Gonzalo Sorondo

Gonzalo Sorondo
Personal information
Full name Gonzalo Sorondo Amaro
Date of birth (1979-10-09) October 9, 1979
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
1993–1997 Defensor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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)
Total 196 (15)
National team
1998-1999 Uruguay U-20
2000–2005 Uruguay 27 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 3, 2013.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 3, 2009
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sorondo and the second or maternal family name is Amaro.

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

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

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.

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]


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

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.


  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.
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