Víctor Hugo Antelo

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Víctor Hugo Antelo
Personal information
Full name Víctor Hugo Antelo Bárba
Date of birth (1964-11-02) November 2, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1980–1982 Universidad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Oriente Petrolero 221 (144)
1989 Real Santa Cruz 31 (22)
1990 Blooming 11 (5)
1990 Fujita Kogyo 26 (19)
1991 Blooming 29 (16)
1992 Bolivar 16 (3)
1993 San José 33 (20)
1994 Bolivar 28 (12)
1995 Real Santa Cruz 26 (8)
1996 The Strongest 36 (14)
1997–2000 Blooming 123 (106)
2001 Real Santa Cruz
1983–2000 Total 580 (369 )
National team
1985–1999 Bolivia 11 (2)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Oriente Petrolero
2002–2003 Blooming
2004 The Strongest
2004 Destroyers
2005–2006 Oriente Petrolero
2007 Bolivar
2008 Guabirá
2008–2009 Oriente Petrolero
2011 Destroyers
2013 Aurora
2014–2015 Sport Boys Warnes
2016– Guabirá
* 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.[1] 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.[2]

Club career[edit]

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,[2] 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.[3]

International career[edit]

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.

International goals
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25.01.1993 Madras, India Russia FC Lokomotiv Moscow [4] 1–2 Loss Friendly match
2. 28.04.1999 Cochabamba, Bolivia  Chile 1–1 Draw Friendly match

Managerial career[edit]

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
As a manager



  1. ^ Bolivian league topscorers at RSSSF (in English)
  2. ^ a b 343 veces gol - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Copa Libertadores statistics at RSSSF (in English)
  4. ^ Match is a full FIFA international.

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