Oriente Petrolero

Club Deportivo Oriente Petrolero (Spanish pronunciation: [kluβ depoɾˈtivo oˈɾjeŋte petɾoˈleɾo]) is a Bolivian football club based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Founded on November 5, 1955 by workers of the Bolivian oil company (YPFB). They play at the 38,000-capacity Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera. Oriente have been Bolivian champions five times, Copa Aerosur winners two times. They have also been successful in South America, by being the second Bolivian team to make the quarter-finals in Copa Libertadores.

Oriente Petrolero
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Full nameClub Deportivo Oriente Petrolero
Nickname(s)Albiverdes, Verdolagas, Abejitas Refineros.
FoundedNovember 5, 1955; 60 years ago
GroundEstadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
ChairmanRonald Raldes
ManagerPablo Sánchez
LeagueDivisión Profesional
2019 Clausura6th
WebsiteClub website

The club had their first major success in 1971, when they won the league championship. Oriente Petrolero won several cup competitions during the 1980s, but after that did not win another major title until 1989. The past decade has been the most successful period in Oriente's history, capped by winning La Liga titles in 2001, and 2010.

They have a longstanding rivalry with fellow Santa Cruz team Blooming.


While still in the Association of Santa Cruz was cut amateur club was formed on the basis of a neighborhood team called 'Oriente', composed solely of employees of YPFB of the Central District. Was 5 November 1955, became its first president Elmer Saucedo Parada.

This preparation phase lasted until the club became one of the main players in the championships of the ACF, ranking consistently among the top three.

This statement is found in the spreadsheet file of the Football Association, proving that in 1956 he enrolled with the name of Oriente Petrolero. Until 1959, could not relate to albiverde as the team because his jersey was yellow.

In 1957 he won the title of first ascent two years and won his first title in First of Honor. In 1960 he was second and won the next two years the bicampeonato. The 63 was runner-up and 64 returned to seize the title.

From this period of 8 years in the amateur is removed following synthesis: four championship titles and three runners-up.

Already in the professionalism Oriente Petrolero, has won national titles in the Bolivian league 1979, 1990, 2001.


In 2001 Oriente renovated player, and that was one of the most important year for the club because in the Torneo Apertura 2 Oriente end up in the second place but Oriente and Bolivar (1st). They drew the same point but Bolivar won on Difference goal. In the Clausura Oriente gained a berth to the Copa Libertadores by winning their third National Championship and the Copa Sudamericana after finishing second in the Apertura.

Copa Libertadores: Oriente could not qualify for the next round after at the bottom of the table, what surprised Oriente was that Oriente was winning by 2–0 vs Grêmio at the first half, then at the second half Jose Alfredo Castillo after made and the injury of the goalkeeper made the team to go down, the match ended 4–2.

Copa Sudamericana : Bolívar suffered to eliminate Oriente in the First Phase after winning the first leg 4–2 and suffer to winning the second leg 0–1.

In the La Liga Torneo Apertura Oriente finished third place, so Oriente missed a chance to qualify for Copa Sudamericana, in the Torneo Clausura Oriente finished second and in the aggregate table Oriente and The Strongest drawn the same point so they played two games. In the first leg Oriente won 1–0 and the second leg The strongest won 2–1. They played an extra game and Oriente won on Penalty, to secure a place in the Copa Libertadores.

In the Copa Libertadores 2003 Oriente made the worst participation after finishing at bottom with only 1 point.

In 2008 Oriente finished 4th in the Apertura 2008 and not gaining the Copa Sudamericana or Copa Libertadores, but they had two more championship to be played. In the Clausura Oriente couldn't advance to the next stage after finishing third and letting Aurora qualify.

In the Torneo Play-off Oriente at least qualified to the Loser's round in that round Oriente beat Aurora by 6–0, but in the final they loses against San Jose 4–2 on Aggregate.

In 2009 the Bolivian Professional Football League (LFPB) confirmed the club The Strongest as Clausura 2004 tournament champion, after five years of the challenge with which they took the title in tennis squad won tabby with Oriente. The League president, Mauricio Mendez said that legally the title belongs to the entity Aurinegra, which at that time had in its ranks the Argentine goalkeeper Marcelo Robledo, whose performance was observed by teams of Union Central and Oriente Petrolero Wilstermann and arguing that no documents had realized his Bolivia.

This was an issue not resolved, because the board of the club showed that La Paz Robledo goalkeeper had already won the Bolivian nationality before the High Court for Sports Discipline (TSDD), however, the title was given to another runner with Oriente Petrolero what the controversy broke loose.

