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Famous Soccer Players from Bolivia

Updated June 14, 2019 34.8k views162 items

List of the best soccer players from Bolivia. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Bolivia, along with photos when available. This list of best Bolivian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Bolivian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Everything from Milton Erick Melgar to Limberg Gutiérrez is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Bolivian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Bolivian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Bolivia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Bolivian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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  • 1

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Álvaro Guillermo Peña (born February 11, 1965 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a former football striker from Bolivia....  more
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    Carlos Fernando Borja

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCochabamba, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Carlos Fernando Borja Bolívar (born December 25, 1956 in Cochabamba) is a retired Bolivian football midfielder....  more
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    Carlos Trucco

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceCórdoba, Argentina

    NationalityBolivia, Argentina

    Carlos Leonel Trucco Medina (born August 8, 1957 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a Bolivian former football goalkeeper who played 51 games for the Bolivia national team between 1989 and 1997.Despite being...  more
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    Erwin Sánchez

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Erwin Sánchez Freking (born 19 October 1969) is a Bolivian former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder with scoring range, and is the manager of Club Blooming. Dubbed Platini, most of his...  more
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    Gualberto Mojica

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Gualberto Mojica Olmos (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwalˈβeɾto moˈxika], born 7 October 1984) is a Bolivian footballer that currently plays for Oriente Petrolero as an attacking midfielder....  more
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    BirthplaceSanta Fe, Argentina

    NationalityBolivia,Argentina

    Gustavo Domingo Quinteros Desabato (born February 15, 1965 in Santa Fe, Argentina) is an Argentine-Bolivian football defender and a football manager....  more
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    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Jaime Moreno Morales (born 19 January 1974 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a former Bolivian footballer now serving as Youth Academy Technical Training Coach for D.C. United in Major League Soccer,...  more
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    Joaquín Botero

    Forward

    BirthplaceLa Paz, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Joaquín Botero Vaca (born December 10, 1977 in La Paz) is a retired Bolivian football striker. He is the all-time record Bolivia national team's goalscorer and was the top goalscorer in world...  more
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    Joselito Vaca

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    José "Joselito" Vaca Velasco (born August 12, 1982 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian footballer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Blooming in the Liga de Fútbol Profesional...  more
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    José Milton Melgar

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    José Milton Melgar Soruco (born September 20, 1959 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a retired Bolivian football midfielder. In 2006, he was appointed by the Bolivian Government under President Evo...  more
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    Juan Carlos Arce

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Juan Carlos Arce Justiniano (born 10 April 1985 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian professional footballer who plays for Bolívar....  more
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    Juan Manuel Peña

    Defender

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Juan Manuel Peña Montaño (born 17 January 1973) is a Bolivian retired footballer who played as a central defender. The vast majority of his professional career was spent in Spain, where he played a...  more
  • 13

    Luis Cristaldo

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceFormosa, Argentina

    NationalityBolivia,Argentina

    Luis Héctor Cristaldo Ruiz Díaz (born August 31, 1969 in Formosa, Argentina) is a retired Argentine-Bolivian football midfielder. He is Bolivia's national team record cap holder alongside Marco Sandy....  more
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    William Ramallo

    Forward

    BirthplaceCochabamba, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Wílliam Luis Ramallo Fernández (born July 4, 1963) is a retired football striker who was nicknamed El Pescador del Área, or El Fantasma. He is currently the assistant coach for the Bolivia national...  more
  • 15

    Marcelo Martins Moreno

    Forward

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia, Brazil

    Marcelo Martins Moreno (born 18 June 1987 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia), known as Marcelo Martins, is a Bolivian professional footballer who plays as a striker for China League One club...  more
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    Marco Etcheverry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Marco Antonio Etcheverry Vargas (born 26 September 1970) is a retired Bolivian footballer who played as a forward. A creative playmaker, he is considered one of the greatest Bolivian players of all...  more

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    Marco Sandy

    Defender

    BirthplaceCochabamba, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Marco Antonio Sandy Sansusty (born August 29, 1971 in Cochabamba) is a former Bolivian football defender....  more
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    Mario Pinedo

    Midfielder

    NationalityBolivia

    Mario Daniel Pinedo Chore (born April 9, 1964 in La Paz) is a retired Bolivian footballer who played as a midfielder for the Bolivia national football team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup....  more
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    Mauricio Ramos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Juan Mauricio Ramos Méndez (born 23 September 1969 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a retired Bolivian football midfielder. He played 35 international matches and scored 1 goal for the Bolivia national...  more
  • 20

    Mauricio Soria

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Mauricio Ronald Soria Portillo (born June 1, 1966 in Cochabamba) is a Bolivian football coach and former goalkeeper of the Bolivia national football team. At club level he played for Wilstermann,...  more
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    Miguel Rimba

    Defender

    BirthplaceRiberalta, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Miguel Ángel Rimba Alvis (born November 1, 1967 in Riberalta) is a former Bolivian football defender. He played 80 international matches for the Bolivia national team....  more
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    Modesto Soruco

    Defender

    BirthplaceSan Ignacio de Velasco, José Miguel de Velasco Province, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Modesto Soruco Saucedo (born February 12, 1966 in San Ignacio de Velasco, Santa Cruz) is a retired Bolivian football defender who played for the Bolivia national team in Copa América 1991 and Copa...  more
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    Pedro Power

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCochabamba, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Pedro Humberto Power (born April 27, 1982 in Cochabamba, Bolivia) is a former professional soccer player, and now an NBA / FIBA Basketball Agent....  more
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    Ramiro Castillo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceNor Yungas Province, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Ramiro Castillo Salinas (March 27, 1966 – October 18, 1997) was a football midfielder who was capped 52 times and scored 5 international goals for Bolivia between 1989 and 1997. He made one...  more
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    Roland Vargas-Aguilera

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    NationalityBolivia

    Roland "Pato" Vargas-Aguilera (born December 7, 1979 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for Phuket F.C. in the Thai Premier League....  more