Oriente Petrolero

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Oriente Petrolero
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Full nameClub Deportivo Oriente Petrolero
Nickname(s)Albiverdes, Verdolagas, Abejitas Refineros.
FoundedNovember 5, 1955; 60 years ago
GroundEstadio Tahuichi Aguilera
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
ChairmanYimmi Montaño
ManagerLuis Marín
LeagueDivisión Profesional
2018 Clausura8th
WebsiteClub website

Club Deportivo Oriente Petrolero (Spanish pronunciation: [kluβ depoɾˈtivo oˈɾjeŋte petɾoˈleɾo]) is a Bolivian football club based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Founded on November 5, 1955 by workers of the Bolivian oil company (YPFB). They play at the 38,000-capacity Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera. Oriente have been Bolivian champions five times, Copa Aerosur winners two times. They have also been successful in South America, by being the second Bolivian team to make the quarter-finals in Copa Libertadores.

The club had their first major success in 1971, when they won the league championship. Oriente Petrolero won several cup competitions during the 1980s, but after that did not win another major title until 1989. The past decade has been the most successful period in Oriente's history, capped by winning La Liga titles in 2001, and 2010.

They have a longstanding rivalry with fellow Santa Cruz team Blooming.


While still in the Association of Santa Cruz was cut amateur club was formed on the basis of a neighborhood team called 'Oriente', composed solely of employees of YPFB of the Central District. Was 5 November 1955, became its first president Elmer Saucedo Parada.

This preparation phase lasted until the club became one of the main players in the championships of the ACF, ranking consistently among the top three.

This statement is found in the spreadsheet file of the Football Association, proving that in 1956 he enrolled with the name of Oriente Petrolero. Until 1959, could not relate to albiverde as the team because his jersey was yellow.

In 1957 he won the title of first ascent two years and won his first title in First of Honor. In 1960 he was second and won the next two years the bicampeonato. The 63 was runner-up and 64 returned to seize the title.

From this period of 8 years in the amateur is removed following synthesis: four championship titles and three runners-up.

Already in the professionalism Oriente Petrolero, has won national titles in the Bolivian league 1979, 1990, 2001.


In 2001 Oriente renovated player, and that was one of the most important year for the club because in the Torneo Apertura 2 Oriente end up in the second place but Oriente and Bolivar (1st). They drew the same point but Bolivar won on Difference goal. In the Clausura Oriente gained a berth to the Copa Libertadores by winning their third National Championship and the Copa Sudamericana after finishing second in the Apertura.

Copa Libertadores: Oriente could not qualify for the next round after at the bottom of the table, what surprised Oriente was that Oriente was winning by 2–0 vs Grêmio at the first half, then at the second half Jose Alfredo Castillo after made and the injury of the goalkeeper made the team to go down, the match ended 4–2.

Copa Sudamericana : Bolívar suffered to eliminate Oriente in the First Phase after winning the first leg 4–2 and suffer to winning the second leg 0–1.

In the La Liga Torneo Apertura Oriente finished third place, so Oriente missed a chance to qualify for Copa Sudamericana, in the Torneo Clausura Oriente finished second and in the aggregate table Oriente and The Strongest drawn the same point so they played two games. In the first leg Oriente won 1–0 and the second leg The strongest won 2–1. They played an extra game and Oriente won on Penalty, to secure a place in the Copa Libertadores.

In the Copa Libertadores 2003 Oriente made the worst participation after finishing at bottom with only 1 point.

In 2008 Oriente finished 4th in the Apertura 2008 and not gaining the Copa Sudamericana or Copa Libertadores, but they had two more championship to be played. In the Clausura Oriente couldn't advance to the next stage after finishing third and letting Aurora qualify.

In the Torneo Play-off Oriente at least qualified to the Loser's round in that round Oriente beat Aurora by 6–0, but in the final they loses against San Jose 4–2 on Aggregate.

In 2009 the Bolivian Professional Football League (LFPB) confirmed the club The Strongest as Clausura 2004 tournament champion, after five years of the challenge with which they took the title in tennis squad won tabby with Oriente. The League president, Mauricio Mendez said that legally the title belongs to the entity Aurinegra, which at that time had in its ranks the Argentine goalkeeper Marcelo Robledo, whose performance was observed by teams of Union Central and Oriente Petrolero Wilstermann and arguing that no documents had realized his Bolivia.

This was an issue not resolved, because the board of the club showed that La Paz Robledo goalkeeper had already won the Bolivian nationality before the High Court for Sports Discipline (TSDD), however, the title was given to another runner with Oriente Petrolero what the controversy broke loose.

The leadership of the tiger club called the decision as fair, because this year the La Paz team fought until the end for the title and the title was the reward for the effort of the players. In conclusion The Strongest was awarded the championship.

