César Salinas

César Luis Salinas Sinka (18 August 1961 – 19 July 2020) was a Bolivian association football chairman and president.[2]

César Salinas
President of the Bolivian Football Federation
In office
2018 – 19 July 2020
Preceded byRolando López Herbas
Marco Antonio Peredo Mercado (acting)
Carlos Ribera (acting)
Succeeded byMarcos Rodríguez (acting)
Personal details
César Luis Salinas Sinka

18 August 1961[1]
Caquiaviri, Bolivia
Died(2020-07-19)19 July 2020 (aged 58)
La Paz, Bolivia
OccupationFootball chairman


Salinas was chairman of The Strongest, the oldest Bolivian football club. After he left The Strongest, his wife Inés became owner of the team. In 2018 Salinas became president of the Bolivian Football Federation. In mid-2020 Salinas was working with authorities to restart the national football league after months of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia.[2]

Salinas contracted COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia in July 2020. He died in hospital on 19 July 2020, aged 58 to the effects of the virus.[2] A letter was sent from the FIFA President to the Bolivian Football Federation praising Salinas life's work and with sadness for his death.[3] All soccer activities conducted by the Federation were suspended from July 20-22, 2020 in mourning for his death.[4]


  1. ^ "En Bolivia lloran al presidente de su federación de fútbol, César Salinas". La Vanguardia. 20 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Voorzitter voetbalbond Bolivia overleden aan coronavirus". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch).
  3. ^ "FIFA President sends his condolences for the death of César Salinas". www.fifa.com.
  4. ^ "Muere por coronavirus el presidente de la Federación Boliviana de Fútbol, César Salinas". MARCA Claro México. 20 July 2020.