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Bolivia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Verde (The Green)
Association Bolivian Football Federation (FBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Pablo Escobar (caretaker)
Captain Marcelo Moreno
Most caps Ronald Raldes (102)
Top scorer Marcelo Moreno (30)
Home stadium Estadio Hernando Siles
FIFA code BOL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 60 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)
Highest 18 (July 1997)
Lowest 115 (October 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 49 Decrease 8 (3 March 2019)
Highest 22 (June 1997)
Lowest 86 (July 1989)
First international
 Chile 7–1 Bolivia 
(Santiago, Chile; 12 October 1926)
Biggest win
 Bolivia 7–0 Venezuela 
(La Paz, Bolivia; 22 August 1993)
 Bolivia 9–2 Haiti 
(La Paz, Bolivia; 3 March 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia 
(Lima, Peru; 6 November 1927)
 Brazil 10–1 Bolivia 
(São Paulo, Brazil; 10 April 1949)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1930)
Best result Group stage (1930, 1950, 1994)
Copa América
Appearances 28 (first in 1926)
Best result Champions (1963)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1999)
Best result Group stage (1999)
Medal record
Bolivarian Games
Silver 1938 Bogotá Team

The Bolivia national football team (Spanish: [Selección de fútbol de Bolivia] Error: {{Lang}}: text has italic markup (help)), also known as La Verde, has represented Bolivia in international football since 1926. Organized by the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF), it is one of the ten members of FIFA's South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

After playing in the 1930 and 1950 World Cups, they have qualified just once, in 1994, where they were eliminated in the group stage. Bolivia have never advanced past the first round of any World Cup, and have only scored one goal, in 1994. Despite their World Cup performances, Bolivia won the Copa América at home in 1963, and finished runners-up in 1997, which they also hosted. At the 2015 Copa América in Chile, they advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1997, after defeating Ecuador 3–2. This also ended a winless streak in the Copa América, with their last win being on 28 June 1997, when they defeated Mexico 1–0 in the semi-finals.

History

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Bolivia national team at the 1930 FIFA World Cup before their match against Yugoslavia

Bolivia debuted in international football in 1926, one year after the Bolivian Football Federation was founded, and joined FIFA that same year. As participants at the 1926 South American Championship in Chile, Bolivia played their first match against the hosts on 12 October 1926, and even ended up scoring first against them, but wound up being defeated by the Chileans 7–1. Bolivia also lost their following three matches: 0–5 against Argentina, 1–6 against Paraguay and 0–6 against Uruguay.

In 1930, Bolivia was one of the teams invited to the inaugural edition of the World Cup, held in Uruguay. Drawn in Group 2 of the 1930 World Cup, Bolivia lost both its games 4–0, first to Yugoslavia at the Estadio Parque Central, and then to Brazil in the Estadio Centenario. The match versus the Yugoslavs would be the last match against non-South American opposition for Bolivia until 1972 – when they again met Yugoslavia. They returned for the 1950 World Cup, where Argentina's withdrawal from the qualifiers gave Bolivia an automatic berth. With three teams declining to play in Brazil, Bolivia was put in a group of two along with Uruguay. The Bolivians' only game was an 8–0 defeat to Uruguay at the Estádio Independência in Belo Horizonte.

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The Bolivian squad that won its first and only Copa América title in 1963

Bolivia's greatest football achievement was the 1963 South American Championship title, which they hosted and won after placing first out of 7 countries, including being undefeated, with five wins and one draw. The only draw for Bolivia in the tournament was a 4–4 draw against Ecuador in the opening match. They also had the advantage of being better accustomed to higher altitudes. In the following edition, the 1967 South American Championship, held in Uruguay, Bolivia finished last out of six teams, with one draw and four losses, which was far below what the public expected, as Bolivia had been the defending champion.

Afterwards, the country only started to resurge at an international level with the creation of the Academia Tahuichi Aguilera in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 1978, a football school that developed players such as Marco Etcheverry, Erwin Sánchez and Luis Cristaldo.

