Club Bolívar

Club Bolívar is a football club from Bolivia, founded in La Paz on 12 April 1925. It is the most successful team in Bolivia. It is the only team in Bolivia that has reached the Copa Libertadores semi-finals and Copa Sudamericana finals in 2004, and it is the team with the most fans in Bolivia.[1] Their home stadium is Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar (5,000), but they usually play at Estadio Hernando Siles (42,000) due to its greater capacity.

Bolívar
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Full nameClub Bolívar
Nickname(s)La Academia (The Academy)
El Rey de Copas (The King of Cups)
"El Mas Grande" (The Biggest)
FoundedApril 12, 1925; 95 years ago
GroundEstadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
Capacity42,000
ChairmanGuido Loayza (Leadership)
Marcelo Claure (Baisa S.R.L.)
ManagerClaudio Vivas
LeagueDivisión Profesional
2019 Clausura3rd
WebsiteClub website

Club Bolivar is the current (2017) champion of the Bolivian League. With this, Bolivar accumulates 27 championships in the Bolivian professional soccer league. No Bolivian team has ever came even close to this success. Club Bolivar is the most successful team in Bolivia.

Among the best players in Bolivar's history are Marco "El Diablo" Etcheverry; Erwin "Platini" Sanchez; Julio Baldivieso; Mario Rojas; Carlos Borja; Vladimir Soria; Carlos Angel Lopez, Ramiro Blacut, Víctor Ugarte, Carlos Aragones, Ramiro Castillo, Juan Miguel "Juanmi" Callejon, Walter Flores, Juan Carlos Arce and many more.

KitEdit

ColorsEdit

Bolivar's traditional home colors are light blue, traditional away colors are dark blue or white.

Kit Manufacturers
Year Manufacturer
1978-1982 Adidas
1983-1989 Penalty
1990 Topper
1991-1994 El Palacio de las Gorras
1994-1997 Penalty
1998 Nike
1999 Gav Sport
2000-2002 Puma
2003-2006 Adidas
2006-2009 Umbro
2010-2011 Marca Propia
2011-2013 Admiral Sportswear
2014-2016 Marathon Sports
2016- Joma[2]
Shirt Sponsors
Year Sponsor
1982 Iberia
1983 Tasca
1984-87 Banco de la Paz
1988 Paceña
1989 Parillada Caminito
1990 Duralit
1991-92 Banco de La Paz
1993 Pacena
1994-95 Entel
1996 Ultima Hora
1997 Caterpillar
1998-2000 Taquiña
2001-07 Coca-Cola
2008-09 Entel
2010-14 Samsung
2015-16 Huawei
2017-19 Samsung


RivalryEdit

Bolivar's classic rival is The Strongest. Both teams are from La Paz.

  • Total matches: 262
  • Bolivar wins: 113
  • Ties: 86
  • The Strongest wins: 63

AchievementsEdit

National HonoursEdit

1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004-A, 2005-AD, 2006-C, 2009-A, 2011-AD, 2013-C, 2014-A, 2015-C, 2017-A, 2017-C, 2019-A
1950, 1953, 1956, 1966, 1968, 1976
  • Liga de Fútbol Amateur Boliviano: 6
1932, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942
2009, 2010
1979, 1989, 1990, 2001
Runner-up (3): 1980, 1992, 1999

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

Best: Semi-finals in 1986 and 2014
Best: Final in 2004.

Current squadEdit

As of 7 October 2020

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 Javier Rojas
2 DF   SLV Roberto Domínguez
3 DF   BOL Adrian Jusino
4 DF   BOL Jairo Quinteros (on loan from Inter Miami)
5 DF   BOL Luis Gutiérrez
6 MF   BOL Cristhian Machado
7 FW   BOL Victor Abrego
8 DF   BOL Diego Bejarano
9 FW   ARG Marcos Riquelme
10 FW   BOL Vladimir Castellón
11 DF   BOL Enrique Flores
12 MF   ARG Juan Cataldi (on loan from Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP))
13 GK   BOL Guillermo Vizcarra
14 DF   BOL Joel Fernández
16 MF   PAR Fidencio Oviedo
17 FW   BOL Juan Carlos Arce (captain)
18 FW   ESP Álvaro Rey
19 DF   BOL Oscar Ribera
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   BOL Luis Haquín
21 DF   BOL Roberto Fernández
22 MF   BOL Pedro Azogue
23 FW   BOL Leonardo Vaca
24 MF   BOL Hernán Rodríguez
25 GK   BOL Widen Rojas
26 MF   BOL Erwin Saavedra
27 MF   BOL Imanol Cárdenas
28 MF   BOL Erick Cano
29 MF   BOL Mateo Flores
30 DF   BOL Roberto Flores
32 MF   BOL Paolo Alcocer
33 FW   ANG Anderson Emanuel
MF   ESP Álex Granell

2020 Summer transfersEdit

InEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
12 MF   ARG Juan Cataldi (on loan from Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP))
18 FW   ESP Álvaro Rey
No. Pos. Nation Player
33 FW   ANG Anderson Emanuel

OutEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   BOL Saidt Mustafá (to Club Guraira)
DF   PAR Teodoro Paredes (loan return to Newell's Old Boys)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ARG Emiliano Vecchio (to Rosario Central)
FW   ARG Jorge Pereyra Díaz (to Free Agent)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ARG Matías Dituro (at Universidad Católica)
DF   BOL Juan Carlos Zampiery (at Sport Boys)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   BOL Luis Alí (to Free Agent)
FW   ESP Iker Hernández (at Club San José)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Claudio Vivas
Assistant First Team Coach TBA
Goalkeeper Coach TBA
First Team Fitness Coach   Rolando Crespo
Assistant First Team Fitness Coach   Lucas Ferreyra
Head Opposition Scout TBA
Senior Opposition Scout TBA
Medical Director   Guillermo Aponte
Reserve Team Manager   Oscar Villegas
Youth Team Manager TBA

Notable playersEdit

See also Category:Club Bolívar players.

ManagersEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vanauskas, Laura (1999). An Encyclopedia of Football in Bolivia – 1914 to 1998. The Clubs –Bolivar, details and references to formation. Heart Books – Belgium. p. 192.
  2. ^ "JOMA Sponsors| Club Bolívar". www.joma-sport.com.