Víctor Hugo Antelo
|Full name||Víctor Hugo Antelo Bárba|
|Date of birth||November 2, 1964|
|Place of birth||Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1989||Real Santa Cruz||31||(22)|
|1995||Real Santa Cruz||26||(8)|
|2001||Real Santa Cruz|
|2014–2015||Sport Boys Warnes|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Víctor Hugo Antelo Bárba (born November 2, 1964, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a retired Bolivian football striker, and the all-time topscorer in the Bolivian League with 350 goals scored in 18 seasons. He is the current manager of Bolivian first division club Guabirá.
In 2000, Antelo was named the world's active most prolific top division goalscorer with 343 goals in 429 league games.
Nicknamed Tucho, he began playing for amateur club Universidad. In 1983, he jumped to professional football when he signed for Oriente Petrolero at age 18. During his professional career he also played for Blooming, Real Santa Cruz, Bolivar, The Strongest, and San José. Although he spent most of his career in Bolivia, he made a short spell in Japanese football with Fujita Kogyo in 1990.
Among his achievements, he has won the title of topscorer in the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano 7 times. Between May 17 and September 6 of 1998, he scored 18 goals in 12 consecutive matches, and therefore broke the record of most consecutive games finding the net, previously set by Juan Carlos Sánchez, who coincidentally comes second behind Antelo in the list of all time topscorers. In addition, he has scored a total of 21 goals in 46 Copa Libertadores games.
Despite proving his natural talent as a topscorer, Antelo was rarely considered by Bolivian national team managers throughout his career and was overlooked for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He only earned 11 caps for Bolivia netting 2 goals.
|1.||25.01.1993||Madras, India||FC Lokomotiv Moscow ||1–2||Loss||Friendly match|
|2.||28.04.1999||Cochabamba, Bolivia||Chile||1–1||Draw||Friendly match|
After retiring as a player in 2000, "Tucho" pursued a coaching career. The following year, he took over Oriente Petrolero and had a successful season. As result, the club obtained its third national championship, the first in eleven years. Later, Antelo managed other first division clubs; among them, Blooming, The Strongest, Bolivar, Guabirá, Destroyers, Aurora and most recently Sport Boys Warnes; however, he wasn't able to match the success once achieved with Oriente.
- As a player
- Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano: 1992, 1994
- Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano: 1998, 1999
- As a manager
- Oriente Petrolero
- Real Santa Cruz
- Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Top scorer: 1989 (22 goals)
- San José
- Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Top scorer: 1993 (20 goals)
- Víctor Hugo Antelo at National-Football-Teams.com