiro
(Association football player)

Nicolás Lodeiro
3
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paysandú

 13 
Sebastián Abreu
(Association football player)

Sebastián Abreu
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minas

 14 
Enzo Francescoli
(Football player)

Enzo Francescoli
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 15 
Pablo Cuevas
(Tennis player)

Pablo Cuevas
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concordia, Argentina

 16 
Diego Lugano
(Association football player)

Diego Lugano
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canelones

 17 

Maximiliano Pereira
3
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo

 18 
Paolo Montero
(Association football player)

Paolo Montero
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo

 19 
Bruno Fornaroli
(Association football player)

Bruno Fornaroli
3
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salto

 20 
Walter Gargano
(Association football player)

Walter Gargano
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paysandú

 21 
Tab Ramos
(Soccer player)

Tab Ramos
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 22 
Alcides Ghiggia
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Alcides Ghiggia
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: July 16, 2015

 23 
Álvaro Pereira
(Association football player)

Álvaro Pereira
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo

 24 
Miguel Britos
(Association football player)

Miguel Britos
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo

Gonzalo Rodríguez
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: September 11, 1999

 26 
Jayson Granger
(Basketball player)

Jayson Granger
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 27 
Marcelo Zalayeta
(Association football player)

Marcelo Zalayeta
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo

 28 
Walter Pandiani
(Association football player)

Walter Pandiani
2
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo

 29 

Juan Alberto Schiaffino
2
Birthdate: July 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 13, 2002

 30 

Alfredo Evangelista
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 31 
Rodrigo Mora
(Association football player)

Rodrigo Mora
2
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rivera

 32 

Chris Namus
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 33 
Santiago Vescovi
(Basketball player)

Santiago Vescovi
2
Birthdate: September 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 34 
Esteban Batista
(Basketball player)

Esteban Batista
2
Birthdate: September 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 35 
Jorge Fossati
(Association football manager, Association football player)

Jorge Fossati
1
Birthdate: November 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 36 
Diego Aguirre
(Football player, Football manager)

Diego Aguirre
1
Birthdate: September 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 37 
Diego Pérez
(Footballer)

Diego Pérez
3
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo

 38 
Rodrigo Zalazar
(Football player - Midfielder)

Rodrigo Zalazar
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albacete, Spain

 39 
Matías Britos
(Football player - Striker)

Matías Britos
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Carlos, Uruguay

 40 
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

 41 
Fernando Clavijo
(Football Coach)

Fernando Clavijo
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maldonado, Uruguay
Died: February 8, 2019

 42 
Isabelino Gradín
(Football player)

Isabelino Gradín
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: December 21, 1944

 43 
Rubén Paz
(Association football player)

Rubén Paz
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Artigas, Uruguay

 44 
Roque Gastón Máspoli
(Football player)

Roque Gastón Máspoli
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: February 22, 2004

 45 
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

 46 
Julio Abbadie
(Association football player)

Julio Abbadie
1
Birthdate: September 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Ramón
Died: July 16, 2014

 47 
Bruno Fitipaldo
(Basketball player)

Bruno Fitipaldo
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 48 
Luis Cruz
(Midfielder)

Luis Cruz
1
Birthdate: April 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uruguay
Died: 1998 AD

 49 
Julio Maglione
(Committee member)

Julio Maglione
1
Birthdate: November 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 50 
Rodolfo Rodríguez
(Association football player)

Rodolfo Rodríguez
1
Birthdate: January 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay