Uruguay Best Football Players Playing For Other International Teams and Clubs


    Uruguay - Soccer Players Abroad - Playing for other countries


    Uruguay
    I've always found it amazing that Uruguay has had so much success on an international level. The small nation has won 2 World Cups and 14 Copa America titles and they send a large amount of players to top leagues all over the world. I know much of their success was in the first half of the 20th century and they've struggled in tournament play since winning the Copa America in 1995, but they still have a lot of impressive players currently playing abroad.

    Here's a few comparisons to get an idea of just how small Uruguay is:

    Uruguay Population: 3,460,607 Size: 68,037 sq mi
    Oklahoma Population: 3,579,212 Size: 69,898 sq mi

    Uruguay Population: 3,460,607
    USA Population: 303,720,924

    Diego Forlan, currently with Atletico Madrid, plays in a city with nearly the same population as his entire home nation. Madrid Population: 3,228,359

    Uruguay is the only country in the world to win a World Cup with a population of under 4 million inhabitants. The next lowest world cup winning population is Argentina, with a population of about 41 million people.

    I've also wondered, with the recent influx of South American talent to MLS, where are the Uruguayans? There are currently zero in the league and only one playing in USL-1. Maybe players from Uruguay don't want to play in English speaking countries, there are zero in the English Premier League too.

    Below is a full list of the 81 Uruguayans currently playing in Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Portugal, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.



    La Liga:
    Diego Forlan - Atletico Madrid
    Javier Chevantón - Sevilla
    Sebastián Taborda - Deportivo la Coruna
    Gustavo Munúa - Deportivo la Coruna
    Carlos Diogo - Real Zaragoza
    Fabián Carini - Real Murcia
    Mario Regueiro - Real Murcia
    Pablo García - Real Murcia
    Iván Alonso - Real Murcia
    Gonzalo Castro - Mallorca
    Sebastián Viera - Villarreal
    Diego Godín - Villarreal
    Sebastián Eguren - Villarreal
    Sergio Orteman - Racing Santander
    Martín Cáceres - Recreativo Huelva
    Walter Pandiani - CA Osasuna
    Juan Albín - Getafe

    Serie A:
    Diego López - Cagliari
    Sebastián Rosano - Cagliari
    Jorge Andrés Martínez - Catania
    Guillermo Giacomazzi - Empoli
    Matías Masiero - Genoa
    Fernando Muslera - Lazio
    Mariano Bogliacino - Napoli
    Walter Gargano - Napoli
    Marcelo Zalayeta - Napoli
    Edison Cavani - Palermo
    Christian Stuani - Reggina
    Carlos Adrián Valdez - Reggina
    Pablo Álvarez - Reggina
    Leonardo Martín Migliónico - Sampdoria
    Álvaro Recoba - Torino

    Ligue 1
    Diego Pérez - AS Monaco
    Ignacio María González - AS Monaco
    Damián Macaluso - AS Nancy
    Gaston Curbelo - AS Nancy
    Adrian Sarkissian - AS Nancy
    Gonzalo Vargas - FC Sochaux
    Williams Martínez - Valenciennes FC

    Eredivisie
    Bruno Silva - Ajax
    Luis Suárez - Ajax

    Portuguese Liga
    Luis Aguiar - Academica
    Maximiliano Pereira - Benfica
    Cristian Rodríguez - Benfica
    Marcelo Lipatin - CD Nacional
    Jorge Fucile - Porto

    German Bundesliga
    Pablo Cáceres - MSV Duisburg
    Gustavo Varela - Schalke 04
    Carlos Grossmüller - Schalke 04
    Vicente Sánchez - Schalke 04

    Primera División de México
    Richard Núñez - Club America
    Hernán Rodrigo López - Club America
    Jorge Bava - Atlas
    Nicolás Vigneri - Cruz Azul
    Egidio Arévalo - Monterrey
    Gonzalo Choy González - Morelia
    Héctor Giménez - Necaxa
    Álvaro Fabián González - Puebla FC
    Nicolás Olivera - Puebla FC
    Marcelo Guerrero - San Luis
    Marcelo Sosa - UAG Tecos

    Primera División de Argentina
    Álvaro Pereira - Argentions Juniors
    Andrés Scotti - Argentions Juniors
    Martín Rodríguez - Banfield
    Álvaro González - Boca Juniors
    Juan Manuel Salgueiro - Estudiantes
    Juan Manuel Díaz - Estudiantes
    Sergio Leal - Gimnasia La Plata
    Diego Alonso - Gimnasia La Plata
    Guillermo Rodríguez - Independiente
    Claudio Flores - Lanus
    Diego Scotti - Newells Old Boys
    Ignacio Ithurralde - Olimpo
    Josemir Lujambio - Olimpo
    Sebastián Abreu - River Plate
    Federico Martínez - Rosario Central
    Pablo Lima - Velez Sarsfield
    Santiago Silva - Velez Sarsfield

    Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    Agustín Viana - Atletico Mineiro
    Gonzalo Sorondo - Internacional
    Juan Castillo - Botafogo
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