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SOCCER PLAYERS from Bolivia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Bolivian Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,880 Soccer Players, 32 of which were born in Bolivia. This makes Bolivia the birth place of the 69th most number of Soccer Players behind New Zealand 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. Ulises Saucedo (1896 - 1963)

With an HPI of 48.72, Ulises Saucedo is the most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages on wikipedia.

Ulises Saucedo (March 3, 1896 – November 21, 1963) was a Bolivian football coach and referee. He coached the Bolivia national team during the first FIFA World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, and also acted as a referee during the tournament.Of all the refereeing appointments the two that attracted most attention was that of Gilberto de Almeida Rêgo in the match between Argentina and France, in which the Brazilian referee blew up six minutes early, and Saucedo's in the Argentina and Mexico encounter, which Argentina won 6–3. During the game Saucedo awarded three penalties. His involvement as coach was less notable, Bolivia losing both matches 4–0 to Yugoslavia and Brazil, the second of which saw both sides wearing exactly the same strip, only for Bolivia to change during a first-half stoppage.

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2. Casiano Chavarría (1901 - )

With an HPI of 47.73, 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.

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3. Rafael Méndez (1904 - 1982)

With an HPI of 47.20, Rafael Méndez is the 3rd 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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4. Jesús Bermúdez (1902 - 1945)

With an HPI of 46.76, Jesús Bermúdez is the 4th 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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5. Miguel Murillo (1898 - )

With an HPI of 45.29, Miguel Murillo is the 5th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Miguel Murillo (1898–1968) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Bolivia in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Club Bolívar.

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6. Segundo Durandal (1912 - 1976)

With an HPI of 44.97, Segundo Durandal is the 6th 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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7. Renato Sáinz (1899 - 1982)

With an HPI of 44.51, Renato Sáinz is the 7th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Renato Sáinz (14 December 1899 – 28 December 1982) was a Bolivian footballer who played as a midfielder. During his career he played for The Strongest and made one appearance for the Bolivia national team at the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

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8. Julio César Baldivieso (1971 - )

With an HPI of 44.17, Julio César Baldivieso is the 8th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 44 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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9. Víctor Ugarte (1926 - 1995)

With an HPI of 44.07, Víctor Ugarte is the 9th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Víctor Agustín Ugarte Oviedo (May 5, 1926 – March 20, 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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10. Diógenes Lara (1903 - 1968)

With an HPI of 43.53, Diógenes Lara is the 10th most famous Bolivian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 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.

Pantheon has 32 people classified as soccer players born between 1896 and 1992. Of these 32, 17 (53.13%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Julio César Baldivieso, Ramiro Blacut, and Marcelo Martins Moreno. The most famous deceased soccer players include Ulises Saucedo, Casiano Chavarría, and Rafael Méndez. As of April 2022, 3 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Ulises Saucedo, Ramiro Blacut, and Eduardo Reyes Ortiz.

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