Mauricio Soria

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Mauricio Soria
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Ronald Soria Porillo
Date of birth (1966-06-01) June 1, 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Cochabamba, Bolivia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Aurora (0)
1987–1988 The Strongest (0)
1989 Always Ready (0)
1990 Destroyers (0)
1991 Oriente Petrolero (0)
1992–1993 Destroyers (0)
1994–1996 Bolívar (0)
1997–2002 Wilstermann (0)
2002–2004 The Strongest (0)
2005 Aurora (0)
National team
1990–2002 Bolivia 23 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Wilstermann
2007–2008 Real Potosí
2011–2012 The Strongest
2012 Wilstermann
2013 Real Potosí
2013–2014 Blooming
2014 Bolivia (interim)
2015 Bolivia
2016 The Strongest
2016 Blooming
2016- Bolivia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mauricio Ronald Soria Portillo (born June 1, 1966 in Cochabamba)[1] is a Bolivian football coach and former goalkeeper of the Bolivia national football team. At club level he played for Wilstermann, Destroyers, The Strongest, Bolívar and Aurora in his country.

Between 1990 and 2002, Soria capped for the Bolivia national team in 23 games. He was part of the squad in Copa America 1991, Copa America 1995 and Copa America 1997 when Bolivia finished as runners-up.

Managerial career[edit]

His debut as a manager occurred in July 2006, and it could not have been any better as Wilstermann won the 2006 Segundo Torneo league championship on December 3 of that year under his lead. During 2007 while managing Real Potosí, Soria won his second league title as he secured the 2007-Apertura for the lilas. He also had a short spell with the Bolivia national team as the manager participating in Copa America 2015 held in Chile. He was waived by the Bolivian Football Federation at the conclusion of the tournament and appointed Julio César Baldivieso in his place.