|Full name||Joaquín Botero Vaca|
|Date of birth||December 10, 1977|
|Place of birth||La Paz, Bolivia|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2006||San Lorenzo de Almagro||2||(0)|
|2010||→ Al Arabi (loan)||4||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 15, 2014|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 28, 2010
After scoring 133 goals for Bolívar and becoming the club's 2nd highest goalscorer of all time, he left the club to play abroad.
Botero's first foreign club was the Mexican side Pumas. In his first season with Pumas, the 2003 Apertura, he scored 3 goals in 17 games. After scoring another 3 in 9 games in the 2004 Clausura, Botero broke out in the 2004 Apertura, registering 11 goals in 19 games.
In 2006, he joined San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Primera División de Argentina and in 2007 he played for Deportivo Táchira of Venezuela. After an unsuccessful stint in both clubs, Botero returned to Bolívar as a free agent in 2008.
He joined Correcaminos UAT for the Clausura 2009 season, marking his return to Mexico.
In January 2010, he was loaned out to Al Arabi Kuwait for $170,000 .
On 14 January 2011, Botero made official a move to club San José, thus returning to play in his country.
Since 1999, Botero was a regular player for the Bolivia national team including participations in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, Copa América 2001 and Copa América 2004. On April 1, 2009 Botero scored a hat-trick for Bolivia in a historic 6–1 victory over Argentina in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier game, Argentina's first loss under new manager, Maradona. On May 15, 2009, he surprisingly announced the end of his era with the national team, putting as an excuse that motivation was not there any more. In his ten years playing for Bolivia, Botero earned a total of 48 caps and scored 20 goals, becoming the highest scorer in the national team's history. He represented his country in 30 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, scoring 16 goals.
|1.||5 March 2000||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Haiti||5-1||9–2||Friendly|
|4.||25 April 2001||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Argentina||3–1||3–3||2002 World Cup qualification|
|5.||3 June 2001||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Venezuela||2-0||5–0||2002 World Cup qualification|
|7.||10 September 2003||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Colombia||2-0||4–0||2006 World Cup qualification|
|10.||18 November 2003||Estadio José Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Venezuela||0-1||2–1||2006 World Cup qualification|
|11.||6 July 2004||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru||Peru||0-1||2–2||2004 Copa América|
|12.||9 October 2004||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Peru||1–0||1–0||2006 World Cup qualification|
|13.||18 June 2008||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Paraguay||1-0||4–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
|15.||6 September 2008||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Ecuador||1-1||3–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
|16.||11 October 2008||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Peru||1-0||3–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|18.||1 April 2009||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Argentina||2-1||6–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
- Primera División de México: 2004 (C), 2004 (A)
- rsssf: World league topscorers
- Bolívar all time topscorers
- Fifa.com:Argentina hit for six in Bolivia
- No hay vuelta atrás Archived 2009-05-20 at the Wayback Machine eldeber.com.bo
- Bolivia - Record International Players Archived 2009-06-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Joaquín Botero – FIFA competition record