Milton Coimbra

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Milton Coimbra
Personal information
Full name Milton "Hippopotamus" Coimbra Sulzer
Date of birth (1975-05-04) 4 May 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Oriente Petrolero 27 (13)
1996–1997 Lanús (loan) 14 (0)
1997–2002 Oriente Petrolero 196 (109)
2002–2003 Puebla 44 (10)
2004 Correcaminos UAT 10 (2)
2004 Ras Al Khaima 0 (0)
2005 Ionikos 26 (5)
2006 Beijing Guoan 12 (0)
2007 O'Higgins 12 (3)
2007 Oriente Petrolero 11 (1)
2008 Guabirá 12 (6)
2009 Oriente Petrolero 9 (0)
National team
1996–2005 Bolivia 43 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Milton Coimbra Sulzer (born May 4, 1975 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian retired football striker. He was a journeyman footballer playing for nine clubs in seven different countries.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Hippopotamus, his career began with Oriente Petrolero, where he played from 1995 to 2002 with a short interval at Argentine club Lanús. Coimbra's next destination was Mexico, where he played for Puebla F.C. (2002–2003) and Correcaminos UAT (2004), before leaving the Americas to try luck at UAE's Ras Al Khaima (2004), then Greek team Ionikos (2005) and later Chinese side Beijing Guoan (2006). During early 2007, he joined Chilean club O'Higgins along fellow countryman José Alfredo Castillo, but after a few games he was repatriated by Oriente to play for the remaining of that year. In 2008, he was loaned to club Guabirá. Since the team was relegated to second division, he left after the season came to an end. While making his fourth spell with Oriente during the 2009 Apertura tournament, Coimbra surprisingly announced his withdrawment from professional football, calling it quit at age 34.[1]

International career[edit]

He played for the Bolivian national team between 1996 and 2005, scoring 7 goals in 43 games.[2] He represented his country in 17 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[3]


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