Under Spanish coach Xabier Azkargorta and featuring nine players from Tahuichi, Bolivia surprisingly became the first team to beat Brazil in the 1994 World Cup qualifiers while playing them in La Paz, with a 2–0 win, and qualified for the 1994 World Cup by finishing second in Group B behind the Brazilians themselves, which included record 7–0 and 7–1 wins over Venezuela during their qualification campaign.

Bolivia was drawn into the tournament's Group C, and played defending champions Germany in the tournament's opening match at Soldier Field. Bolivia played a great first half, outplaying Germany. In the second half, Lothar Matthäus took a 40-yard run and struck Marco "El Diablo" Etcheverry with a high elbow to his jaw. Etcheverry retaliated by fouling Matthäus and was sent off. Eventually, Bolivia lost on a controversial offside goal by Jürgen Klinsmann. Following a goalless draw with South Korea at Foxboro Stadium, where Bolivia was forced to play with ten men again after Cristaldo's red card, Bolivia returned to Chicago and lost 3–1 to Spain, with Sánchez scoring the first ever Bolivian goal in a World Cup.

Following the World Cup, Bolivia participated in the 1995 Copa América held in Uruguay, with Antonio Lopez Habas as manager, where they made the quarter-finals for the first time since winning the competition in 1963, with one win, one draw, and one loss. In the quarter-finals, the nation lost to hosts Uruguay 2–1. Despite the decent performance the team displayed during the tournament, Lopez Habas left his post shortly before the 1997 Copa America, being replaced by Dušan Drašković. The 1997 edition was the second time Bolivia held the tournament. The team reached the final, as had happened last time Bolivia was the host, but this time they finished runner-up to reigning world champion Brazil after losing 3–1 in the final.

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Bolivia before a match against Ecuador during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers

With their runner-up finish at the previous Copa America, Bolivia made their first and only FIFA Confederations Cup appearance in the 1999 edition, this time under new Argentine manager Héctor Veira. Bolivia was placed in group A along with hosts Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Their campaign started with a 2–2 draw against Egypt. Their next match was a 0–0 draw against Saudi Arabia. For their last match in the group, they had to play hosts Mexico, in which Bolivia lost 0–1 with a goal from Francisco Palencia. Bolivia finished third in the group with two draws and a loss, being eliminated from the tournament in the first stage.

In the 2015 Copa América in Chile, under Bolivian manager Mauricio Soria, Bolivia were placed in Group A, with Chile, Mexico, and Ecuador. In their match against Mexico, Bolivia drew 0–0. However, against Ecuador, Bolivia won 3–2, with goals from Raldes, Smedberg-Dalence, and Moreno. From this victory against Ecuador, Bolivia made it to the next round, the quarter-finals, for the first time since the 1997 tournament, which they hosted. Bolivia were defeated by Peru 1–3 in the quarter-finals of the tournament, and Bolivia's only goal of the game was a penalty in the last minutes of the match scored by Marcelo Moreno.

Stadium

Bolivia plays their home matches at Estadio Hernando Siles, which has an altitude of 3,637 metres (11,932 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest football stadiums in the world. Many visiting teams have protested that the altitude gives Bolivia an unfair advantage against opponents. On 27 May 2007, FIFA declared that no World Cup Qualifying matches could be played in stadiums above 8,200 feet (2,500 m) above sea level. However, FIFA raised the altitude limit to 3,000 meters a month later after negative feedback against the ban, and included a special exception for La Paz, thus allowing the stadium to continue holding World Cup qualifying matches. A year after the original ban, in May 2008, FIFA removed the altitude limit entirely.

Team image

Kit history

Bolivia's first uniforms were all white. In the 1930 FIFA World Cup, before the match with Yugoslavia, Bolivia painted one of the letters in "Viva Uruguay" in each of the eleven starters' jerseys to please the local crowd. In the following game with Brazil, given the adversary also wore white, Bolivia instead borrowed Uruguay's own blue uniform to play. Bolivia again painted a message to the hosts in the 1945 South American Championship, with the players' jerseys reading "Viva Chile". In 1946, Bolivia changed their jersey colors to black and white stripes, like the colors of the Cochabamba region. FBF reverted to white the following year. In 1957, FBF decided to use one of the colors in the Flag of Bolivia. Given red and yellow were used by many of the other South Americans, green became the primary color, leading to the nickname "La Verde" ("The Green").

