Club Bolívar

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Bolívar
Club Bolivar-04.svg
Full name Fútbol Club Bolívar
Nickname(s) La Academia (The academy)
El Rey de Copas (The king of Cups)
AKD
Founded April 12, 1925; 90 years ago
Ground Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
Ground Capacity 42,000
Owner Marcelo Claure
Chairman Guido Loayza Mariaca
Manager Beñat San José
League Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Apertura 2015
Website Club home page

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 it is the team with the most fans in Bolivia.[1] Their home stadium is Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar (25,000), but they usually play at Estadio Hernando Siles (42,000) due to its greater capacity.

In 1964, Bolivar was relegated to the second division for the first and only time in their history.[2]

Club Bolivar is the most successful team in Bolivia, having played 26 finals and won 17 of them. 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 and many more.

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
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]

For Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano 2014

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 Romel Quiñónez
2 Bolivia DF Edemir Rodríguez
3 Bolivia DF Luis Rodriguez Zegada
4 Spain MF José Luis Capdevila
5 Bolivia MF Rudy Cardozo
6 Bolivia FW Gerardo Yecerotte
7 Bolivia GK Widen Rojas
8 Bolivia MF Jaime Arrascaita
9 Spain MF Juanmi Callejón
10 Bolivia MF Wálter Flores
11 Bolivia FW Juan Carlos Arce
No. Position Player
12 Bolivia DF Nelson Cabrera
13 Bolivia MF Leandro Maygua
14 Bolivia DF Ronald Eguino
15 Bolivia GK Diego Zamora
16 Bolivia MF Leonel Justiniano
17 Bolivia MF Erwin Saavedra
18 Argentina FW Gastón Cellerino
19 Bolivia DF Alejandro Méndez
20 Bolivia DF Stalin Taborga
21 Argentina DF Facundo Cardozo (on loan from Vélez Sarsfield)
22 Bolivia MF Moisés Villarroel

2016 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
Argentina DF Facundo Cardozo (transfer from Vélez Sarsfield)
Uruguay DF Óscar Castro (transfer from Tacuarembó)
Bolivia MF Danny Bejarano (transfer from Panetolikos)
No. Position Player
Bolivia MF Moisés Villarroel (transfer from Universidad de Chile)
Argentina FW Iván Borghello (transfer from Huracán)
Argentina FW Gastón Cellerino (transfer from New York Cosmos)

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
7 Ecuador FW Carlos Tenorio (transfer to LDU Quito)

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
Bolivia DF Leonel Morales (on loan to Sport Boys)
No. Position Player
Bolivia DF Juan Carlos Zampiery (on loan to Sport Boys)

Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Beñat San José
Assistant First Team Coach Bolivia Vladimir Soria
Goalkeeper Coach Brazil Mauro Machado
First Team Fitness Coach Chile Gastón Lloveras
Assistant First Team Fitness Coach Spain José Manuel Burjon
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. ^ 1964 EL AÑO "MALDITO" (Spanish)