FANDOM


Nickname(s) La Verde or Los Altiplanicos (The Green or the Highlanders)[1]
Association Bolivian Football Federation (FBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Vacant
Captain Carlos Lampe
Most caps Ronald Raldes (93)

Luis Cristaldo (93)
Marco Sandy (93)[2]

Top scorer Joaquín Botero (20)[3]
Home stadium Estadio Hernando Siles
FIFA code BOL
First colours Second colours Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 95  15 (24 November 2016)
Highest 18 (July 1997)
Lowest 115 (October 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 55  (19 December 2016)
Highest 22 (June 1997[4])
Lowest 86 (July 1989[5])
First international
Chile 1–1 Bolivia 

(Santiago, Chile; October 12, 1926)

Biggest win
 Bolivia 7–0 Venezuela 

(La Paz, Bolivia; August 22, 1993)
 Bolivia 9–2 Haiti 
(La Paz, Bolivia; March 3, 2000)

Biggest defeat
Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia 

(Lima, Peru; November 6, 1927)
 Brazil 10–1 Bolivia 
(São Paulo, Brazil; April 10, 1949)

World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1930)
Best result Group stage, 1930, 1950 and 1994
Copa América
Appearances 26 (first in 1926)
Best result Champions, 1963
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1999)
Best result Group stage, 1999
Website www.fbf.com.bo/web/

The Bolivia national football team (Selección de fútbol de Bolivia), also known as La Verde or Los Altiplanicos, has represented Bolivia in international football since 1926. Organized by the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF)[A] it is one of the 10 members of FIFA's South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

After playing in the 1930 and 1950 World Cups, they qualified just once—in 1994. There, playing champions Germany in the tournament's opening game in Chicago, Bolivia lost 1–0 as Marco Etcheverry, considered the nation's best player of the 1990s, got sent off just three minutes after coming on as a substitute. They have never advanced past the first round of any World Cup, and have only scored one goal, in 1994. However, they did win the Copa América at home in 1963, and finished as runners-up in their following tournament as hosts in 1997. In the Copa América 2015 in Chile, after defeating Ecuador 3–2, they advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1997. This also ended a non-winning streak in the Copa América, with their last win being on June 28, 1997, when they defeated Mexico 1–0 in the semi-finals.[6]

Contents Edit

[hide] 

  • 1History
    • 1.1Kit history
  • 2Stadium
  • 3Competitive Record
    • 3.1FIFA World Cup Record
    • 3.2FIFA Confederations Cup Record
    • 3.3Copa América Record
    • 3.4Pan American Games record
  • 4Records
    • 4.1Most capped players
    • 4.2Top goalscorers
    • 4.32018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Standings
    • 4.4Match results and fixtures
  • 5Current squad
    • 5.1Recent call-ups
  • 6Notes
  • 7References
  • 8External links

History[edit] Edit


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.