Kit sponsorship

Kit supplier Period
Brazil Penalty 1977–1979
West Germany Adidas 1980–1982
Brazil Penalty 1983–1986
West Germany Adidas 1987–1988
Bolivia El Palacio de las Gorras 1989-1990
Germany Adidas 1991–1992
England Umbro 1993–1999
Mexico Atletica 2000–2005
Ecuador Marathon 2006–2010
Peru Walon 2011–2014
Ecuador Marathon 2015–present

Results and fixtures

      Win       Draw       Loss

2022

Coaching staff

Role Name
Technical Sport Manager Spain Xabier Azkargorta
Head coach Argentina Gustavo Costas
Assistant coach Uruguay Omar Pouzo
Assistant coach Bolivia Paraguay Pablo Daniel Escobar
Goalkeeper coach Argentina Marcelo Salgueiro
Team Doctor Argentina Ruben Rivas
Physiotherapist Argentina Federico Costas
Video Analyst Argentina Gonzalo Costas

Coaching history

Caretaker managers are listed in italics.
  • Bolivia Jose de la Cerda (1926)
  • Bolivia Jorge Valderrama (1927–1929)
  • Bolivia Ulises Saucedo (1930–1937)
  • Bolivia Julio Borelli (1938–1945)
  • Bolivia Diógenes Lara (1945–1947)
  • Bolivia Félix Deheza (1948–1950)
  • Italy Mario Pretto (1950–1952)
  • Argentina César Viccino (1953–1958)
  • Bolivia Vicente Arraya (1959)
  • Brazil Danilo Alvim (1960–1965)
  • Greece Dan Georgiadis (1966–1967)
  • West Germany Rudi Gutendorf (1968–1978)
  • Bolivia Ramiro Blacut (1979–1985)
  • Chile Raúl Pino (1985)
  • Bolivia Ramiro Blacut (1985–1987)
  • Argentina Jorge Habegger (1988–1990)
  • Bolivia Ramiro Blacut (1991–1992)
  • Spain Xabier Azkargorta (1993–1994)
  • Spain Antonio López Habas (1995–1997)
  • Serbia and Montenegro Dušan Drašković (1997–1998)
  • Argentina Héctor Veira (1998–2000)
  • Bolivia Carlos Aragonés (2000–2001)
  • Argentina Jorge Habegger (2001)
  • Bolivia Argentina Carlos Trucco (2001–2002)
  • Argentina Dalcio Giovagnoli (2003)
  • Uruguay Chile Nelson Acosta (2003–2004)
  • Bolivia Ramiro Blacut (2004-2005)
  • Bolivia Erwin Sánchez (2006–2009)
  • Bolivia Eduardo Villegas (2009)
  • Bolivia Argentina Gustavo Quinteros (2010–2012)
  • Spain Xabier Azkargorta (2012–2014)
  • Bolivia Mauricio Soria (2014)
  • Argentina Nestor Clausen (2014)
  • Bolivia Mauricio Soria (2015)
  • Bolivia Julio César Baldivieso (2015–2016)
  • Argentina Ángel Guillermo Hoyos (2016)
  • Bolivia Mauricio Soria (2016–2018)
  • Venezuela César Farías (2018)
  • Venezuela Daniel Farías (2018)
  • Bolivia Eduardo Villegas (2019)
  • Venezuela César Farías (2019–2022)
  • Bolivia Paraguay Pablo Escobar (2022)
  • Argentina Gustavo Costas (2022–)

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Peru on 19 November 2022.

