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Bolivia flagBolivian National Anthem
National Coach: Xabier Azkargorta
National Stadium: Estadio Hernando Siles
FA founded: 1925 ( FA Website )
Joined FIFA: 1926
FIFA Code: BOL
Nickname: La Verde
Local Name: Bolivia
Capital: La Paz
Population: 9,119,152
Area: 1,098,581 km2
Tel: +591 / Internet: .bo
Currency: Boliviano (BOB) - Rates
Domestic Season: Apertura: August - December; Clausura: January - May
Local Time and WeatherLatest Bolivian Football News
List of Bolivian League and Cup Winners

Bolivian Football League System
An overview of the football league system in Bolivia with a list of the clubs and stadia in each division. Click on the + symbols to reveal the manager/coach, chairman/president, nickname, year of foundation and a link to the website for each Bolivian football club.

Level: 1 Primera Division view 12 Teams
Level: 2 Liga Nacional B view 15 Teams
Primera Division
Aurora Estadio Felix Capriles (32,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Victor Hugo Antelo
Chairman / President: Oscar Maldonado
Founded in: 1935 (Nickname: El equipo del pueblo)
View Aurora homepage
Blooming Santa Cruz Estadio Ramon Tahuichi Aguilera (38,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Victor Hugo Andrada
Chairman / President: Roberto Fernandez
Founded in: 1946 (Nickname: La Academia Crucena)
View Blooming Santa Cruz homepage
Bolivar Estadio Libertador Simon Bolivar (25,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Miguel Angel Portugal
Chairman / President: Guido Loayza & Marcelo Claure
Founded in: 1925 (Nickname: Academia / Celestes)
View Bolivar homepage
Club Real Potosi Estadio Victor Agustin Ugarte (32,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Julio Cesar Baldivieso
Chairman / President: Eduardo Salamanca
Founded in: 1941 (Nickname: Leon Imperial)
View Club Real Potosi homepage
Guabira Estadio Gilberto Parada (18,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Claudio Marrupe
Chairman / President: Gerardo Rosado
Founded in: 1962 (Nickname: Los Diablos del Norte)
View Guabira homepage
Jorge Wilstermann Estadio Felix Capriles (32,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Nestor Clausen
Chairman / President: Angel Campero
Founded in: 1949 (Nickname: El Equipo Aviador)
View Jorge Wilstermann homepage
Nacional Potosi Estadio Victor Agustin Ugarte (32,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Carlos Fabian Leeb
Chairman / President: Emilio Alave
Founded in: 1942 (Nickname: Pata lados)
View Nacional Potosi homepage
Oriente Petrolero Estadio Ramon Tahuichi Aguilera (38,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Roberto Pompei
Chairman / President: Miguel Angel Antelo
Founded in: 1955 (Nickname: Verdolagas)
View Oriente Petrolero homepage
San Jose Estadio Jesus Bermudez (33,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Marco Ferrufino
Chairman / President: Walter Mamani
Founded in: 1942 (Nickname: Los Santos)
View San Jose homepage
Sport Boys Warnes Estadio Samuel Vaca Jimenez (10,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Edgardo Malvestiti
Chairman / President: Roberto Cronenbold
Founded in: 1954 (Nickname: Los Toros)
View Sport Boys Warnes homepage
The Strongest Estadio Rafael Mendoza (15,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Kurt Reintsch
Chairman / President: Sergio Asbun
Founded in: 1908 (Nickname: Tigre)
View The Strongest homepage
Universitario De Sucre Estadio Olimpico Patria (32,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Javier Vega
Chairman / President: Walter Arizaga
Founded in: 1962 (Nickname: El equipo Estudiantil)
View Universitario De Sucre homepage

