José Milton Melgar
|Full name||José Milton Melgar Soruco|
|Date of birth||September 20, 1959|
|Place of birth||Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
|1996||Real Santa Cruz||22||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In 2006, he was appointed by the Bolivian Government under President Evo Morales as Minister of Sports, but he resigned a year later. He currently runs his own youth football academy in his hometown.
In addition, during his career, he also had 53 Copa Libertadores appearances with 2 goals scored.
Melgar was capped 89 times and scored 6 international goals for Bolivia between 1980 and 1997. His tally of 89 caps was a national record until January 31, 2002, when it was broken by Marco Sandy who obtained his 90th cap in a friendly match against Brazil. Melgar played all three matches at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and his club at that time was The Strongest.
|1.||31 August 1983||Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia||Colombia||2–1||2–2||Copa América|
|2.||20 August 1989||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Peru||1–1||2–1||World Cup Qualifier|
|3.||8 August 1993||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Uruguay||3–0||3–1||World Cup Qualifier|
|4.||22 August 1993||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Venezuela||2–0||7–0||World Cup Qualifier|
|5.||22 August 1993||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Venezuela||7–0||7–0||World Cup Qualifier|
|6.||14 May 1995||Estadio Félix Capriles, Cochabamba, Bolivia||Paraguay||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
Following his retirement, Melgar pursued a managerial career. In 2000, he made his official debut as manager with Oriente Petrolero. Later in the year he also managed Blooming. In October 2002 he assumed his duties as the U-17 and U-20 national teams, but his stint was unsuccessful.
|1984||Blooming||Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano|
|1990||Oriente Petrolero||Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano|
|1993||The Strongest||Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano|
- José Milton Melgar at National-Football-Teams.com