In 2009 Oriente was close to the title, but they couldn't win their last two away games against The Strongest and Bolivar. In the Clausura Oriente could advance to next stage, in the quarter-final Oriente surprisingly knocked out Bolivar (anyway, they qualified as the best loser). In the semi-final they lost against their classic rival Blooming. Oriente gained the third place in Clausura that gave Oriente a second participation in the Copa Sudamericana.

In the Torneo Playoff Oriente eliminated their rival Club Blooming Blooming (Qualified to best Loser's round), in the quarter-final Oriente eliminated San Jose. In the Semi-final Oriente was eliminated by Bolívar after drawing in two games. This year Oriente Petroler spent a lot of money in striker, but after two years Oriente qualified to an International Cup

Oriente began with Aerosur Cup, but were eliminated in the first stage. After being eliminated, they received an invitation from Peruvian Football Federation to participate in the Peru International Cup. 3 February they eliminated Deportivo Garcilaso 3–2 in the semi-final they'll beat Cienciano 3–0 on penalties after draw 0–0 and they won their first Peru International Cup.

Historical participation in the Copa Libertadores 1988[edit]

In the Copa Libertadores 1988 Oriente was drawn in group 4 with: Bolívar (Bolivian rivals), Cerro Porteño, Olimpia Oriente finish 1st in the group.after beating local Olimpia of 1–0 and their wins in the Bolívar visitor status at the same Olympia again, both by 2–1. Later tied at home with Cerro Porteño. Finishing with 7 points followed by another Bolivian Bolivar with 6 points.

In the second phase, his rival was Colo-Colo of Chile. In the first leg played on September 8 in Santa Cruz, took advantage imposed Strongest 2–1. While in the return match played on 14 of the same month in Santiago de Chile, did not open the scoring and the match ended 0–0.

In the quarterfinals, his opponent was América de Cali in Colombia. In the first leg played on September 21 in Santa Cruz, the Bolivian team could not combined with Colombia and ended tied 1–1. Already in the second leg played on October 28 Cali, the American winning 2–0 thereby eliminating The Strongest.

With this historic participation, Oriente alongside Bolívar became the second team in Bolivia that have made it through third phases in a Copa Libertadores.


  • 'Official uniform': green shirt with white horizontal stripes, green shorts, white socks.
  • 'Alternative uniform': White shirts, white shorts, white socks


National honours[edit]

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Best: Quarter-Finals in 1988
1988 – Quarter-Finals
2011 – First Stage
Best: Second Stage in 2010
2010 – Second Stage
1992 – First Round
1994 – First Round
2000 – Group stage


Current squad[edit]

As of As of 23 September 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bolivia GK Romel Quiñónez
3 Brazil DF Suéliton
4 Bolivia DF Marcelo Suarez
5 Bolivia DF Mario Cuéllar
6 Bolivia MF Carlos Áñez
7 Argentina MF Pablo Martín Ruiz
8 Argentina MF Norberto Palmieri
9 Argentina FW Nicolás Franco
10 Argentina MF Lucas Mugni
11 Bolivia MF Juan Parada
12 Bolivia MF Juan Ribera
13 Bolivia GK José Peñarrieta
14 Argentina FW Mauricio Sperduti
15 Bolivia MF Jhon García (on loan from Huachipato)
16 Bolivia MF Sebastián Gamarra
17 Bolivia MF Diego Velásquez
18 Bolivia FW José Alfredo Castillo
No. Position Player
19 Bolivia FW Ferddy Roca
20 Bolivia DF Gustavo Olguín
21 Bolivia DF Julio Pérez
22 Bolivia GK David Moreno
23 Bolivia MF Daniel Rojas
24 Bolivia FW Alán Mercado
25 Bolivia GK Leonardo Vaca
26 Bolivia FW Rodrigo Saucedo
27 Bolivia MF Kevin Salvatierra
28 Bolivia MF Robin Canido
29 Bolivia MF Pedro Tomicha
30 Bolivia MF Brayan Calderón
31 Bolivia MF Pedro Marcos
32 Bolivia José Velasco
33 Bolivia FW Carlos Solíz
37 Bolivia FW Luis Saldías

Player of the year[edit]

Year Winner
Argentina Miguel Abrigo
Bolivia José Alfredo Castillo
Bolivia José Alfredo Castillo
Bolivia Ronald Raldes
Bolivia Ronald Arana
Argentina Martín Palavicini
Argentina Marcelo Aguirre
Bolivia Sergio Galarza
Bolivia Limberg Gutiérrez
Bolivia Joselito Vaca
Argentina Alejandro Schiapparelli
Bolivia Patrício Ortega


Club hierarchy[edit]

Oriente Ltd.

Owner: Unknown

Oriente Petrolero plc

Chairman: Jose Ernesto Alvarez

Executive Board

Chief Executive: Álvaro Velasco
Finance and Operations Director :
Club Secretary : Richard Méndez Cossío
company secretary :


External links[edit]