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The Uruguayan Clásico (Spanish: Clásico del fútbol uruguayo) is the most important rivalry in Uruguayan football and one of the best on the American continent.[1] It is contested between the two most popular football clubs in Uruguay, Club Nacional de Football and Club Atlético Peñarol (supposedly former CURCC), both based in Montevideo. As of 2018, the two teams have won 96 of the 115 Uruguayan Primera División titles, and many international tournaments, including a combined eight Copa Libertadores. The first meeting between the two teams was at the turn of the century in 1900, making it one of the oldest football rivalries outside Great Britain.[2][3] CURCC won the first match 2–0.[3]

Uruguayan Clásico
LocaleMontevideo
TeamsNacional
Peñarol
CURCC
First meeting15 July 1900
Statistics
Meetings total557
Most winsPeñarol / CURCC (190)
All-time seriesNacional: 174
Drawn: 173
Peñarol/CURCC: 190

Founded as the Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club (CURCC) in 1891, it was originally made up of English immigrants representing the Central Uruguay Railway (Ferrocarril Central del Uruguay), and was based in the Peñarol district in the outskirts of the city. Nacional was formed in 1899 as a club for purely native players at a time when football clubs were almost exclusively the domain of European immigrants.[3] CURCC won the first match 2–0.[3]

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Match historyEdit

Nacional - CURCCEdit

Event M WC D WN GC GN
Uruguayan Primera División[4] 22 8 6 8 28 24
Copa Competencia 9 5 1 3 12 19
Copa de Honor 6 3 2 1 13 7
Subtotal 37 16 9 12 53 40
Other 16 6 3 7 25 25
Total 53 22 12 19 78 65
  • M: Matches, WC: Wins CURCC, WN: Wins Nacional, D: Draw
  • GC: Goals CURCC, GN: Goals Nacional

Nacional - PeñarolEdit

Event M WP D WN GP GN
Uruguayan Primera División 243 85 86 72 309 283
Copa del Consejo Provisorio 2 2 0 0 1 0
Liguilla Pre-Libertadores 22 12 4 6 34 21
Torneo Competencia 33 16 6 11 44 34
Torneo de Honor[5][6] 6 0 3 3 5 11
Liga Mayor 8 0 5 3 6 10
Torneo Cuadrangular 16 4 6 6 19 22
Campeonato General Artigas[7] 1 0 1 0 1 1
Torneos Especiales[8] 6 2 1 3 6 7
Copa Libertadores 38 13 15 10 44 41
Copa Mercosur 2 1 1 0 2 1
Supercopa Sudamericana 4 1 2 1 6 6
Subtotal 358 126 121 111 450 413
Friendlies 89 29 29 31 106 114
Total 484 168 161 155 600 574
  • M: Matches, WP: Wins Peñarol, WN: Wins Nacional, D: Draw
  • GP: Goals Peñarol, GN: Goals Nacional

Nacional - Peñarol/CURCCEdit

M WC + WP D WN GC + GP GN
537 190 173 174 678 639
  • M: Matches, WC + WP: Wins CURCC + Peñarol, WN: Wins Nacional, D: Draw
  • GC + GP: Goals CURCC + Peñarol, GN: Goals Nacional
  • Source: RSSSF, updated as of 21 January 2019.

Title comparisonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uruguay se parte en dos" [Uruguay divides into two]. El País. Uruguay. 27 November 2005. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  2. ^ The date of the first match is given as either 15 July or 15 September 1900
  3. ^ a b c d "Peñarol VS Nacional – Montevideo's ancient Superclasico". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  4. ^ Does not include matches from June 6, 1901 (1–1), May 14, 1905 (1–1) and July 9, 1905 (0–0), whose results were voided.
  5. ^ Only includes matches that were played independently of the Uruguayan Championship from 1925 to 1940, as well as the match from December 5th, 1943 (2–3)
  6. ^ Does not include the October 18, 1964 (2–1) match, part of the Copa de Honor and the Uruguayan Championship.
  7. ^ Refers to the official tournament played between 1960-61
  8. ^ Includes the Campeones Sudamericanos Juveniles (1954), Torneo Ciudad de Montevideo (1973), Torneo Campeones Olímpicos (1974), Copa de Oro (1982), Campeonato Estadio Centenario (1983) y Torneo 60º Aniversario de Colombes (1984) tournaments.

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