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Peņarol club (Uruguay)

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[Peņarol club flag]
by Ivan Sache, 09 Aug 2000
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About the flag

The colours are black and yellow; it is believed that they were imported from the British Isles by the first employees and workers who came to Uruguay to found the Company.
Jorge Cajarville, 12 Aug 2000

The design is not really Uruguyan, since the Uruguyan stripes are (white-blue-white) × 3, whereas the Peņarol stripes are (black-yellow-black) × 3.
Ivan Sache, 09 Aug 2000


About the club

Peņarol is the most popular of the soccer Clubs of Uruguay, with nearly a million fans. This club, which was once the World champion of champions, inherited its name and flag from the Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club, which was founded in the 1890s. This was an association of the workers of the Uruguayan railroad companies, which were British. "Peņarol" is a corruption of the name of a small town in Italy named Pinerolo (in french, Pignerol). It is the name of a suburb of Montevideo, where the railroad workshops were. The Central Uruguay Railroad company was nationalized en the late 1940s. Untill that date the company kept its name, Ferrocarril Central del Uruguay.
Jorge Cajarville, 12 Aug 2000