At 38 years old, Jorge Fucile has this physical status:
Born in Montevideo, Fucile began his career with hometown's Liverpool Fútbol Club. On 31 August 2006 he was transferred on loan to FC Porto in Portugal, appearing in 18 games in his first season as the northerners won a second consecutive Primeira Liga; the move was made permanent on 1 July 2007, with the player signing a five-year contract.
Subsequently, Fucile continued to appear regularly for Porto on both sides of the back four. He added a further two leagues to his honours, while contributing a total of 38 matches.
In the 2011–12 season, under new manager Vítor Pereira, Fucile lost his importance in the first team – after Cristian Săpunaru's injury, central defender Maicon was chosen as his successor. In mid-January 2012 he moved on loan to Brazil's Santos FC in a one-year-long deal, being released by his parent club exactly one year later but re-admitted in March 2013.
In late December 2013, also not being part of new coach Paulo Fonseca's plans, Fucile intended to return to Uruguay after agreeing a deal with Club Nacional de Football for the 2014 Clausura, but the deal fell through; he eventually signed in July. On 17 February 2014, he was condemned to pay a €45,000 fine for assaulting two stewards at the Estádio da Luz, following a tunnel brawl during the 0–1 away league loss against S.L. Benfica on 20 December 2009.
In July 2019, after a further four Uruguayan Primera División seasons with Nacional and a failed trial at Club Plaza Colonia de Deportes, the 34-year-old Fucile joined FC Cartagena of the Spanish Segunda División B, coached by his compatriot Gustavo Munúa. He returned to his country on 29 October 2020 after 11 months of inactivity, signing a short-term contract at Segunda División club Juventud de Las Piedras.
Fucile made his debut for Uruguay on 24 May 2006, in a 2–0 friendly win over Romania in Los Angeles. Already as first choice, he played four games at the 2007 Copa América as the national team finished fourth.
Fucile was then selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, making five appearances for the semi-finalists, including the knockout stage victories against South Korea and Ghana (the latter after a penalty shootout). He missed the 2011 Copa América which his country won, but made Óscar Tabárez's squad for the following World Cup in Brazil.
At the 2015 Copa América, Fucile was named in the squad despite playing just 142 minutes of football all year due to thigh injury. In his only appearance of the tournament in place of suspended Álvaro Pereira, he was one of two Uruguay players sent off in the 1–0 quarter-final defeat to hosts Chile. He also went to the next year's edition in the United States, but did not leave the bench.