Originally founded on 18 September 1891 as the Central
Uruguayan Railway Cricket Club (CURCC), C.A. Penarol are the oldest
football team in Uruguay. The name Penarol was taken from the
neighbourhood of a village on the outskirts of Montevideo, which
over the years became a district of the capital itself, where new
residential villas sat side-by-side with farms and vineyards.