Juan Carlos Arce

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Juan Carlos Arce
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Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Arce Justiniano
Date of birth (1985-04-10) 10 April 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number -
Youth career
Tahuichi Academy
Oriente Petrolero
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 Oriente Petrolero 147 (24)
2006Portuguesa (loan) 3 (0)
2007Corinthians (loan) 18 (2)
2007–2008Al-Arabi (loan) 24 (3)
2008Seongnam FC (loan) 10 (0)
2009Sport Recife (loan) 15 (4)
2010 Akhmat Grozny 20 (0)
2011–2012 Oriente Petrolero 33 (9)
2012–2018 Bolívar 235 (72)
National team
2004– Bolivia 63 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:57, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2017

Juan Carlos Arce Justiniano (born 10 April 1985 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian professional footballer who plays for Bolívar.


Oriente Petrolero[edit]

Arce started his career at Bolivia's famous youth academy Academia Tahuichi. In 2003 aged 18, Arce signed for Bolivian Primera División club Oriente Petrolero. In his debut season Arce played fifteen games scoring two goals and won the 2003 Copa Aerosur in the process. Following his debut season, Arce played forty four games in 2004 – cementing his position in the first team – scoring seven goals and helped the team to a Semi-finals finish in the Copa Aerosur.

Arce played fifteen games, scoring just three during the 2009 opening start to the season.

After less than one year after leaving the club, Arce returned and played two more season including both 2011 Bolivian Premera División and 2011–12 Bolivian Primera División. Arce scored six goals in his remaining seasons with the club playing only twenty three games. Arce played a total of 170 games for Albiverdes scoring 30 goals.


In 2005, Arce played a total of thirty nine games scoring eight and helped the team win its second Copa Aerosur in three years. In 2006, after playing thirty four games for Oriente Petrolero – scoring four times – Arce was loaned out to Série B club Portuguesa, playing only in non-league fixtures.

The following season (2007) in January 2007, Arce was loaned out again to Série A club Corinthians.[1] Arce played eighteen games for the Timão scoring just two goals. Despite having a good season with the Corinthians, Arce couldn't help the team avoid relegation, and with the arrival of a new manager he was removed from the squad. Arce also scored two more goals playing in the 2007 Copa do Brasil

Following the start of the 2009 Bolivian Primera División, Arce was loaned out to Brazil for a third time joining 2008 Copa do Brasil champions, and Série A club Sport Recife for a sixth-month period with the option to require his rights. Playing fifteen games and scoring four goals, Sport Recife finished last and were relegated to Série B.


After multiple loans out to Brazil, Arce was loaned out to the Qatar Stars League club Al-Arabi for the 2007–08 season.

Arce, once again was loaned out, this came after playing one season in Qatar. He joined Seongnam FC for the remainder of the 2008 K League season, however, Arce played just ten games before returning to Bolivia.

Terek Grozny[edit]

In 2010, Arce joined Russian Premier League side FC Akhmat Grozny signing a three-year deal.[2] After only twenty games with the side and finishing just above relegation, Arce left the club and returned to Bolivia.


In January 2012, Arce signed for Bolivian Primera División giants Club Bolívar. Improving there Copa Libertadores squad.[3][4] Arce made his debut for the club in the 2012 Copa Libertadores. Coming on as substitute in the 63rd minute replacing Jhasmani Campos in there 1–1 draw against Chilean side Universidad Católica in Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago.

Arce scored his first goal for Bolívar in 2012 against La Paz scoring in the 89th minute after coming on as a substitute.

International career[edit]

Arce made his debut on July 6, 2004 in the 2004 Copa América against host nation Peru in a 2–2 draw at the National Stadium, Lima. Since his debut in 2004, Arce has been capped 63 times for Bolivia, scoring a total of 11 goals.

Arce has competed at four Copa América tournaments (2004, 2007, 2011, 2016), and played through four World Cup campaigns (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018).

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bolivia's goal tally first.[5][6][7]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 15 November 2006 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 8  El Salvador 2–0 5–1 Friendly
2 26 June 2007 Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela 11  Venezuela 1–0 2–2 2007 Copa América [8]
3 21 November 2007 Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela 17  Venezuela 2–1 3–5 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [9]
4 9 February 2011 Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya, Turkey 20  Latvia 1–2 1–2 Friendly
5 10 August 2011 Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia 24  Panama 1–0 1–3 Friendly
6 18 November 2014 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 44  Venezuela 3–2 3–2 Friendly
7 12 November 2015 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 47  Venezuela 2–0 4–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [10][11][12]
8 24 March 2016 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 48  Colombia 1–2 2–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [13][14][15]
9 7 June 2016 Camping World Stadium, Orlando, U.S. 50  Panama 1–1 1–2 Copa América Centenario [16][17][18]
10 28 March 2017 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 59  Argentina 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [19][20][21]
11 5 September 2017 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 61  Chile 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [22][23][24]


  1. ^ "Corinthians traz boliviano dispensado pela Lusa". Futepoca.com.br (in Portuguese). 8 December 2006.
  2. ^ "Boliviano Arce a Rusia para enrolarse al Terek Grozny". BoliviaSol (in Spanish). 22 February 2010.
  3. ^ ""El Conejo" Arce es el nuevo refuerzo de Bolívar para la Copa Libertadores". Eju.tv (in Spanish). 21 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Claure confirma el fichaje de El Conejo Arce en Bolívar". La Razón (in Spanish). 21 January 2012.
  5. ^ Juan Carlos Arce – Statistics
  6. ^ Appearances for Bolivia National Team
  7. ^ Juan Carlos Arce – International Appearances
  8. ^ "Competiciones Evento Reporte: Venezuela 2–2 Bolivia". CONMEBOL. 26 June 2007.
  9. ^ "Match Report: Venezuela – Bolivia". FIFA. 20 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Match Report: Bolivia – Venezuela". FIFA. 12 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Bolivia – Venezuela". CONMEBOL. 12 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Bolivia vs Venezuela: Resumen y goles por Eliminatorias Rusia 2018". Peru.com (in Spanish). 12 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Match Report: Bolivia – Colombia". FIFA. 24 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Cardona strikes late as Colombia down valiant Bolivia". SBS. 25 March 2016.
  15. ^ "South America World Cup Qualifiers: Argentina edge Chile, James Rodríguez scores for Colombia". Fox Sports Australia. 25 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Blas Perez's two goals lead Panama over Bolivia at Copa America". Sports Illustrated. 6 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Copa America Results 2016: Monday Group Results, Tables and Updated Schedule". Bleacher Report. 7 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Copa América: Panama vs. Bolivia". Newsday. 6 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Match Report: Bolivia – Argentina". FIFA. 28 March 2017.
  20. ^ "World Cup qualifying: Argentina lose 2-0 to Bolivia hours after Lionel Messi is banned". BBC Sport. 29 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Bolivia 2 Argentina 0: More Messi-less misery for Bauza". Goal.com. 28 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Match Report: Bolivia – Chile". FIFA. 5 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Bolivia 1-0 Chile: Juan Carlos Arce nets penalty winner for 10-man hosts as Alexis Sanchez and Co suffer blow to their World Cup chances in La Paz". The Daily Mail. 6 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Alexis Sanchez fails to inspire Chile in 1-0 defeat by Bolivia after Juan Arce scores from the spot". Daily Mirror. 5 September 2017.

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