Uruguayan Football Association

The Uruguayan Football Association (Spanish: Asociación Uruguaya de FútbolAUF) is the governing body of football in Uruguay. It was founded in 1900, as The Uruguayan Association Football League,[2] and affiliated to FIFA in 1923. It is a founding member of CONMEBOL and is in charge of the Uruguay national football team and the Campeonato Uruguayo de Fútbol, including the Uruguayan Primera División.

Uruguayan Football Association
FoundedMarch 30, 1900 [1]
FIFA affiliation1923
CONMEBOL affiliation1916
PresidentIgnacio Alonso


Chronological list of A.U.F. presidents[3]

Period Name
1900 Pedro Charter
1901 William Poole
1902 Carlos Rowland
1903 - 1904 Jorge Clulow
1905 Félix Ortiz de Taranco
1906 Jorge Clulow
1907 - 1912 Héctor Rivadavia Gómez
1913 - 1914 Dr. Abelardo Véscovi
1915 - 1918 Dr. Juan Blengio Rocca
1919 Dr. Ángel Colombo
1920 - 1921 León Peyrou
1922 - 1923 Dr. José M. Reyes Lerena
1924 - 1925 Atilio Narancio
1926 Héctor Rivadavia Gómez
1927 - 1930 Dr. Raúl Jude
1931 César Batlle Pacheco
1932 - 1933 Dr. Mario Ponce De León
1934 - 1937 Dr. Raúl Jude
1938 - 1939 Aníbal Garderes
1940 - 1941 Esc. Héctor Gerona
1942 Dr. Cyro Geanbruno
1943 - 1952 César Batlle Pacheco
1953 - 1956 Arq. Miguel Ángel Cattaneo
1957 - 1960 Fermín Sorhueta
1961 - 1963 Gral. Omar Porcincula
1964 Américo Gil
1965 - 1966 Brigadier Conrado Sáez
1967 - 1969 Julio Lacarte Muro
1970 - 1972 Américo Gil
1973 Fermín Sorhueta
1974 - 1976 Ing. Héctor Del Campo
1976 Dr. Carlos Keralto
1977 - 1978 Cr. Mario Garbarino
1978 - 1980 Yamandu Flangini
1981 - 1982 Cnel (R.) Matías Vázquez
1983 - 1986 Cnel (R.) Héctor Joanicó
1986 Miguel Volonterio
1987 Dr. Donato Griecco
1988 - 1989 Ing. Julio C. Franzini
1989 - 1990 Dr. Julio César Maglione
1991 - 1993 Dr. Hugo Batalla
1994 - 1996 Carlos Maresca
1997 - 2006 Eugenio Figueredo
2006 - 2008 Dr. José Luis Corbo
2008 - 2009 Washington Rivero
2009 - 2014 Dr. Sebastián Bauzá
2014 - 2018 Wilmar Valdez
2018 - 2019 Normalisation committee: Bordaberry-Castaingdebat-Scotti[4]
2019 - Ignacio Alonso

Men's football

The AUF organizes the national football tournament, about two professional divisions championship (First Division and Second Division), and the third category (Amateur Second Division), involving amateur teams from Montevideo metropolitan area. For amateur clubs from the rest of the country is the Interior Football Organization (OFI), federation affiliated to the AUF, but independently.

Women's football

In Women's football the AUF established the Uruguayan Championship which takes place each year since 1997. In conjunction with the OFI organized a national tournament called National Tournament of Women's Football which there were only two editions (2001 and 2003).


Also annually develops the Uruguayan League of First Division, U-20 and other futsal tournaments. The AUF is one of the two entities that regulates futsal, the other is the Uruguayan Federation of Indoor Football.

Beach soccer

There is a beach soccer league played in the summer. In the 2010 edition 10 teams participated.

See also


  1. ^ "Historia" [History] (in Spanish). AUF. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "The Uruguayan Association Football League- Amateur Era". Before The 'D'...Association Football around the world, 1863-1937. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Lista histórica de Presidentes" (in Spanish). AUF Official Website. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "FIFA appoints normalisation committee for the AUF". FIFA.com. 29 August 2018.

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1900 Uruguayan Primera División

The 1900 Primera División was the 1st season of top-flight football in Uruguay. It was the first official championship held by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF).

1923 Uruguayan Primera División of AUF

The 1923 Primera División was the 23rd season of top-flight football in Uruguay. This was organised by official body, Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), while dissident body, Uruguayan Football Federation (FUF), organised its own championship simultaneously.

1923 Uruguayan Primera División of FUF

The 1923 Primera División championship was the first tournament organized by the Uruguayan Football Federation (FUF), a dissident association founded by clubs Central Español and Peñarol that had recently disaffiliated from the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF). The tournament was held simultaneously with the AUF, in the episode known as the "schism of Uruguayan football".

1924 Uruguayan Primera División of AUF

The 1924 Primera División was the 24th. season of top-flight football in Uruguay. This was organised by official body, Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), while dissident body, Uruguayan Football Federation (FUF), organised its own championship simultaneously.

1926 Uruguayan Primera División

The Torneo del Consejo Provisorio was a football championship organised by an Interim Council ("Consejo Provisorio") in 1926. It was a transitional tournament after the schism of Uruguayan football in 1922, when the Federación Uruguaya de Football (FUF) was established as a dissident body from official Uruguayan Football Association (AUF). Peñarol was the champion.

Campeonato Uruguayo Femenino

The Uruguayan championship of women's football is the most important national tournament corresponding to the female branch of Uruguayan football, and is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association since 1997, from a FIFA request.

Colón F.C.

