City Football Group invested in Uruguayan football Montevideo City Torque in April 2017. Initially founded in 2007 and known simply as Torque, the club was renamed Montevideo City Torque at the beginning of the 2020 season.
The team plays its home games at the legendary Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. Within the first three seasons under CFG ownership, the team achieved promotion to the Uruguayan Primera Division twice, the first time in its history in 2017 and back again in 2019. The team qualified to Copa Sudamericana in 2021 and Copa Libertadores in 2022.
In March 2021, the club unveiled the Montevideo City Football Academy. The club's new home is the first of its kind in Uruguay, housing men's and women's teams, youth teams, club staff and community foundation projects.
This investment enables CFG to build on existing connectivity in the country and helps to expand the currently limited options for identifying and developing local Uruguayan and South American talent.
It also acts as an administrative hub for City’s pre-existing scouting operations in the region and represents City Football Group’s first footprint in South America.