C.S.D. Villa Española

Club Social y Deportivo Villa Española, usually known as Villa Española, is a football and boxing club located in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is best known for its football department, which is currently playing in the Uruguayan Primera División, and has its home games at Estadio Obdulio Varela.

Villa Española
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Full nameClub Social y Deportivo Villa Española
Nickname(s)El Villa
FoundedAugust 18, 1940; 82 years ago (1940-08-18)
GroundEstadio Obdulio Varela
Montevideo, Uruguay
Capacity6,000
ChairmanMiguel Romero
ManagerJulio Mozzo
LeagueSegunda División
2021Primera División, 16th (relegated)
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 18 August 1940 as a boxing club, and as a football club in 1950.[1] The club's most important title was winning the Uruguayan Segunda División in 2001. As a result, it was promoted to the Primera División, where it stayed until relegation in 2003. Villa Española couldn't play the 2005 and 2006 Segunda División tournaments because of economic problems. They returned for the 2007–08 season and achieved promotion, but were relegated to the Segunda División Amateur (3rd division) because of economic problems after the 2008–09 season.[2]

In 2013 the club was able to pay its debts and achieved promotion to the Segunda División.[3][4] In 2016 it gained promotion to the Primera División, but was immediately relegated that same season.[5]

TitlesEdit

2001
1973, 1980, 1987, 1996, 2014

Current squadEdit

As of 25 September 2020[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   URU Facundo Silva
3 DF   URU Carlos Santucho
4 DF   URU Matías Malvino
5 MF   URU William Machado
6 MF   URU Robert Flores (on loan from Boston River)
7 MF   URU Emiliano Ghan
8 FW   URU Santiago López
9 FW   URU Pablo Silva
10 MF   URU Leandro Silva
11 MF   URU Christian Tizón
12 GK   URU Hernán Espinoza
13 MF   URU Mathías Riquero
14 MF   URU Ivo Allende
15 MF   URU Gabriel Albín
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   URU Yhojan Díaz
18 MF   URU Federico Mautone
19 FW   URU Denis Olivera (on loan from Peñarol)
20 DF   URU Federico Puente
21 GK   URU Hernán Espinosa
22 DF   URU Gabriel Acevedo
23 FW   URU Facundo Tancredi
24 DF   URU Emiliano Albín
25 MF   URU Jonathan Ríos
26 FW   URU Facundo Godoy
31 MF   URU Gustavo Aprile
32 FW   URU Santiago Ramírez
33 DF   URU Martín Amuz
34 DF   URU Nicolás Digiano (on loan from Montevideo City Torque)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Faraldo, Manuel L. (2020-08-22). "El Club Social y Deportivo Villa Española de Montevideo conmemora su 80 aniversario". España Exterior (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  2. ^ "Villa Española campeón de la Liguilla". LARED21 (in Spanish). 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  3. ^ "Cada vez más cerca". Aguantenche.com. 22 February 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Un día volvió…". El Ascenso (in Spanish). 6 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  5. ^ "Villa Española: "Al villa con amor…"". El Ascenso (in European Spanish). 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-07-12.
  6. ^ Plantel 2020

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