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Eugenio Figueredo will attend the tribute to Héctor Rivadavia Gómez

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Eugenio Figueredo will attend the tribute to Héctor Rivadavia Gómez

The President of the South American Football Confederation, Mr. Eugenio Figueredo Aguerre, will attend the ceremony honoring the ideologue, founder and first president of CONMEBOL, Héctor Rivadavia Gómez Sanguinetti.

The event will take place Wednesday, May 15 at the Uruguayan Football Museum in the city of Montevideo.

Rivadavia Gómez, was an outstanding leader, journalist and politician, who had the idea of ​​creating the South American Football Confederation, which came to fruition in 1916 in the city of Buenos Aires.

He also was president of the Montevideo Wanders and was instrumental in the realization of the 1930 FIFA World Cup. On that occasion as a delegate of the Uruguayan Association he was instrumental getting Uruguay to host the event.

Mr. Eugenio Figueredo Aguerre is the third Uruguayan to hold the presidency of the South American Confederation.  Between '59 and '61, Fermín Sorhueta had the title of president. 

 

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