C.D. San Antonio Bulo Bulo

Club Deportivo San Antonio Bulo Bulo is a Bolivian football club based in Entre Ríos, Cochabamba. Founded in 1962, they play in Primera División.

San Antonio Bulo Bulo
Full nameClub Deportivo San Antonio Bulo Bulo
Nickname(s)El Santo (The Saint)
Founded31 October 1962; 61 years ago (1962-10-31)
GroundEstadio Dr. Carlos Villegas
Entre Ríos, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Capacity17,000
PresidentJuan Tardío
ManagerThiago Leitão[1]
LeaguePrimera División
2023
2023
Copa Simón Bolívar, 2nd of 40
Primera A AFC, 3rd of 20

History edit

Founded on 31 October 1962, San Antonio won their first title in the Primera A AFC only in 2021.[2] They first appeared in the Copa Simón Bolívar in that year, being knocked out in the quarterfinals by García Agreda.[3]

After winning the Primera A title again in 2022, the club qualified to the 2023 Copa Simón Bolívar. In that competition, they reached the finals, facing GV San José,[4] but lost the title on penalties.[5] Six days after losing the title, however, they achieved promotion to the Primera División for the first time ever, after winning the promotion/relegation play-offs against Libertad Gran Mamoré.[6]

In their first participation in the top flight, San Antonio managed to reach the finals of the 2024 Apertura tournament, after advancing as runners-up in their group and defeating Bolívar in the quarter-finals and Independiente Petrolero in the semi-finals. In the final series, they beat Universitario de Vinto 3–2 on aggregate, thus qualifying for the championship final at the end of the season as well as the 2025 Copa Libertadores group stage.[7]

Current squad edit

As of 19 April 2024

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BOL Germán Araúz
3 DF   BOL Jenry Alaca
4 DF   BOL Jaime Arandía
5 MF   ARG Mateo Bustos
6 MF   BOL Rodrigo Borda
7 MF   BOL Jhon Mena
8 MF   BOL Michael Castellón
9 FW   BOL Alexander Bautista
10 FW   COL Carlos Preciado
11 MF   BOL Marco Rosales
12 GK   BOL Jhunior Vera
13 GK   BOL José Peñarrieta
14 DF   BOL Jefferson Virreira
15 FW   BOL Jimmy Isita
16 FW   ARG Felipe Pasadore
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   BOL Edwin Rivera
18 MF   BOL Ariel Jaldín
19 FW   BOL Marcelo de Lima
20 DF   BOL Gustavo Olguín
21 DF   PAR Pablo Meza
22 DF   BOL Pablo Velasco
24 MF   BOL Carlos Ribera
26 DF   BOL Alonso Sánchez
27 FW   BOL Yonatan Taborga
29 MF   BOL César Yucra
30 DF   BOL Josué Prieto
33 FW   BOL Kevin Mérida
34 FW   BOL Gustavo Mendoza
42 DF   BOL Leonardo Montenegro
99 FW   BRA Daniel Passira

Honours edit

Notable managers edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Leitão pide que no se desmerezca el trabajo de San Antonio de Bulo Bulo" [Leitão asks that the work of San Antonio de Bulo Bulo not be despised] (in Spanish). Erbol. 4 December 2023. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  2. ^ "San Antonio, patrono de la Llajta" [San Antonio, patron saint of the City] (in Spanish). Los Tiempos. 5 September 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  3. ^ "San Antonio se despide del sueño con dura goleada" [San Antonio bid farewell from the dream with a hard routing] (in Spanish). Los Tiempos. 14 November 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  4. ^ "GV San José y San Antonio de Bulo Bulo, finalistas de la Copa Simón Bolívar" [GV San José and San Antonio de Bulo Bulo, finalists of the Copa Simón Bolívar] (in Spanish). Erbol. 3 December 2023. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  5. ^ "GV San José es campeón de la Simón Bolívar y logra el ascenso a la División Profesional" [GV San José is the champion of the Simón Bolívar and achieve promotion to the División Profesional]. Unitel Bolivia (in Spanish). A Todo Deporte. 10 December 2023. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  6. ^ "San Antonio Bulo Bulo gana por penales y asciende a la División Profesional" [San Antonio Bulo Bulo win on penalties and promote to the División Profesional] (in Spanish). Premium Sports. 16 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  7. ^ "San Antonio ascendió en 2023, gritó campeón en 2024, y jugará la Libertadores en 2025" [San Antonio promoted in 2023, shouted champion in 2024, and will play the Libertadores in 2025] (in Spanish). El Deber. 5 May 2024. Retrieved 6 May 2024.
  8. ^ "Zamora deja San Antonio y barajan nombre del nuevo DT" [Zamora leaves San Antonio and they look for the name of a new manager] (in Spanish). Los Tiempos. 27 June 2023. Retrieved 5 December 2023.

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