Vicente Arze

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Vicente Arze
Personal information
Full name Vicente Arze Camacho
Date of birth (1985-11-22) November 22, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1998–1999 Blooming
2000–2004 Newell's Old Boys
2004–2007 Mercer Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Vancouver Whitecaps 44 (1)
2009 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 2 (0)
2009–2010 Aurora 29 (3)
2010–2012 Diósgyőr 37 (2)
2012–2014 Charleroi 4 (0)
2012–2013 Esteghlal (loan) 7 (2)
2014 Hoverla Uzhhorod 3 (0)
2015– Blooming
National team
2013–2014 Bolivia U20
2013–2014 Bolivia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2016.

Vicente Arze Camacho (born November 22, 1985 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian footballer.[1]


Youth and College[edit]

Arze attended the Franco School in his hometown of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and as a teenager was part of the youth systems of famed clubs Blooming and Newell's Old Boys. He moved to Macon, Georgia in 2004 to play college soccer at Mercer University, eventually graduating with a degree in business and marketing in May 2008.


A talented attacking midfielder who can play on flank, Arze was selected in the second round (25th overall) of the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Kansas City Wizards on January 24, 2008. He signed a two-year contract with the Whitecaps in early 2008, and played his first professional game was April 12 against Montreal Impact.

On October 2, 2008 he is nominated for Rookie of the Year (award).[2] On December 16, 2008 the Vancouver Whitecaps announced the re-signing of Arze for the 2009 season.[3]

Arze ended his contract with the Whitecaps at the end of the 2009 season.[4]

On 10 December 2012, Arze was loaned out by Charleroi to Esteghlal.[5] He made his debut on 14 December in a 4–0 win over Saipa in a Hazfi Cup match which he scored the last goal.

He returned to Blooming in January 2015[6] after a spell in Ukraine with Hoverla Uzhhorod.[7]


Arze was part of the Bolivia U-20 squad that played in the 2003 South American U-20 championships in Uruguay. The tournament acted as the qualifiers for the 2003 U-20 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates. He was called up to the senior team in December 2012 just after he signed with Esteghlal.


Arze's parents are Vicente Arze sr. and Maggie Camacho. He also has a stepbrother named Jean-Pierre Arze. The midfielder comes from an accomplished sporting family. His mother is a Bolivian national champion in bowling, while his uncle Monin Camacho is a South American Rally Car champion. His cousin Diego Camacho played in the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2000 Sydney Olympics .


Vancouver Whitecaps


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