The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Bolivia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Bolivian Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 21,273 Soccer Players, 31 of which were born in Bolivia. This makes Bolivia the birth place of the 69th most number of Soccer Players behind Venezuela, and North Korea.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Bolivian Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Bolivian Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Bolivian Soccer Players.

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1. Constantino Noya (b. )

With an HPI of 47.62, Constantino Noya is the most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages on wikipedia.

Constantino Jesús Noya was a Bolivian football midfielder.

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2. Casiano Chavarría (b. 1901)

With an HPI of 47.58, Casiano Chavarría is the 2nd most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Casiano José Chavarria (born 3 August 1901 — date of death unknown) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a defender. Chavarría is deceased.

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3. Víctor Ugarte (1926 - 1995)

With an HPI of 47.38, Víctor Ugarte is the 3rd most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Víctor Agustín Ugarte Oviedo (5 May 1926 – 20 March 1995) was a Bolivian footballer. He scored 16 goals in 45 caps for Bolivia, making him their third all-time top goalscorer behind Joaquín Botero and Marcelo Moreno. His national team career lasted from 1947 to 1963, and he played for the Bolivian team that won the 1963 Copa América, where he scored two goals in Bolivia's final match of the tournament against Brazil. Ugarte spent most of his career with Club Bolívar but he had a short spell with Argentine club San Lorenzo in 1958 where he was the first Bolivian to play in the Argentine Primera. He also played for Once Caldas in Colombia. Ugarte retired from football in 1966. In his last years he suffered from poverty and illness, which contributed to his death on March 20, 1995, aged 68. The Victor Agustín Ugarte stadium in Potosí is named in his honour.

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4. Mario Alborta (1910 - 1976)

With an HPI of 47.13, Mario Alborta is the 4th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Mario Mauricio Alborta Velasco (19 September 1910 – 1 January 1976, in Bolivia) was a Bolivian football forward.

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5. Jesús Bermúdez (1902 - 1945)

With an HPI of 46.74, Jesús Bermúdez is the 5th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Jesús Bermúdez Tórrez (24 January 1902 – 3 January 1945) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He was a member of the Bolivia national team in the 1926 South American Championship, the 1927 South American Championship, and the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He saved 45 goals in 8 games.

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6. Rafael Méndez (1904 - 1982)

With an HPI of 46.42, Rafael Méndez is the 6th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Rafael Méndez (1904 – 1982) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a forward.

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7. Julio César Baldivieso (b. 1971)

With an HPI of 46.34, Julio César Baldivieso is the 7th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 45 different languages.

Julio César Baldivieso Rico (born 2 December 1971) is a Bolivian football coach and former player who played as an attacking midfielder. Baldivieso was a midfielder who played for the Bolivia national team at the 1994 World Cup and several Copa Américas.

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8. Diógenes Lara (1903 - 1968)

With an HPI of 46.12, Diógenes Lara is the 8th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Diógenes Lara (6 April 1903 – 16 September 1968) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was also a lieutenant in the Bolivian army.

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9. Segundo Durandal (1912 - 1976)

With an HPI of 46.00, Segundo Durandal is the 9th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Segundo Durandal (17 March 1912 — 12 January 1976) was a Bolivian football defender.

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10. José Bustamante (b. 1907)

With an HPI of 45.24, José Bustamante is the 10th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

José Bustamante (born 1907, date of death unknown) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a forward for Club Litoral of La Paz. Bustamante is deceased.

People

Pantheon has 39 people classified as Bolivian soccer players born between 1898 and 1992. Of these 39, 20 (51.28%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Bolivian soccer players include Julio César Baldivieso, Marco Etcheverry, and Ramiro Blacut. The most famous deceased Bolivian soccer players include Constantino Noya, Casiano Chavarría, and Víctor Ugarte. As of April 2024, 8 new Bolivian soccer players have been added to Pantheon including José Bustamante, Jorge Valderrama, and Juan Argote.

Living Bolivian Soccer Players

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Overlapping Lives

Which Soccer Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 12 most globally memorable Soccer Players since 1700.