Club Real Potosí
Club Real Potosí is a Bolivian football club based in Potosí. Founded on 20 October 1941, it currently plays in the Bolivian Primera División, holding home games at Estadio Víctor Agustín Ugarte, with a 32,000-seat capacity.
|Full name||Club Real Potosí|
|Nickname(s)||León Imperial, El Equipo Lila, El Fenómeno|
|Ground||Estadio Víctor Agustín Ugarte|
The Real Potosi was founded on April 1, 1986, as Fútbol Academy of Real Potosi. Subsequently merged with Banco Minero former club (Bamin) of Bolivia, which was founded in October 20, 1941, and took the name Bamin Real Potosi.
Since 1998 dispute First Division – Professional Era. In 2007, became champion of the Apertura tournament. The following year he won the Copa Aerosur del Sur and Torneo "Play Off".
Real Potosí gained popularity by being announced as one of the opponents of Flamengo and Paraná Clube in 2007 Copa Libertadores, by forcing teams to play in the city of Potosi, at 4,000 meters (13,200 feet) above the sea level.
The following year Cruzeiro and Boca Juniors played against Real Potosi in Copa Libertadores, and in the 2009 Libertadores Palmeiras eliminated the Bolivia team still in the first phase, with two victories.
Located 3,960 meters above sea level, the stadium is the highest in the world. It has raised numerous controversies in footballing circles, as its significant altitude affects the absorption of oxygen in the human body, offering considerable advantage to the home team who are more accustomed to such conditions.
- Winners (1): 2007-A
- Runner-up (4): 2004-C, 2006-A, 2006-C, 2011-A
- Torneo de Play-Off: 2
- Winners (2): 2008, 2009
- Winners (1):1997
Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit
- Copa Libertadores: 6 appearances
- 2002 – First Round
- 2007 – First Round
- 2008 – First Round
- 2009 – Preliminary Round
- 2010 – Preliminary Round
- 2012 – Preliminary Round
- Copa Sudamericana: 4 appearances
- 2007 – First Round
- 2013 – First Round
- 2015 – First Round
- 2016 – Second Round
- Vanauskas, Laura (1999). An Encyclopedia of Football in Bolivia – 1914 to 1998. The Clubs – Club Real Potosí, details and references to formation. Heart Books – Belgium. p. 192.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-01-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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