Ronald Raldes in 2007
|Full name||Ronald Raldes Balcázar|
|Date of birth||April 20, 1981|
|Place of birth||Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2009–2010||Maccabi Tel Aviv||24||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:02, 11 September 2013 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2016
In 2008, and after five great years with the canallas, Raldes announced his imminent departure from the institution once the Torneo Clausura ended in mid June. Not long after, he signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. On March 20, 2009, the former Rosario Central's defender officially joined the Mexican side Cruz Azul. He made his debut on April 22, 2009 against Atlante, in the first-leg match of the CONCACAF Champions League finals. After only making two appearances for the cementeros, Raldes decided to let go the contract with Cruz Azul and signed with Israeli football club Maccabi Tel Aviv in September 2009. On May 2010, Raldes returned to Argentina and joined Colón de Santa Fe on a two-year deal. On January 25, 2012 while doing the pre-season with Colón, Raldes fractured his left fibula bone during a friendly match against Patronato causing him to miss the entire Clausura tournament.
On 18 November 2014, he scored his first international goal in a 3–2 friendly home win over Venezuela.
Raldes was captain of the Bolivian squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile. On 15 June, he scored in the team's second group match – a 3–2 defeat of Ecuador – to give La Verde its first win at the Copa América since the 1997 tournament.
On September 11, 2015 Raldes sadly announced his retirement from the national team, but returned in 2016 after Guillermo Ángel Hoyos replaced Julio Cesar Baldivieso. He represented his country in 44 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
- Scores and results list Bolivia's goal tally first.
|1.||18 November 2014||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Venezuela||1–1||3–2||Friendly|
|2.||15 June 2015||Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, Valparaíso, Chile||Ecuador||1–0||3–2||2015 Copa América|
|3.||1 September 2016||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Peru||2–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2001||Oriente Petrolero||Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano|
- Mundial: Escobar es novedad en plantel boliviano (Spanish)
- Everton set to miss out on Bolivian Ronald Raldes (English)
- Higuaín y Raldes refuerzan Colón (Spanish)
- Raldes a Colón (Spanish)
- Raldes se fractura el peroné y estará fuera por seis meses (Spanish)
- Raldes no continuará en Colón de Santa Fe lapatriaenlinea.com (Spanish)
- rsssf: Bolivia record international footballers
- "Bolivia withstand heavy pressure to edge Ecuador at Copa América". The Guardian. 16 June 2015.
- Raldes: "Me voy triste por no haber jugado un mundial" eldeber.com.bo (Spanish)
- Ronald Raldes – FIFA competition record
- "Raldes, Ronald". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 February 2017.