Caps and goals updated as of 19 November  2022 (2022 -11-19), after the game against Peru.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Guillermo Viscarra (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 31) 8 0 Bolivia The Strongest
12 1GK Rubén Cordano (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 25) 5 0 Bolivia Bolívar
23 1GK Jairo Cuéllar (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 24) 0 0 Bolivia Guabirá

21 2DF José Sagredo (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 29) 42 0 Bolivia Bolívar
5 2DF Adrián Jusino (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 31) 27 0 Bolivia The Strongest
4 2DF Luis Haquin (1997-11-15) 15 November 1997 (age 26) 26 1 Bolivia Bolívar
2DF Jairo Quinteros (2001-02-07) 7 February 2001 (age 23) 15 0 Spain Zaragoza
19 2DF Marc Enoumba (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 30) 12 1 Bolivia Always Ready
15 2DF Jesús Sagredo (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 29) 7 0 Bolivia Bolívar
3 2DF Diego Medina (2002-01-13) 13 January 2002 (age 22) 2 0 Bolivia Always Ready
25 2DF Carlos Roca (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 26) 1 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero
22 2DF Leonardo Zabala (2003-05-23) 23 May 2003 (age 20) 1 0 Brazil Santos
24 2DF Daniel Lino (2002-02-18) 18 February 2002 (age 22) 0 0 Bolivia The Strongest

6 3MF Leonel Justiniano (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 31) 46 2 Bolivia Bolívar
10 3MF Ramiro Vaca (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 24) 24 2 Belgium Beerschot
20 3MF Fernando Saucedo (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 33) 20 1 Bolivia The Strongest
14 3MF Moisés Villarroel (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 25) 20 1 Bolivia Bolívar
16 3MF John García (2000-04-13) 13 April 2000 (age 23) 5 0 Bolivia Royal Pari
13 3MF Gabriel Villamil (2001-06-28) 28 June 2001 (age 22) 5 0 Bolivia Bolívar

9 4FW Marcelo Martins (captain) (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 36) 98 30 Paraguay Cerro Porteño
18 4FW Rodrigo Ramallo (1990-10-14) 14 October 1990 (age 33) 33 6 Bolivia Always Ready
17 4FW Henry Vaca (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 26) 17 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero
7 4FW Bruno Miranda (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 26) 15 2 Brazil Guarani
11 4FW Carmelo Algarañaz (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 28) 12 0 Bolivia Always Ready
8 4FW Miguel Terceros (2004-04-25) 25 April 2004 (age 19) 2 0 Brazil Santos
26 4FW Javier Uzeda (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Bolivia Bolívar

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up during the last twelve months. Retired players are not included.


Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Carlos Lampe (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 36) 51 0 Argentina Atlético Tucumán v.  Peru, 19 November 2022 WD
GK Jhohan Gutiérrez (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 27) 0 0 Bolivia The Strongest v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
GK Daniel Vaca (1978-09-03) 3 September 1978 (age 45) 16 0 Bolivia Royal Pari v.  Chile, 1 February 2022

DF Diego Bejarano (1991-08-24) 24 August 1991 (age 32) 41 3 Bolivia Bolívar v.  Peru, 19 November 2022 INJ
DF Roberto Fernández (1999-07-12) 12 July 1999 (age 24) 23 1 Bolivia Bolívar v.  Peru, 19 November 2022 INJ
DF Jairo Velasco (2002-03-08) 8 March 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Bolivia Guabirá v.  Senegal, 24 September 2022
DF José María Carrasco (1997-08-16) 16 August 1997 (age 26) 6 0 Bolivia Blooming v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Sebastián Reyes (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 26) 2 0 Bolivia Bolívar v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF José Herrera (2003-03-09) 9 March 2003 (age 20) 1 0 Portugal São João de Ver v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Sebastián Álvarez (2001-12-20) 20 December 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Luis Demiquel (2000-01-15) 15 January 2000 (age 24) 0 0 Bolivia The Strongest v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Marcelo Suárez (2001-08-29) 29 August 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Fran Supayabe (1996-01-12) 12 January 1996 (age 28) 0 0 Bolivia Guabirá v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Emerson Velásquez (1999-02-24) 24 February 1999 (age 25) 0 0 Bolivia Independiente Petrolero v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
DF Carlos Áñez (1995-07-06) 6 July 1995 (age 28) 1 0 Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann v.  Chile, 1 February 2022
DF Samuel Guzmán (2001-09-07) 7 September 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Bolivia Real Santa Cruz v.  Venezuela, 28 January 2022 PRE

