Centro Atlético Fénix is a Uruguayan club from Montevideo currently competing in the Primera División.
The club was founded in 1916 and got its name after the mythological bird Phoenix. Their first run into the top flight dates back to 1924. The farthest they have progressed to in the Primera División was the third place in 1978 and 1979 seasons. In the 2002 season, the team’s striker Germán Hornos graced the club as the league top scorer with 25 goals. However, the team rotates between the first and second tiers of Uruguayan football for the most part of their history and, in fact, established themselves as one of the most popular clubs of the Segunda División. All in all, Fénix won seven Segunda División titles.
In 2003 and 2004, the team took part in the Copa Libertadores but in both seasons they eliminated already after the first round of the tournament. In 2011, they played in the first round of the Copa Sudamericana.
Fénix players have violet and white colors of their kits to represent eternity and purity. They play their home matches at Estadio Parque Capurro with the capacity of 10,000 seats.
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