Lorenzo Fernández (May 20, 1900 – November 16, 1973), nicknamed El Gallego (The Galician), was a Spanish-born Uruguayan footballer. During his career, he played for Capurro, River Plate, Montevideo Wanderers FC and C.A. Peñarol. Fernández also played 31 times and scored 4 goals for the Uruguay national football team, with which he won the 1930 FIFA World Cup, the gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics, and the 1926 and 1935 Copa Americas. A center-half in the 2–3–5 footballing system, he once replaced Pedro Cea as an inside-left forward against Peru during a match in 1929 South American Championship and went on to score a hat-trick.
|Date of birth||May 20, 1900|
|Place of birth||Redondela, Spain|
|Date of death||November 16, 1973(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|1918||River Plate F.C.|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
- Uruguayan Primera División: 1928, 1929, 1932 & 1935.
- Federación Uruguaya: 1923
- "La Tribuna Popular" Trophy: 1932
- José Piendibene Cup: 1929
- Mirurgia Cup: 1928
- Ricardo Pittaluga Cup: 1928
- Copa Aldao: 1928
- ^ "Lorenzo Fdez. Un redondelano en Uruguay" [Lorenzo Fdez. A redondelan in Uruguay] (in Spanish). Faro de Vigo. June 8, 2006.
- ^ "Lorenzo Fernández". Olympedia. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
- 1928 Summer Olympics Final
- Lorenzo Fernández – FIFA competition record (archived)
- National Appearances
- Part of Uruguays "Iron Curtain" Defence
- World Cup 1930 Final Line-up at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-01-10)