In this edition of FIFA.com's weekly birthday round-up, we have two FIFA World Cup™-winners in Gilberto Silva and Antonio Cabrini, as well as a continental champion in Mauricio Victorino.
Diego Forlan believes Uruguay can go beyond their status as dark horses in this year's Copa America and make a serious challenge for the title, but coach Oscar Tabarez is underestimating opening opponents Peru.
The group stage of the 2011 Copa Libertadores begins on Wednesday with 32 clubs, including current holders Internacional, hoping to achieve continental glory and a place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011.
A virtual outcast during Uruguay’s qualifying campaign, Mauricio Victorino became an integral part of the set-up in South Africa. He took time out to tell FIFA about his "amazing experience".
Dangerous up front, La Celeste are also proving hard to break down at the back, having yet to concede a goal at South Africa 2010.
Uruguay have qualified for the second stage of a FIFA World Cup™ without conceding, a feat also achieved on their way to winning at Uruguay 1930 and Brazil 1950.