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Club Nacional de Football (Uruguay)

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[Club Nacional de Football flag] image by Francisco Gregoric, 14 February 2004
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About the club

Club Nacional de Footbal, Montevideo, Uruguay, is a very important team in Latin America, World champion in 3 times, Latin American cup champion in 3 times, and local league champion in 42. More information: and
Diego Díaz, 16 December 2003

The Club Nacional de Football (Football National Club) was founded in May 14th 1899. It was born from the union of two previous teams: Uruguay Atletica Club and Montevideo Football Club. The team played its first game in June 18th 1899. Source: Club homepage.

The Club Nacional de Football or simply Nacional as it is called, is one of the two biggest football soccer teams from Uruguay. The other team is Peñarol. Both teams are big rivals. And the most famous football soccer game in Uruguay is Nacional Vs. Peñarol.
Francisco Gregoric, 14 February 2004

About the flag

A blue flag with a white band from LH to UF inscribed with the club's initials in red. Source: Club statute.
Joe McMillan, 11 May 2002

They chose the colors of Artigas' Flag (blue, white and red) for the club's clothing, the emblem, and the flag. That is why the team is known as "tricolor". The flag is blue with a white diagonal, and the acronym of the club's name in red letters. The inspiration for this flag came from the Artigas' Flag. Club Nacional de Football's flag was adopted in 1900. This is the official club's flag. Source: Club homepage.
Francisco Gregoric, 14 February 2004

The club's flag was created on May 23, 1902, as follows (original text in Spanish):
"In the Board session of May 16, 1902, Vice President Mr. Jorge Ballestero had proposed giving the Club a social flag. In the following session on May 23, Secretary Domingo Prat suggested the colors blue, white and red, and Ernesto Caprario presented a sketch of a blue flag, with a crossed white stripe and the inscription in red letters "C . N. de F”, which was unanimously approved. Finally, on June 30, Mr. Carlos Davie, Manager of the Montevideo Commercial Society, donated 10 pesos so that Nacional could make the Club's first flag. As a gesture of gratitude, the Board of Directors named Mr. Carlos Davie as an Honorary Member of the Institution."
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Esteban Rivera, 8 June 2023

[Club Nacional de Football flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 8 June 2023

Regarding the Coat of Arms, it "was created in 1925, the year in which the Club made the famous tour of Europe. On the said tour, the crest appeared for the first time in the uniform's jersey pocket. It was a replica of the institutional flag, which had been in use since 1902, and had a transition to a crest format."
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For additional information go to Nacional (official website):

Esteban Rivera, 8 June 2023

Flag with different font

[Club Nacional de Football flag with different font] image by Jose C. Alegria Diaz, 16 March 2003

There are several font variants of the Club Nacional de Football's flag.
Francisco Gregoric, 21 June 2004