Club Bolívar

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Bolívar
Escudo de Club Bolívar.svg
Full nameClub Bolívar
Nickname(s)Bolívar fútbol club La Academia (The academy)
El Rey de Copas (The king of Cups)
AKD
"El + Grande (The Biggest)", La mitad más uno.
FoundedApril 12, 1925; 92 years ago
GroundEstadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
Capacity42,000
ChairmanGuido Loayza (Leadership)
Marcelo Claure (Baisa S.R.L.)
ManagerCésar Vigevani
LeagueDivisión Profesional
2018 Clausura4th
WebsiteClub website

Club Bolívar is a football club from Bolivia, founded in La Paz on 12 April 1925. It is the most successful team in Bolivia, it is the only team in Bolivia that has reached the Copa Libertadores semi-finals and Copa Sudamericana finals in 2004. and it is the team with the most fans in Bolivia.[1] Their home stadium is Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar (5,000), but they usually play at Estadio Hernando Siles (42,000) due to its greater capacity.

Club Bolivar is the current (2017) champion of the Bolivian League. With this, Bolivar accumulates 27 championships in the Bolivian professional soccer league. No Bolivian team comes even close to this success. Club Bolivar is the most successful team in Bolivia.

Among the best players in Bolivar's history are Marco "El Diablo" Etcheverry; Erwin "Platini" Sanchez; Julio Baldivieso; Mario Rojas; Carlos Borja; Vladimir Soria; Carlos Angel Lopez, Ramiro Blacut, Víctor Ugarte, Carlos Aragones, Ramiro Castillo, "Juanmi" Callejon, Nelson Cabrera, Walter Flores, Ronnie Fernandez and many more.

Attendances[edit]

In the 2016-17 Apertura season, Club Bolívar drew an average home attendance of 13,901,[2] the highest in the league.

Colors[edit]

Bolivar traditional home colors are light blue, traditional away colors are dark blue or white.

Rivalry[edit]

Bolivar's classic rival is The Strongest. Both teams are from La Paz.

  • Total matches: 262
  • Bolivar wins: 113
  • Ties: 86
  • The Strongest wins: 63

Achievements[edit]

National Honours[edit]

1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004-A, 2005-AD, 2006-C, 2009-A, 2011-AD, 2013-C, 2014-A, 2015-C, 2017-A, 2017-C, 2019-A
1950, 1953, 1956, 1966, 1968, 1976
  • Liga de Fútbol Amateur Boliviano: 6
1932, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942
2009, 2010
1979, 1989, 1990, 2001
Runner-up (3): 1980, 1992, 1999

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Best: Semi-finals in 1986 and 2014
Best: Final in 2004.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bolivia GK Guillermo Vizcarra
2 Argentina DF Nicolás Agustín Ferreyra
3 Uruguay DF Mauricio Prieto
4 Bolivia DF Nicolás Landa
5 Bolivia DF Luis Gutiérrez
6 Bolivia DF Adrian Jusino
7 Bolivia DF Heber Leaños
8 Argentina FW Jorge Pereyra Díaz
9 Argentina FW Marcos Riquelme
10 Brazil MF Thomaz Santos
11 Bolivia DF Enrique Flores
12 Bolivia GK Saidt Mustafá
14 Bolivia MF Jaime Arrascaita
No. Position Player
15 Spain MF Juanmi Callejón
17 Bolivia FW Juan Carlos Arce
19 Bolivia DF Diego Bejarano
20 Spain FW Iker Hernández
21 Bolivia FW Luis Alí
22 Bolivia MF Pedro Azogue
23 Bolivia MF Leonel Justiniano
24 Bolivia MF Hernán Rodríguez
26 Bolivia MF Erwin Saavedra
27 Bolivia FW Ronaldo Monteiro
30 Bolivia DF Pablo Pedraza
Bolivia MF Leandro Maygua

2019 Winter transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Bolivia GK Saidt Mustafá (from Sport Boys Warnes)
Bolivia GK Guillermo Vizcarra (from Oriente Petrolero)
Argentina DF Nicolás Agustín Ferreyra (from AC Cuneo 1905)
Bolivia DF Adrian Jusino (from Tulsa Roughnecks)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Thomaz Santos (from Paysandu Sport Club)
Bolivia FW Luis Alí (from FC Hermannstadt)
Argentina FW Jorge Pereyra Díaz (from Lanús)
Spain FW Iker Hernández (from FC Den Bosch)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Bolivia GK Romel Quiñónez (from Oriente Petrolero)
Bolivia DF Ronald Raldes (from Oriente Petrolero)
Bolivia DF Edemir Rodríguez (from Club San José)
Bolivia DF Ronald Eguino (from Club San José)
No. Position Player
Bolivia MF Moisés Villarroel (to Jorge Wilstermann)
Bolivia MF Martin Smedberg-Dalence (to Club Always Ready)
Bolivia FW Eduardo Fierro (to Free Agent)
Uruguay FW William Ferreira (to Club Always Ready)

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Argentina GK Matías Dituro (at Universidad Católica)
Bolivia DF Juan Carlos Zampiery (at Sport Boys)
No. Position Player

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Argentina César Vigevani
Assistant First Team Coach Uruguay Héctor Rodríguez
Goalkeeper Coach Brazil Mauro Machado
First Team Fitness Coach Bolivia Rolando Crespo
Assistant First Team Fitness Coach Brazil Marco Tedeschi
Assistant First Team Fitness Coach Bolivia Rolando Crespo
Head Opposition Scout TBA
Senior Opposition Scout TBA
Medical Director Bolivia Guillermo Aponte
Reserve Team Manager Bolivia Oscar Villegas
Youth Team Manager TBA

Notable players[edit]

See also Category:Club Bolívar players.

Managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanauskas, Laura (1999). An Encyclopedia of Football in Bolivia – 1914 to 1998. The Clubs –Bolivar, details and references to formation. Heart Books – Belgium. p. 192.
  2. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/bol-liga-profesional-2016-2017-apertura/1/