The first ever FIFA World Cup goal was scored by Lucien Laurent (France), playing for France against Mexico at the 1930 World Cup, in Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay, on 13 July 1930. The goal, a 19th-minute volley, was the opener in France’s 4-?1 victory over the Mexico team. France lost their two remaining group games and was eliminated from the tournament after the opening stages. Laurent, an inside forward, played 10 times for his country in all, scoring two goals.
The first player to score a hat-trick (three goals in a match) in a FIFA World Cup is Bert Patenaude (USA) playing for the USA in a match against Paraguay at the 1930 World Cup, in Estadio Gran Parque Central, Montevideo, Uruguay, on 17 July 1930. Until 2006, Argentinian Guillermo Stabile was credited with being the first player to hit a hat-trick in a World Cup match having scored three times in his country’s 6-3 victory over Mexico on 19 July 1930. But research by Continue reading →
The largest alfajor weighed 464 kg (1,022 lb 15.11 oz) and was made by Alfajores de Las Sierras de Minas (Uruguay), in the main square of the city of Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay, on 12 December 2010. The alfajores were created as part of a festival that celebrates the fact that the first alfaor was cooked almost 60 years ago in traditional alfajor factories, in the state of Lavalleja. A traditional clay oven with a special door of 78 inches was created to cook both the Continue reading →
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Uruguay was the largest per capita consumer of beef and veal in the world during 2010, at approximately 62.1 kilograms (136 lb, 14.51 oz) per person.
The largest caricature is 91.35 m (299 ft 8.45 in) in length and 60.90 m (199 ft 9.63 in) in width, measuring 631.20 m² (6,794 ft² 21.6 in²) and was drawn by Federico Delgado Heredia a.k.a Fede Heredia (Uruguay) at the Estadio Centenario football stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 28 June 2011. The caricature is of Diego Forlan the Uruguayan footballer. Federico Delgado Heredia took approx 5 hours 50 minutes to complete the caricature and used 60 litres (13.2 UK gal; 15.85 US gal) of Continue reading →
The largest collection of pencils belongs to Emilio Arenas (Uruguay) and consists of 16,260 black pencils from 72 countries as of 15 October 2013. Emilio started his collection in 1956.
The weekly sports show Estadio Uno, produced by SIFAR S.A, Uruguay and currently broadcast on Channel 5 of Sistema Nacional de Televisión, has been directed continuously by Julio Sánchez Padilla (Uruguay) since it was first aired on 5 July 1970.