MF Franz Gonzales (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 23) 8 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero v.  Senegal, 24 September 2022
MF Jaime Arrascaita (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 30) 6 1 Bolivia The Strongest v.  Senegal, 24 September 2022
MF Jeyson Chura (2002-02-03) 3 February 2002 (age 22) 4 0 Bolivia The Strongest v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
MF Yesit Martínez (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 22) 2 0 Bolivia Independiente Petrolero v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
MF Pablo Lima (2000-04-08) 8 April 2000 (age 23) 0 0 Bolivia Bolívar v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
MF Richard Spenhay (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 26) 0 0 Bolivia Blooming v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
MF Alejandro Chumacero (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 32) 49 2 Bolivia Always Ready v.  Chile, 1 February 2022
MF Erwin Saavedra (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 28) 39 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundows v.  Chile, 1 February 2022
MF Alexis Ribera (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 28) 8 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero v.  Chile, 1 February 2022
MF William Velasco (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 23) 0 0 Bolivia Independiente Petrolero v.  Chile, 1 February 2022

FW Jaume Cuéllar (2001-08-23) 23 August 2001 (age 22) 3 0 Spain Lugo v.  Peru, 19 November 2022 WD
FW Héctor Sánchez (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 26) 5 0 Bolivia Oriente Petrolero v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
FW César Menacho (1999-08-09) 9 August 1999 (age 24) 2 0 Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
FW Juan Montenegro (1997-02-04) 4 February 1997 (age 27) 2 0 Bolivia Guabirá v.  Brazil, 29 March 2022
FW Víctor Ábrego (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 27) 10 1 Bolivia Bolívar v.  Colombia, 24 March 2022 INJ
FW Juan Carlos Arce (1985-04-10) 10 April 1985 (age 38) 88 15 Bolivia Always Ready v.  Chile, 1 February 2022
FW Nelson Orozco (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 24) 1 0 Bolivia Blooming v.  Venezuela, 28 January 2022 PRE
FW Alfredo Flores (2003-08-03) 3 August 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Bolivia The Strongest v.  Venezuela, 28 January 2022 PRE

COV Withdrew from the squad due to COVID-19.
INJ Withdrew from the squad due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad / standby.
RET Retired from the national team.
SUS Withdrew from the squad due to suspension.

Player records

Players in bold are still active with Bolivia.

Most caps

Ronald Raldes
Ronald Raldes is Bolivia's most-capped player with 102 international appearances.
Rank Name Caps Goals Career
1 Ronald Raldes 102 3 2001–2018
2 Marcelo Moreno 98 30 2007–present
3 Luis Cristaldo 93 5 1989–2005
Marco Sandy 93 6 1993–2003
5 José Milton Melgar 89 6 1980–1997
6 Juan Carlos Arce 88 15 2004–present
Carlos Fernando Borja 88 1 1979–1995
8 Julio César Baldivieso 85 15 1991–2005
Juan Manuel Peña 85 1 1991–2009
10 Miguel Rimba 80 0 1989–2000

Most goals

Морено 3
Marcelo Moreno is Bolivia's all-time top scorer with 30 goals.
Rank Name Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Marcelo Moreno 30 98 0.31 2007–present
2 Joaquín Botero 20 48 0.42 1999–2009
3 Victor Ugarte 16 45 0.36 1947–1963
4 Carlos Aragonés 15 31 0.48 1977–1981
Erwin Sánchez 15 57 0.26 1989–2005
Julio César Baldivieso 15 85 0.18 1991–2005
Juan Carlos Arce 15 88 0.17 2004–present
8 Máximo Alcócer 13 22 0.59 1953–1963
Marco Etcheverry 13 71 0.18 1989–2003
10 Miguel Aguilar 10 34 0.29 1977–1983

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 8 Squad Qualified as invitees
Italy 1934 Did not enter Declined participation
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Group stage 13th 1 0 0 1 0 8 Squad Qualified automatically
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter Declined participation
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 6 6
Chile 1962 2 0 1 1 2 3
England 1966 4 1 0 3 4 9
Mexico 1970 4 2 0 2 5 6
West Germany 1974 4 0 0 4 1 11
Argentina 1978 8 3 1 4 10 25
Spain 1982 4 1 0 3 5 6
Mexico 1986 4 0 2 2 2 7
Italy 1990 4 3 0 1 6 5
United States 1994 Group stage 21st 3 0 1 2 1 4 Squad 8 5 1 2 22 11
France 1998 Did not qualify 16 4 5 7 18 21
South Korea Japan 2002 18 4 6 8 21 33
Germany 2006 18 4 2 12 20 37
South Africa 2010 18 4 3 11 22 36
Brazil 2014 16 2 6 8 17 30
Russia 2018 18 4 2 12 16 38
Qatar 2022 18 4 3 11 23 42
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 3/22 6 0 1 5 1 20 168 43 32 93 200 326

