Club Real Potosí

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Real Potosí
Full name Club Bamin Real Potosí
Nickname(s) León Imperial, El Equipo Lila
Founded 1942
Ground Victor Agustín Ugarte
Potosí, Bolivia
Ground Capacity 32,000
Chairman Marco Ortega
Manager José Alberto Rossi
League Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Apertura 2015 12º

Club Bamin Real Potosí is a Bolivian football club based in Potosí. Founded on 20 October 1941,[1] it currently plays in Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano, holding home games at Estadio Victor Agustín Ugarte, with a 32,000-seat capacity.


The Real Potosi was founded on April 1, 1986, as Fútbol Academy of Real Potosi. Subsequently merged with Banco Minero former club (Bamin) of Bolivia, which was founded in October 20, 1941, and took the name Bamin Real Potosi.

Since 1998 dispute First Division – Professional Era. In 2007, became champion of the Apertura tournament. The following year he won the Copa Aerosur del Sur and Torneo "Play Off".

Real Potosí gained popularity by being announced as one of the opponents of Flamengo and Paraná Clube in 2007 Copa Libertadores, by forcing teams to play in the city of Potosi, at 4,000 meters (13,200 feet) above the sea level.

The following year Cruzeiro and Boca Juniors played against Real Potosi in Copa Libertadores, and in the 2009 Libertadores Palmeiras eliminated the Bolivia team still in the first phase, with two victories.[2]


The Estadio Agustín Víctor Ugarte, also known as Mario Mercado Vaca Guzman Stadium, is a Bolivian football stadium located in Potosí. It is the home of Real Potosi and seats 35,000 fans.

Located 3,960 meters above sea level, the stadium is the highest in the world. It has raised numerous controversies in footballing circles, as its significant altitude affects the absorption of oxygen in the human body, offering considerable advantage to the home team who are more accustomed to such conditions.

Current squad (2015)

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

No. Position Player
1 Paraguay GK Henry Lapczyk
2 Bolivia DF Pablo Zeballos
3 Bolivia DF Jorge Toco
4 Bolivia DF Martin Pavez
5 Bolivia DF Pablo Pedraza
6 Bolivia MF Erwin Sanchez Junior
7 Argentina FW Cristian Pullido
8 Bolivia MF Luis Garnica
9 Bolivia FW Denis Pinto
10 Bolivia MF Miguel Loayza
11 Bolivia DF Dustin Maldonado
12 Bolivia GK Yadin Salazar
13 Bolivia DF Ronald Rivero
14 Bolivia DF Jose Padilla
No. Position Player
15 Bolivia GK Éder Jordan
16 Bolivia MF Diego Terrazas
17 Bolivia FW Gilbert Álvarez
18 Bolivia MF Jon Acchura
19 Bolivia MF Nicolas Tudor
20 Bolivia FW Leonardo Piris
21 Bolivia MF Osbaldo Nova
22 Argentina DF Alberto Alarcón
23 Bolivia MF José Barba
24 Bolivia FW Carlos Hidalgo
25 Argentina MF Federico Flores
26 Bolivia DF Rodrigo Avila Soliz
27 Bolivia MF Olvis Justiniano



Winners (1): 2007-A
Runner-up (4): 2004-C, 2006-A, 2006-C, 2011-A
  • Torneo de Play-Off: 2
Winners (2): 2008, 2009
Winners (1):1997

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

2002 – First Round
2007 – First Round
2008 – First Round
2009 – Preliminary Round
2010 – Preliminary Round
2012 – Preliminary Round
2007 – First Round
2015 – First Round



  1. Vanauskas, Laura (1999). An Encyclopedia of Football in Bolivia – 1914 to 1998. The Clubs – Club Real Potosí, details and references to formation. Heart Books – Belgium. p. 192.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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