Marciano Saldías

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Saldías and the second or maternal family name is Barba.
Marciano Saldías
Personal information
Full name Marciano Saldías Barba
Date of birth (1966-04-25) April 25, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Left-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1992 Oriente Petrolero
1992 Cerro Porteño
1993 Destroyers
1994–1996 Oriente Petrolero
1997 The Strongest
1998–1999 Aurora
National team
1984–1993 Bolivia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marciano Saldías Barba (born April 25, 1966 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a former Bolivian football defender who spent most of his career at Oriente Petrolero.

Club career[edit]

Saldías joined Oriente Petrolero in 1984. He along other important players like Erwin "Chichi" Romero, Luis Cristaldo and Celio Alves formed an exceptional team that represented Bolivia at club level in several Copa Libertadores editions of the late 1980s and early 90's. Playing for Oriente, he won the national title in 1990. Saldías also had a brief spell with Paraguayan club Cerro Porteño in 1992. The following year he joined Destroyers before returning to Oriente for a second stint in 1994. The Strongest signed him in 1997, but he left after only one season with the atigrados. He retired from football in 1999 while playing for Club Aurora in Copa Simón Bolívar.

National team[edit]

He played for the Bolivian national team between 1984 and 1993, including participations in Copa América 1987, Copa América 1989 and Copa América 1991.



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