Montevideo City Torque was founded on December 26, 2007, under the name Club Atlético Torque by Mr. Raúl Aquino, in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
On April 6, 2017, the acquisition by the City Football Group was confirmed. This way, Torque joined Manchester City, New York City, Melbourne City, Sichuan Jiuniu, Mumbai City, Lommel SK, ESTAC Troyes, Bolívar, Palermo, Yokohama Marinos, and Girona F.C., clubs that are also owned by the group.

The club began participating in the championships of the Uruguayan Football Association in the 2008-2009 season, entering directly into the Second Amateur Division. It spent four seasons in that division, and in the final season, it achieved the long-awaited promotion to the Second Professional Division.

The date was marked on July 25, 2012, the day that Club Atlético Torque became professional and won the title of Champion of the Second Amateur Division.

In the 2012 season, Torque came close to making history by becoming the first team to be promoted to the First Division after only one season in the Second Division. They drew 0-0 in the first game against Miramar Misiones and were winning 1-0 in the rematch until Miramar's equalizer in the 88th minute. In the penalty shootout, the promotion went to Villa Dolores.

Torque's professional debut in the Second Division was on October 13, 2012, and on November 15, 2017, the club achieved promotion to the First Professional Division. On February 3, 2018, Torque played its first game in the First Division, against Nacional at the legendary Estadio Centenario, and on June 10, 2018, it played its first final in the First Professional Division, coinciding with the same opponent and venue as the debut.

In 2019, Torque played in the Second Professional Division, where it won the title and promoted back to the First Division. In January 2020, the club underwent a transformation in its name and crest, becoming Montevideo City Torque and presenting a new crest with an aesthetic and style closer to that of its siblings in the City Football Group.

In 2021, something historic happened for the club as it qualified for the Copa Sudamericana and finished second in a group with Independiente (ARG), Bahía (BRA), and Guabirá (BOL). Montevideo City Torque lost only one game out of six and finished the participation with 11 points.

In 2022, the citizens surpassed themselves and managed to qualify for the Copa Libertadores. They faced Barcelona de Guayaquil in the first phase and lost on penalties after drawing both matches.