Club Bolívar

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Bolívar
Club Bolivar-04.svg
Full name Club Bolívar
Nickname(s) La Academia (The academy)
El Rey de Copas (The king of Cups)
AKD
"El + Grande (The Biggest)"
Founded April 12, 1925; 92 years ago
Ground Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
Ground Capacity 42,000
Chairman Guido Loayza (Leadership)
Marcelo Claure (Baisa S.R.L.)
Manager Beñat San José
League Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Apertura 2017 1st
Website Club 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 (25,000), 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
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 Uruguay DF Mauricio Prieto
5 Bolivia DF Luis Gutiérrez
6 Bolivia DF Leonel Morales
7 Uruguay MF Gastón Sirino
8 Uruguay FW William Ferreira
9 Chile FW Ronnie Fernández
10 Bolivia MF Leandro Maygua
11 Bolivia DF Enrique Flores
14 Bolivia MF Jaime Arrascaita
No. Position Player
16 Bolivia MF Wálter Flores
17 Bolivia FW Juan Carlos Arce
18 Bolivia FW Eduardo Fierro
19 Bolivia DF Nelson Cabrera
21 Bolivia DF Ronald Eguino
22 Bolivia GK Diego Zamora
23 Bolivia MF Leonel Justiniano
24 Bolivia MF Hernán Rodríguez
25 Argentina GK Matías Dituro
26 Bolivia MF Erwin Saavedra
30 Bolivia DF Ronald Raldes

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
Bolivia DF Ronald Raldes (from Free Agent)
Uruguay MF Gastón Sirino (from San Luis)
Uruguay FW William Ferreira (from Free Agent)
No. Position Player
Chile FW Ronnie Fernández (from Deportivo Cali)

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
Spain DF José Luis Sánchez Capdevila (to Sport Boys)
Bolivia MF Rudy Cardozo (to Wilstermann)
Spain MF Juanmi Callejón (to Al-Ettifaq)

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 MF Moisés Villarroel (on loan to Oriente Petrolero)
Bolivia DF Juan Carlos Zampiery (on loan to Sport Boys)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Beñat San José
Assistant First Team Coach Spain Jose Manuel Gorjon
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. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/bol-liga-profesional-2016-2017-apertura/1/