The leadership of the tiger club called the decision as fair, because this year the La Paz team fought until the end for the title and the title was the reward for the effort of the players. In conclusion The Strongest was awarded the championship.

In 2009 Oriente was close to the title, but they couldn't win their last two away games against The Strongest and Bolivar. In the Clausura Oriente could advance to next stage, in the quarter-final Oriente surprisingly knocked out Bolivar (anyway, they qualified as the best loser). In the semi-final they lost against their classic rival Blooming. Oriente gained the third place in Clausura that gave Oriente a second participation in the Copa Sudamericana.

In the Torneo Playoff Oriente eliminated their rival Club Blooming Blooming (Qualified to best Loser's round), in the quarter-final Oriente eliminated San Jose. In the Semi-final Oriente was eliminated by Bolívar after drawing in two games. This year Oriente Petroler spent a lot of money in striker, but after two years Oriente qualified to an International Cup

Oriente began with Aerosur Cup, but were eliminated in the first stage. After being eliminated, they received an invitation from Peruvian Football Federation to participate in the Peru International Cup. 3 February they eliminated Deportivo Garcilaso 3–2 in the semi-final they'll beat Cienciano 3–0 on penalties after draw 0–0 and they won their first Peru International Cup.

Historical participation in the Copa Libertadores 1988Edit

In the Copa Libertadores 1988 Oriente was drawn in group 4 with: Bolívar (Bolivian rivals), Cerro Porteño, Olimpia Oriente finish 1st in the group.after beating local Olimpia of 1–0 and their wins in the Bolívar visitor status at the same Olympia again, both by 2–1. Later tied at home with Cerro Porteño. Finishing with 7 points followed by another Bolivian Bolivar with 6 points.

In the second phase, his rival was Colo-Colo of Chile. In the first leg played on September 8 in Santa Cruz, took advantage imposed Strongest 2–1. While in the return match played on 14 of the same month in Santiago de Chile, did not open the scoring and the match ended 0–0.

In the quarterfinals, his opponent was América de Cali in Colombia. In the first leg played on September 21 in Santa Cruz, the Bolivian team could not combined with Colombia and ended tied 1–1. Already in the second leg played on October 28 Cali, the American winning 2–0 thereby eliminating The Strongest.

With this historic participation, Oriente alongside Bolívar became the second team in Bolivia that have made it through third phases in a Copa Libertadores.


  • 'Official uniform': green shirt with white horizontal stripes, green shorts, white socks.
  • 'Alternative uniform': White shirts, white shorts, white socks


National honoursEdit

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

Best: Quarter-Finals in 1988
1988 – Quarter-Finals
2011 – First Stage
Best: Second Stage in 2010
2010 – Second Stage
1992 – First Round
1994 – First Round
2000 – Group stage


Current squadEdit

As of As of 23 September 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Romel Quiñónez
3   DF Suéliton
4   DF Marcelo Suarez
5   DF Mario Cuéllar
6   MF Carlos Áñez
7   MF Pablo Martín Ruiz
8   MF Norberto Palmieri
9   FW Nicolás Franco
10   MF Lucas Mugni
11   MF Juan Parada
12   MF Juan Ribera
13   GK José Peñarrieta
14   FW Mauricio Sperduti
15   MF Jhon García (on loan from Huachipato)
16   MF Sebastián Gamarra
17   MF Diego Velásquez
18   FW José Alfredo Castillo
No. Position Player
19   FW Ferddy Roca
20   DF Gustavo Olguín
21   DF Julio Pérez
22   GK David Moreno
23   MF Daniel Rojas
24   FW Alán Mercado
25   GK Leonardo Vaca
26   FW Rodrigo Saucedo
27   MF Kevin Salvatierra
28   MF Robin Canido
29   MF Pedro Tomicha
30   MF Brayan Calderón
31   MF Pedro Marcos
32   José Velasco
33   FW Carlos Solíz
37   FW Luis Saldías

Player of the yearEdit

Year Winner
  Miguel Abrigo
  José Alfredo Castillo
  José Alfredo Castillo
  Ronald Raldes
  Ronald Arana
  Martín Palavicini
  Marcelo Aguirre
  Sergio Galarza
  Limberg Gutiérrez
  Joselito Vaca
  Alejandro Schiapparelli
  Patrício Ortega


Club hierarchyEdit

Oriente Ltd.

Owner: Unknown

Oriente Petrolero plc

Chairman: Jose Ernesto Alvarez

Executive Board

Chief Executive: Álvaro Velasco
Finance and Operations Director :
Club Secretary : Richard Méndez Cossío
company secretary :


External linksEdit