Copa América

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place  

South American Championship / Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Argentina 1916 Did not participate
Uruguay 1917
Brazil 1919
Chile 1920
Argentina 1921
Brazil 1922
Uruguay 1923
Uruguay 1924
Argentina 1925
Chile 1926 Fifth place 5th 4 0 0 4 2 24 Squad
Peru 1927 Fourth place 4th 3 0 0 3 3 19 Squad
Argentina 1929 Did not participate
Peru 1935
Argentina 1937
Peru 1939
Chile 1941
Uruguay 1942
Chile 1945 Sixth place 6th 6 0 2 4 3 16 Squad
Argentina 1946 Sixth place 6th 5 0 0 5 4 23 Squad
Ecuador 1947 Seventh place 7th 7 0 2 5 6 21 Squad
Brazil 1949 Fourth place 4th 7 4 0 3 13 24 Squad
Peru 1953 Sixth place 6th 6 1 1 4 6 15 Squad
Chile 1955 Did not participate
Uruguay 1956
Peru 1957
Argentina 1959 Seventh place 7th 6 0 1 5 4 23 Squad
Ecuador 1959 Withdrew
Bolivia 1963 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 19 13 Squad
Uruguay 1967 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 0 9 Squad
South America 1975 Group stage 8th 4 1 0 3 3 9 Squad
South America 1979 6th 4 2 0 2 4 7 Squad
South America 1983 8th 4 0 2 2 4 6 Squad
Argentina 1987 7th 2 0 1 1 0 2 Squad
Brazil 1989 9th 4 0 2 2 0 8 Squad
Chile 1991 9th 4 0 2 2 2 7 Squad
Ecuador 1993 10th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad
Uruguay 1995 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 5 6 Squad
Bolivia 1997 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 10 5 Squad
Paraguay 1999 Group stage 9th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad
Colombia 2001 11th 3 0 0 3 0 7 Squad
Peru 2004 9th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
Venezuela 2007 10th 3 0 2 1 4 5 Squad
Argentina 2011 12th 3 0 1 2 1 5 Squad
Chile 2015 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 4 10 Squad
United States 2016 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 2 7 Squad
Brazil 2019 12th 3 0 0 3 2 9 Squad
Brazil 2021 10th 4 0 0 4 2 10 Squad
N/A 2024 Qualified
Total 1 Title 28/47 119 20 26 73 108 298

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 2 3 Squad
South Korea Japan 2001 Did not qualify
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017
Total Group stage 1/10 3 0 2 1 2 3

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1951 Did not participate
Mexico 1955
United States 1959
Brazil 1963
Canada 1967
Colombia 1971
Mexico 1975 Round 2 6th 5 2 0 3 4 14
Puerto Rico 1979 Did not participate
Venezuela 1983
United States 1987
Cuba 1991
Argentina 1995
Since 1999 See Bolivia national under-23 football team
Total Round 2 1/12 5 2 0 3 4 14

Honours

Official

South American Tournaments

  • Copa Paz del Chaco (vs  Paraguay):
    • Winners (4): 1957, 1962, 1979, 1993
  • Copa Mariscal Sucre (vs  Peru):
    • Winners: 1973 (shared)

Olympic and Pan American Team

  • Pan American Games:
    • Fourth place (1): 2007
  • South American Games:
    • 3 Bronze Medalists (2): 1978, 2010
  • Bolivarian Games:
    • 1 Gold Medalists (4): 1970, 1977, 2003, 2009
    • 2 Silver Medalists (2): 1938, 1947-48 (shared)
    • 3 Bronze Medalists (2): 1965, 1973 (shared)

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