Roger Suárez

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Roger Suárez
Personal information
Full name Roger Suárez Sandoval
Date of birth (1977-04-02) April 2, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1996 Tahuichi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Oriente Petrolero 210 (75)
2004 Bolívar (loan) 31 (11)
2005 Oriente Petrolero 19 (4)
2006 The Strongest (loan) 2 (1)
2006 Deportivo Cuenca (loan) 7 (1)
2006 Universitario de Sucre (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2007 Aldosivi (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2008 Oriente Petrolero 13 (2)
2008 Nacional Potosí 0 (0)
2009–2010 Blooming 30 (3)
2011 San José 11 (1)
National team
1996–2004 Bolivia 29 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 29, 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 24, 2008

Roger Suárez Sandoval (born April 2, 1977 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a former Bolivian football striker who lastly played for San José in Bolivia.

His former clubs include Oriente Petrolero, Bolívar, The Strongest, Universitario de Sucre, Nacional Potosí and Blooming in Bolivia, Club Atlético Aldosivi in Argentina, and Ecuadorian side Deportivo Cuenca.

Nicknamed "Sucha", Suárez has played for the Bolivia national team between 1996 and 2004, scoring 7 goals in 29 games.[1]

Car Accident[edit]

On March 20, 2010 after practice, Suárez left with teammate Wilber Zabala on his vehicle. Just a couple of miles from Blooming's training ground, they were shockingly hit by a mid-size truck on the passenger side where Suárez was sitting. An ambulance was immediately called by witnesses at the scene, and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where they discovered he had factured twelve ribs as result of the collision. He spent five days in the intensive care unit before he regained his consciousness and was able to speak again.[2][3] He spent 10 months away from the field. Finally, in January 2011 he returned to professional football when he signed for San José. That same year he retired from the sport.

Club titles[edit]

Season Club Title
2001 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
2004 (A) Bolivia Bolívar Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
2009 (C) Bolivia Blooming Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano