Club Nacional de Football

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Club Nacional de Football is a sports institution from Uruguay, founded on 14 May 1899 in Montevideo, as a result of the fusion between Uruguay Athletic Club and Montevideo Fútbol Club.wikipedia
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1988 Intercontinental Cup

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Nacional has also won all three Copa Intercontinental it has competed in, becoming the first three time world champion in 1988.
The 1988 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on 11 December 1988 between Nacional of Uruguay, winners of the 1988 Copa Libertadores, and PSV Eindhoven of Netherlands, winners of the 1987–88 European Cup.

1989 Recopa Sudamericana

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In the latter competition Nacional won the inaugural edition in 1989.
The inaugural edition was disputed between Nacional, winners of the 1988 Copa Libertadores, and Racing, winners of the 1988 Supercopa Sudamericana.

Estadio Gran Parque Central

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While the club hosts some games at Montevideo's Estadio Centenario, Nacional plays most of its home matches at the Parque Central, located in the La Blanqueada neighbourhood and popularly known as El Parque, where on 13 July 1930 Belgium and the United States played one of the two opening games of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and where Argentina and Brazil, among others, made their debut in the FIFA World Cup.
The Estadio Gran Parque Central, usually just Parque Central, is the stadium of Club Nacional de Football.

Recopa Sudamericana

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In addition, Nacional is the only Uruguayan team to have won the Copa Interamericana (two times) and the Recopa Sudamericana.
The first edition was played in 1989 and pitted Uruguayan club Nacional and Argentinian side Racing.

Historical table of the Copa Libertadores

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In this tournament, Nacional is the all-time leader with 553 points.

Copa Interamericana

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In addition, Nacional is the only Uruguayan team to have won the Copa Interamericana (two times) and the Recopa Sudamericana.
Argentina was the most successful national league with seven titles, while Uruguayan outfit Nacional and Independiente share the record for the most appearances with three each.

Estadio Centenario

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While the club hosts some games at Montevideo's Estadio Centenario, Nacional plays most of its home matches at the Parque Central, located in the La Blanqueada neighbourhood and popularly known as El Parque, where on 13 July 1930 Belgium and the United States played one of the two opening games of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and where Argentina and Brazil, among others, made their debut in the FIFA World Cup.
However, heavy rains in Montevideo delayed construction of the stadium, so that several matches had to be played in the Pocitos Stadium of Club Atlético Peñarol, and the Parque Central of Club Nacional de Football.

Uruguayan Clásico

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Nacional has fierce rivalries with many clubs, notably with cross-town team Peñarol, in clashes known as El clásico del fútbol uruguayo. Notable players of that period include Atilio García (all-time Nacional's top scorer, also Uruguayan Clásico all-time top scorer with 34 goals, eight times Uruguayan Champion, eight times league's highest scorer); Aníbal Paz (nine times Uruguayan champion and World Champion defending Uruguay in 1950); Schubert Gambetta (nine times Uruguayan Champion and World Champion in 1950); Luis Ernesto Castro (seven times Uruguayan Champion); Aníbal Ciocca (eight times Uruguayan Champion), Eugenio Pato Galvalisi (seven times Uruguayan Champion), Roberto Porta (six times Uruguayan Champion), Bibiano Zapirain (six times Uruguayan Champion).
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.

Uruguayan Primera División

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In domestic tournaments, Nacional has won the Primera División title 46 times, most recently in the 2016 season. In 1902 Nacional won their first Uruguayan Championship.
Nacional has played the most seasons followed by Peñarol/CURCC.

Club Nacional de Football 1927 tour of North America

American tour
In 1927, Nacional made an American tour, with similar results to the ones obtained in the European adventure made two years before, with 16 wins, 2 ties and 1 loss.
The 1927 Club Nacional de Football tour of North America covered the United States, Cuba and Mexico.

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Along with Peñarol, Nacional has never been relegated from the top flight of Uruguayan football.

Atilio García

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In 1938, Argentine footballer Atilio García came to the club. Notable players of that period include Atilio García (all-time Nacional's top scorer, also Uruguayan Clásico all-time top scorer with 34 goals, eight times Uruguayan Champion, eight times league's highest scorer); Aníbal Paz (nine times Uruguayan champion and World Champion defending Uruguay in 1950); Schubert Gambetta (nine times Uruguayan Champion and World Champion in 1950); Luis Ernesto Castro (seven times Uruguayan Champion); Aníbal Ciocca (eight times Uruguayan Champion), Eugenio Pato Galvalisi (seven times Uruguayan Champion), Roberto Porta (six times Uruguayan Champion), Bibiano Zapirain (six times Uruguayan Champion).
He played for Club Nacional de Football between 1938 and 1951.

