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Nacional Supporters Break World Record For Biggest Flag, Unfurl 600m Behemoth Before Copa Libertadores Game

By Chris Wright

Now that’s a flag

On Thursday, after nigh-on seven years of planning, fans of Uruguayan side Nacional finally realised their destiny and set a new world record for the biggest flag ever unfurled at a sporting event when they broke out an absolute monster during their Copa Libertadores tie against Mexican club Toluca.

The Nacional flag was exactly 600 metres (656 yards) in length and 50 metres (54 yards) high, with the white, red and blue banner swamping almost three quarters of the club’s 25,000-capacity Parque Central stadium in Montevideo.

According to the Nacional supporters website, over 5,000 fans assisted in making the flag – which was first mooted in 2006 and took over a year and a half to make and print – a reality, with the club also contributing toward the cost.

Here it is in all its glory…

Nacional then went on to beat Toluca 4-0 so ‘win, win’!

Kind of puts this kind of A4-sized crap to shame…

(Photo: AP/Matilde Campodonico)

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By Chris on April 5th, 2013 in Newsnow, South America, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

9 Responses to “Nacional Supporters Break World Record For Biggest Flag, Unfurl 600m Behemoth Before Copa Libertadores Game”

  1. C says:

    Take that, Chelsea, with your plastic flags!

  2. eL_Pesq says:

    Nacional they play their Copa Libertadores games at the Centenario, not their usual Parque Central.
    I was somewhere under the flag last night btw.

  3. daz says:

    i wonder how much wembley would have charged to allow that banner into the stadium!

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  5. Arie says:

    A little correction, it was in the Estadio Centenario (centennial stadium) wich has capacity for 50.000 people.

  6. sleeba says:

    Hmmmm… not really a flag though is it? You can’t put it on a stick and wave it like a piece of A4 paper, also makes it impossible to view the game. Back to the drawing board.

  7. GABRIEL says:

    The flag is LOW 2 min and RISES! NACIONAL NACIONAL!!

  8. BOSTERO says:


    • Bolsilludo says:

      Sorry Bostero,but you are wrong.The Millonarios´flag is 600 wide by 40 meters hight,and this one is 600 meters wide by 50 meters hight…24000 m2 against 30000 m2.

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