Gonzalo Sorondo

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Gonzalo Sorondo
Personal information
Full nameGonzalo Sorondo Amaro
Date of birth (1979-10-09) October 9, 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
1993–1997 Defensor
Senior career*
1998–2001 Defensor 61 (4)
2001–2006 Internazionale 11 (0)
2003–2004Standard Liège (loan) 24 (2)
2004–2005Crystal Palace (loan) 20 (0)
2005–2006Charlton Athletic (loan) 7 (0)
2006–2007 Charlton Athletic 1 (0)
2007 Defensor 9 (2)
2007–2011 Internacional 63 (7)
2012 Grêmio 0 (0)
2013 Defensor 0 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Uruguay U-20
2000–2005 Uruguay 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of September 3, 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 3, 2009

Gonzalo Sorondo Amaro (born October 9, 1979 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan footballer who last played for Defensor.

Montevideo Capital city in Uruguay

Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 in an area of 201 square kilometres (78 sq mi). The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.

Uruguay republic in South America

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.


He has earned 27 caps for his country, and played for them at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

2002 FIFA World Cup 2002 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA. It was held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 at sites in South Korea and Japan, with its final match hosted by Japan at International Stadium in Yokohama.

He acquired Brazilian citizenship on September 3, 2009. [1]



Sorondo began his career with Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting Club, moving to Inter Milan in 2001. [2] By 2003 he was on loan to Belgian club Standard Liège. Crystal Palace took him on loan in August 2004 where he played in the Premier League. [3] A year later another loan, this time to Charlton, was confirmed in July 2005 after he obtained a work permit. [4] At the summer of 2006 he became a free agent, and signed a permanent contract with Charlton. [5] Sorondo was released by Charlton Athletic alongside compatriot Omar Pouso in February 2007 after just one Premier League appearance. [6] [7] He returned to Defensor.

Inter Milan professional association football club founded in 1908 based in Milan, Italy

Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter and colloquially known as Inter Milan outside Italy, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. Inter is the only Italian club to have never been relegated from the top flight.

Standard Liège Belgian association football club

Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège, is a Belgian football club from the city of Liège. They are one of the most successful clubs in Belgium, having won the Belgian league on ten occasions, most recently in 2007–08 and 2008–09. They have been in the top flight without interruption since 1921, longer than any other Belgian side. They have also won eight Belgian Cups, and in 1981–82 they reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, which they lost 2–1 against Barcelona.

Crystal Palace F.C. association football club

Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football club based in Selhurst, South London, that competes in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. They were founded in 1905 at the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building and played their home games at the FA Cup Final stadium situated inside the historic Palace grounds. The club were forced to leave the Palace in 1915 due to the outbreak of the First World War, and played at Herne Hill Velodrome and the Nest until 1924, when they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.

In early 2012, Sorondo, was hired to play Grêmio, from Porto Alegre but during the preseason he had rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and had his contract terminated with the team. [1]

Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense association football club in Brazil

Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, commonly known as Grêmio, is a Brazilian professional football club based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The club plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system, and the Campeonato Gaúcho, Rio Grande do Sul's top state league. The club was founded in 1903.

Porto Alegre Municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Porto Alegre is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Founded in 1769 by Manuel Sepúlveda, its population of 1,481,019 inhabitants (2016) makes it the tenth most populous city in the country and the centre of Brazil's fifth largest metropolitan area, with 4,405,760 inhabitants (2010). The city is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state.


Sorondo played at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship, in which Uruguay finished in 4th.

1999 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between 3 April and 24 April 1999. This was the 12th edition of the tournament.

He was a regular member of the Uruguay national team, making his debut against Colombia, the August 15, 2000, and played for his country in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but has consistently been dropped in recent years, due to injuries and limited league appearances.

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  1. 1 2 "Uruguaio Sorondo é naturalizado cidadão brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. September 3, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
  2. "Sorondo: Ecco tutte le foto della presentazione ad appiano". Inter Milan official Website (in Italian). 2 October 2001. Retrieved 31 August 2004.
  3. "Palace sign Inter duo". BBC. 31 August 2004. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  4. "Charlton complete Sorondo signing". BBC. 14 July 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. "Charlton agree deal for Sorondo". BBC. 12 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  6. "Charlton release Uruguayan pair". BBC. 20 February 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  7. "Charlton release duo". Sky Sports. 20 February 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2014.