Abdón Porte

In a general assembly which took place in 1911, the populist majority led by club president José María Delgado obtained a victory over the elitist minority which resulted in an institutional transformation: the club opened its doors to players from lower classes, such as Abdón Porte, who would eventually become one of the club's biggest symbols, playing in Nacional until his premature death in 1918.
Nicknamed El Indio he won many titles with his club Nacional, and also a Copa América with the Uruguay national team.

Héctor Castro

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The 1933 championship is remembered as the longest ever, since it ended in November 1934, after a series of final games against Peñarol, the last won by Nacional by 3–1 with 3 goals by Héctor Castro.
Castro began his career in 1923/24 with Nacional and was the first player to score in a World Cup game for Uruguay.

Copa de Honor Cousenier

Besides, Nacional won four Copa de Honor Cousenier, three Copa Aldao two Tie Cup, and one Copa Escobar-Gerona, all of them organized jointly by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations.

1902 Uruguayan Primera División

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In 1902 Nacional won their first Uruguayan Championship.
It involved six teams, and the champion was Club Nacional de Football after winning all matches played.

Copa Libertadores

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At international level, Nacional has won 21 titles, nine of them recognised by FIFA and CONMEBOL, including three Copa Libertadores.
Argentine football finally inscribed their name on the winner's list in 1964 when Independiente became the champions after disposing of reigning champions Santos and Uruguayan side Nacional in the finals.

1930 FIFA World Cup

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While the club hosts some games at Montevideo's Estadio Centenario, Nacional plays most of its home matches at the Parque Central, located in the La Blanqueada neighbourhood and popularly known as El Parque, where on 13 July 1930 Belgium and the United States played one of the two opening games of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and where Argentina and Brazil, among others, made their debut in the FIFA World Cup.
Early matches were played at smaller stadiums usually used by Montevideo football clubs Nacional and Peñarol, the 20,000 capacity Parque Central and the Pocitos.

1923 Uruguayan Primera División of AUF

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The other championships obtained during the amateur era were the 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923 and 1924.
It involved twelve teams, and the champion was Nacional.

Aníbal Ciocca

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Notable players of that period include Atilio García (all-time Nacional's top scorer, also Uruguayan Clásico all-time top scorer with 34 goals, eight times Uruguayan Champion, eight times league's highest scorer); Aníbal Paz (nine times Uruguayan champion and World Champion defending Uruguay in 1950); Schubert Gambetta (nine times Uruguayan Champion and World Champion in 1950); Luis Ernesto Castro (seven times Uruguayan Champion); Aníbal Ciocca (eight times Uruguayan Champion), Eugenio Pato Galvalisi (seven times Uruguayan Champion), Roberto Porta (six times Uruguayan Champion), Bibiano Zapirain (six times Uruguayan Champion).
Aníbal Ciocca (born 23 July 1915) was a Uruguayan football-player notably active during the 1930s and 1940s, member of the forward line that conquered the Quinquenio de Oro (1939-1943) for Nacional.

Copa de Honor (Uruguay)

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Domestic cups honours include Copa de Competencia (8 times) and Copa de Honor (7 times), among others.

Copa Aldao

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Besides, Nacional won four Copa de Honor Cousenier, three Copa Aldao two Tie Cup, and one Copa Escobar-Gerona, all of them organized jointly by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations.
The first champion of the competition was not crowned until 1916, when Nacional of Montevideo beat Racing de Avellaneda 2-1.

1967 Copa Libertadores

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They got to the Finals in 1964, but lost to Independiente, and in 1967 to Racing.
The tournament was won by Racing of Argentina who beat Nacional of Uruguay.

CONMEBOL

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At international level, Nacional has won 21 titles, nine of them recognised by FIFA and CONMEBOL, including three Copa Libertadores.

1971 Copa Libertadores

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In 1971, coached by Washington Etchamendi, Nacional finally won its first Copa Libertadores, beating Estudiantes de La Plata in Lima, Peru.
Nacional won the competition.