Colón Fútbol Club is a football club from Montevideo in Uruguay. The club is affiliated with the second division amateur of the Uruguayan Football Association.

Copa de Competencia (Asociación Amateurs)

The Copa de Competencia was an official Argentine football cup competition contested between 1920 and 1926. It was established by the "Asociación Amateurs de Football", a dissident body formed a year before. The Associación Amateurs organized its own championships until 1926 when it merged to official Asociación Argentina.Unlikely Copa de Competencia Jockey Club, this Cup did not qualify any team to play an international match because it had been created by a dissident league (clubs registered to AFA played against the Uruguayan Football Association champions).The inaugural edition of the cup was contested by 21 clubs from dissident leagues of Buenos aires and Rosario. From 1924 to its end, the tournament was played by teams from Buenos Aires only due to the Rosario representatives had joined Liga Rosarina de Football.

Copa de Competencia (Uruguay)

Copa de Competencia was an Uruguayan football competition organized by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) that which took place between 1900 and 1923. The champion of this tournament qualified to play the Tie Cup (also known as "Copa Chevallier Boutell") against the Argentine champion of Copa de Competencia Jockey Club.

César Batlle Pacheco

César Batlle Pacheco (30 August 1885 – 5 June 1966) was a Uruguayan journalist and political figure.

Deportivo Indonesia

Deportivo Indonesia was an association football club consisting of Indonesian football players under-19 and under-17 who were involved in a training program in Uruguay and playing in junior competitions of the Uruguayan football league system (Quarta and Quinta Division) for at least 6 years. The team was being prepared as the future Indonesia national football team.

The club was established in 2007 as Sociedad Anónima Deportiva Indonesia. Starting from the 2011 season, the club changed its name to Deportivo Indonesia. In December 2013, Deportivo Indonesia was dissolved as the contract between Bakrie Group with Uruguayan Football Association expired.

Eugenio Figueredo

Eugenio Hermes Figueredo Aguerre (born 10 March 1932 in Santa Lucía, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan and American association football executive and former footballer. In May 2015, he was banned by FIFA Ethics Committee.

Julio Maglione

Julio César Maglione (born November 14, 1935 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from Uruguay. He has been an IOC member since 1996.

Between 1989 and 1990, he served as President of the Uruguayan Football AssociationMaglione is the current President of the Uruguayan Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Uruguayo, COU), and has held the position since 1987. In July 2009, he was elected President of FINA, the International Swimming Federation. As of July 2013, he is about to be reelected for that post.In September 2012 he was reelected President of the COU for the period 2012–2016.

Supercopa Uruguaya

The Supercopa Uruguaya (Uruguayan Supercup) is an annual one-match football official competition in Uruguay organised by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) which is played between the Primera División champions and the Torneo Intermedio winners of the previous season, starting from 2018. This competition serves as the season curtain-raiser and is scheduled to be played in late January or early February each year, one week before the start of the season.

Uruguayan Championship of the Uruguayan Football Federation

The Uruguayan Championship of the Uruguayan Football Federation was a football tournament held in Uruguay between 1923 and 1925, during the schism of Uruguayan football.

It was organized by the Uruguayan Football Federation ("Federación Uruguaya de Fútbol" – FUF), entity dissident of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), founded after the resignation of AUF of Peñarol and Central occurred during the 1922 Uruguayan championship.

Only two tournaments (1923 and 1924) came to complete, since in 1925 the Uruguayan government intervention to achieve unification interrupted football championship that year.

Uruguayan Football Federation

The Uruguayan Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Uruguaya de Football or FUF) was a federation of football clubs founded in Uruguay in 1923 which existed alongside the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) during the amateur era of Uruguayan football. The Federation was created in response to the Uruguayan football schism, which originated with the disaffiliation of AUF Peñarol and Central during the 1922 championship.

National football championships were organized in tandem with the AUF between 1923 and 1925. In 1925, the Uruguayan government intervened to impose a merger between the old AUF and the FUF into a single federation.

Uruguayan Primera División

The Liga Profesional de Primera División [ˈliɣa pɾofesjoˈnal de pɾiˈmeɾa ðiβiˈsjon] (English: First Division Professional League) (local: [pɾiˈmeɾa ðiβiˈsjon]) (English: First Division), named "Torneo Uruguayo Copa Coca-Cola" for sponsorship reasons, is the highest professional football league in Uruguay and organized by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF).

The first championship was held in 1900, being an amateur competition until 1932 when the league became professional. From 1900 to the 2014–15 season there have been 111 first division seasons.

In 2011, the Uruguayan Primera División was regarded as the 23rd most difficult football league in the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).Peñarol is the most successful Uruguayan clubs with 52. Of clubs to win titles, only Rampla Juniors did not win multiple titles. Rampla Juniors and Wanderers were the only clubs to not win titles consecutively.

Uruguayan football league system

The Uruguayan football league system is a series of interconnected football leagues for clubs in Uruguay, and is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association at the national level. The Uruguayan League is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association, both in male and female football. The First Championship of Uruguayan Primera Division was played in 1900. Since that tournament until 2017, 114 championships of Uruguayan League were played (from 1900 to 1931 all were played in an amateur way, and from 1932 professionally).

Additionally, there are championships in Uruguay that are organized by other associations, of an amateur character.

Wilmar Valdez

Wilmar Valdez (born 10 July 1965) is a Uruguayan football executive who served as interim President of CONMEBOL between 11 December 2015 and 26 January 2016. He took up the position after the resignation of Juan Ángel Napout which was related to the 2015 FIFA corruption case. Since 2014, he has served as President of the Uruguayan Football Association. He is also a member of the FIFA Council.

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