Julio César Baldivieso
|Full name||Julio César Baldivieso Rico|
|Date of birth||2 December 1971|
|Place of birth||Cochabamba, Bolivia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder (retired)|
|1994/'95–1995/'96||Newell's Old Boys||23||(5)|
|1996||→ Bolívar (loan)|
|2014||Universitario de Sucre|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Julio César Baldivieso Rico (born 2 December 1971 in Cochabamba) is a former Bolivian association football midfielder who played for the Bolivian national team in the 1994 World Cup and several Copa Américas. He is currently a football manager.
Nicknamed "El Emperador", Baldivieso began his career in his native Cochabamba playing for Wilstermann in 1987. His exquisite technique didn't go unnoticed and he signed with Bolivia's biggest football club, Bolívar in 1992. Thanks in part to the successful run with the national team, which qualified to the 1994 World Cup, he awoke the interest of several clubs outside Bolivia. After the World Cup, he transferred to Argentine team Newell's Old Boys from Rosario, where he played until the winter of 97. Subsequently, he joined J. League club Yokohama Marinos for a couple of years. As his career progressed, Baldivieso also exposed his talent in diverse leagues around the world; such is the case of Barcelona Sporting Club and Deportivo Quevedo in Ecuador, Cobreloa in Chile, Al-Nasr in Saudi Arabia, Al-Wakra in Qatar and Caracas in Venezuela. Towards the end of his career he returned to Bolivia and played for The Strongest, and later made his final run with Aurora on and off the field as he also managed the team. On 19 July 2009, being the Aurora's coach, he made debut his own 12-year old son, called Mauricio Baldivieso. At the end of the match he strongly criticized the referee and one opponent who made his son cry after a hard tackle. He quit Aurora 5 days later, after the club's board told him to pick between his job and his son. He also withdrew his son from the team.
Baldivieso made his debut for Bolivia on 14 June 1991 in a friendly match, losing 1–0 against Paraguay in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. He obtained a total number of 85 caps during his career, scoring fifteen goals. He played his last international match on 12 October 2005: a World Cup Qualifier against Peru in Tacna.
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|1994/95||Newell's Old Boys||Primera División||12||4||12||4|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||Total|
|1997||Yokohama Marinos||J. League 1||22||9||2||0||5||1||29||10|
|1999||Jorge Wilstermann||Liga Profesional|
|Chile||League||Copa Chile||League Cup||Total|
|Saudi Arabia||League||Crown Prince Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Qatar||League||Emir Cup||Sheikh Jassem Cup||Total|
|Venezuela||League||Copa Venezuela||League Cup||Total|
|2006||The Strongest||Liga Profesional||6||2||6||2|
International career statistics
|Bolivia national team|
- RSSSF statistics
- Julio César Baldivieso at National-Football-Teams.com
- Profile at BoliviaGol.com (Spanish)