Liga Nacional B
Academia Del Balompie Boliviano (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Academia Del Balompie Boliviano homepage
Destroyers (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Destroyers homepage
Enrique Happ (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Enrique Happ homepage
Flamengo De Sucre (0) [-]
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Founded in: 1966 (Nickname: )
View Flamengo De Sucre homepage
Garcia Agreda (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Garcia Agreda homepage
Juventud Valerosa Mariscal (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Juventud Valerosa Mariscal homepage
La Paz Estadio Hernando Siles (45,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Felix Berdeja
Chairman / President: Mauricio Gonzalez
Founded in: 1989 (Nickname: )
View La Paz homepage
Oruro Royal (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Oruro Royal homepage
Petrolero (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Mario Rolando Ortega
Chairman / President: Federico Ibarra Olarte
Founded in: 2000 (Nickname: Petrolero de Yacuiba)
View Petrolero homepage
Real Charcas Petrolero (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Real Charcas Petrolero homepage
Real Mamore Estadio Gran Mamore (12,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Jorge Zambrano
Chairman / President: Alfonso Gorayeb
Founded in: 2006 (Nickname: Turbion Beniano)
View Real Mamore homepage
Stormers San Lorenzo (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Stormers San Lorenzo homepage
Universidad De Santa Cruz (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Universidad De Santa Cruz homepage
Universitario Del Beni (0) [-]
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View Universitario Del Beni homepage
Vaca Diez (0) [-]
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Founded in: 0 (Nickname: )
View Vaca Diez homepage

Pyramid Structure

A twelve team top level, with relegation to a thirteen team national second level that was newly formed for the 2011-2012 season. Below the new national second level are the regional championships, which were previously directly below the top division.

Regional Championships

DEPARTMENT
La Paz
Santa Cruz
Oruro
Beni
Cochabamba
Tarija
Sucre (Chiquisaca)
Cobija (Pando)
Potosí

Roll of Honour

YEAR APERTURA CLAUSURA
2013-14
2012-13
2011-12
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
tbc
The Strongest
The Strongest
Bolivar
Jorge Wilstermann
Bolívar
Universitario
Real Potosí
Bolívar
Bolívar
Bolívar
The Strongest
tbc
Bolívar
The Strongest
Not played due to change in calendar
Oriente Petrolero
Blooming
Aurora
San José
Jorge Wilstermann
Blooming
Oriente Petrolero
The Strongest
YEAR LEAGUE
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
Bolivar
Oriente Petrolero
Jorge Wilstermann
Blooming
Blooming
Bolívar
Bolívar
San José
Bolívar
The Strongest
Bolívar
Bolívar
Oriente Petrolero
The Strongest
Bolívar
Bolívar
The Strongest
Bolívar
Blooming
Bolívar
Bolívar
Jorge Wilstermann
Jorge Wilstermann
Oriente Petrolero
Bolívar
The Strongest
Bolívar
Guabirá
The Strongest
Jorge Wilstermann
Jorge Wilstermann
Oriente Petrolero
CD Chaco Petrolero
CD Universitario
Bolívar
Jorge Wilstermann
Bolívar
Deportivo Municipal
The Strongest
Aurora
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Deportivo Municipal
Jorge Wilstermann
Jorge Wilstermann
Jorge Wilstermann

The first regional championship in Bolivia was played in 1914 in La Paz and was won by The Strongest. In 1915 there was a one-off, unofficial, national championship played between regional representative teams and won by La Paz. An official national championship began in 1926 between representative regional teams, and continued irregularly until 1959. The first professional league began in La Paz in 1950 and was gradually extended to include other regions in 1954, 1957 and finally in 1958 when it became the first national club championship. The organisation of Bolivian football was slightly restructured into its present form with an Apertuta and Clausura championship in 1977. Up to 2002 there were play-offs between the top teams from each championship to determine the overall champions, but these play-offs stopped in 2003, leaving two champions from each season. In 2011 there was a transitional single-championship season as they changed the calendar to a European style August-June schedule.

There are 9 provinces or departments in Bolivia and each operates it’s own league below the national championship. The top two from each of these play off in the ‘Copa Simón Bolívar’ (3 groups of 6, then 1/4 finals, etc) for one automatic promotion spot. The runners-up then play off against the second bottom team from the national league for a second promotion place.


Other links

Bolivian Football

Newspapers: La Razón | El Deber | El Diario

Books: An Encyclopaedia of Football in Bolivia 1914-1998, Laura Vanauskas, HEART BOOKS.


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