Montevideo City Torque is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club currently plays in the Uruguayan Primera División, the first division of the Uruguayan league system.
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Montevideo City History
Raul Aquino Reynoso, a Uruguayan businessman located in Cancun, established Club Atlético Torque on the 26th of December, 2007, with the goal of working their way up to the pinnacle of success from the ground up. Aquino reached out to Marcelo Yaurreche, an electromechanical technician by trade who blogged about the idea of sporting businesses, so that Yaurreche could assist Aquino in realizing his ambition.
The mechanical notion of torque as an indication of strength finally led to the naming of the squad, which was inspired by the line of work that Yaurreche was engaged in at the time. The infant club’s debut in the world of competitive sports took place in the inaugural season of the Punta Carretas League. Torque debuted in the Uruguayan football league system during the 2008–2009 season, playing in the Segunda División Amateur, which is the third and lowest level of competition.
Their first season was a huge success; they went undefeated during all 11 games of the Clausura tournament; nevertheless, they were ultimately defeated by Oriental in the play-off for the overall league title. The decision that Oriental would like to decline their promotion to the Segunda División prompted Torque to put in an application to take Oriental’s place in the Segunda División; however, Torque’s application was not accepted.
The club proceeded to do well in the subsequent seasons, always placing in the top five, and never placing lower than fifth in either the Apertura or Clausura competitions. In May of 2011, Torque of the Primera División combined with Huracán of the Segunda División to form a new club that they called Huracán Torque.
However, the merger was dissolved in August of the same year, and the new side did not play any games during that time. Torque regained their position in the Segunda División Amateur and, after finishing first in the overall standings for the fourth time in a row, was awarded a promotion to the Segunda División for the 2012–13 season.
On March 20, 2017, the Uruguayan online sports news site Ovacion reported that the City Football Group, owners of Premier League side Manchester City and MLS team New York City FC amongst other teams, were close to completing negotiations for the purchase of Torque with the intention of using the club to assist in the signing of South American players.
The City Football Group also owns the New York City Football Club. It was also reported that CFG had been working with the club for some time in anticipation of the purchase to build it a new sports complex as well as to refurbish the Estadio Juan Antonio Lavalleja in Minas with the view to relocating the side to the city in order to help establish an identity for the club as well as to give it a larger potential fanbase.
This was done in order to give the club a larger potential fanbase. It was formally stated on April 5, 2017, that the takeover had been finalized and ratified by the Uruguayan Football Association. This came after a succession of additional reports of the imminence of the agreement, which were followed by the announcement.
In 2017, Torque assembled a formidable group for the competition, and with Paulo Pezzolano at the helm, they were able to win the championship with relative ease. Soccer players of the stature of Diego Martiones, Ernesto Goi, Hernán Figueredo, Martn Bonjour, Jonathan Cubero, Julián Lalinde, and Leonardo Pais, amongst others; in addition to quality foreign reinforcements such as the Venezuelan Nahuel Ferraresi, the Colombian Javier Calle, and the Argentine Valentn Castellanos.
Pezzolano made the announcement that he would not be returning for the following season as soon as the confirmation of his promotion was received. To take his place, another Argentine by the name of Pablo Marini was recruited. Pablo Marini, who hails from Argentina, will be the team’s head coach when it makes its debut in the Primera División. Torque was relegated in 14th place at the end of the 2018 season based on their average points per game, which caused them to miss out on qualifying for the play-off of the Torneo Intermedio, which they ended up losing 3–2 to Nacional in.
Torque’s qualification for the play-off of the Torneo Intermedio was tempered by a poor run of results in both the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. On the final day of the 2019 season, Torque prevailed over Maldonado by a margin of three points to win the Segunda División title. This victory gave Torque their second straight Segunda División championship.
Montevideo City Logo
It was announced on the 22nd of January, 2020, that Club Atletico Torque had changed their club name to Montevideo City Torque, along with a change in the team badge that accompanied the name change. The name and crest were selected so that they would highlight the club’s connections to Manchester City and the other clubs that are part of the City Football Group.
During the same event, it was revealed that the club would begin work on the development of a new academy and administrative complex. This complex is meant to be one of the most technologically advanced academy centers in South America.
Montevideo City Stadium
The majority of football matches are played at Estadio Centenario, which is located in Parque Batlle in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. Between 1929 and 1930, the stadium was constructed in order to not only play host to the first-ever FIFA World Cup but also to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Uruguay’s first constitution. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) recognizes it as a historic venue in the world of football. The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) recognized it as the first Historical Monument of World Football on July 18, 1983. To this day, it is the only structure in the world to have received such an honor.
The Estadio Centenario is the primary home field for the Uruguayan national football team and serves as the country’s national stadium. When competing in their own stadium, Uruguay has historically posed a significant danger and achieved consistent victory over the world’s best teams.
Even the top-ranked Brazilian national football team has only managed three victories out of a total of 20 matches played; two of these victories came in official matches played during qualification for the World Cup in 2010 and 2018, while the other was Uruguay’s worst defeat at the stadium, a 4–0 loss to Brazil in 2009.