Mariscal Santa Cruz

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Mariscal Santa Cruz
Full name Club Mariscal Santa Cruz
Nickname(s) Club Cardinal
Founded 1923
Dissolved 1976
Ground Estadio La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia
Ground Capacity 30,000
League Liga Paceña
1976 Liga Paceña, 3rd

Club Mariscal Santa Cruz, was a Bolivian football club based in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, named in honour of Andrés de Santa Cruz, former President of Peru and Bolivia.

It was founded in 1923 as Northern Football Club, in 1966 the club changed its name, after it had been sold to the Bolivian Armed Forces due to financial difficulties.

Mariscal Santa Cruz played in the Liga Paceña de Futbol the semi-amateur football league of the Bolivian Capital from its formation in 1950 until 1976 when the club was dissolved.

Mariscal Santa Cruz first and only appearance in an international Official CONMEBOL tournament was the Copa Ganadores de Copa 1970, played in La Paz, Bolivia. The club won the tournament, the first and thus far only Bolivian club so to do.

In 1976 the club was dissolved by the then Bolivian President, General Hugo Banzer.


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