Club Real Potosí

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Real Potosí
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Full name Club Bamin Real Potosí
Nickname(s) León Imperial, El Equipo Lila
Founded 1941
Ground Victor Agustín Ugarte
Potosí, Bolivia
Ground Capacity 32,000
Chairman Eduardo Salamanca [1] May 2010 to date
Manager TBA
League Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Apertura 2014

Club Bamin Real Potosí is a Bolivian football club based in Potosí. Founded on 20 October 1941,[2] it currently plays in Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano, holding home games at Estadio Victor Agustín Ugarte, with a 32,000-seat capacity.


The Real Potosi was founded on April 1, 1986, as Fútbol Academy of Real Potosi. Subsequently merged with Banco Minero former club (Bamin) of Bolivia, which was founded in October 20, 1941, and took the name Bamin Real Potosi.

Since 1998 dispute First Division - Professional Era. In 2007, became champion of the Apertura tournament. The following year he won the Copa Aerosur del Surand Torneo "Play Off".

Real Potosí gained popularity by being announced as one of the opponents of Flamengo and Paraná Clube in 2007 Copa Libertadores, by forcing teams to play in the city of Potosi, at 13,200 feet above the sea level.

The following year Cruzeiro and Boca Juniors played against Real Potosi in Copa Libertadores, and in the 2009 Libertadores Palmeiras eliminated the Bolivia team still in the first phase, with two victories.[3]


The Estadio Agustín Víctor Ugarte, also known as Mario Mercado Vaca Guzman Stadium, is a Bolivian football stadium located in Potosí. It is the home of Real Potosi and seats 35,000 fans.

Located 3,960 meters above sea level, the stadium is the highest in the world. It has raised numerous controversies in footballing circles, as its significant altitude affects the absorption of oxygen in the human body, offering considerable advantage to the home team who are more accustomed to such conditions.

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 Paraguay GK Henry Lapczyk
4 Bolivia DF Ariel Juarez
5 Paraguay DF Claudio Centurión
6 Bolivia MF Mario Ovando
7 Argentina MF José Michelena
8 Bolivia FW Dino Huallpa
9 Argentina FW Edgardo Brittes
10 Bolivia DF Daner Pachi
11 Bolivia FW Gerardo Yecerotte
12 Bolivia GK Yadin Salazar
No. Position Player
13 Bolivia DF Ronny Jiménez (Captain)
15 Bolivia MF Ariel Juarez
16 Bolivia MF Rosauro Rivero
18 Bolivia FW Victor Angola
19 Bolivia MF Nicolas Tudor
20 Bolivia FW Jose Luis Ortiz
23 Argentina DF Alberto Alarcón
24 Bolivia MF Eduardo Ortiz
26 Bolivia FW Pastor Torrez
-- Brazil DF Fernando Marteli



Winners (1): 2007-A
Runner-up (4): 2004-C, 2006-A, 2006-C, 2011-A
  • Torneo de Play-Off
Winners (2): 2008, 2009
Winners (1):1997

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

2002 - First Round
2007 - First Round
2008 - First Round
2009 - Preliminary Round
2010 - Preliminary Round
2012 - Preliminary Round
2007 - Preliminary Round



  1. ^ "Eduardo Salamanca presidente del club Real Potosí". La Patria. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Vanauskas, Laura (1999). An Encyclopedia of Football in Bolivia – 1914 to 1998. The Clubs – Club Real Potosí, details and references to formation (Heart Books - Belgium). p. 192. 
  3. ^

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