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Club Real Potosí





Club Real Potosí is a Bolivian football club based in Potosí. Founded on 20 October 1941, it currently plays in Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano, holding home games at Estadio Victor Agustín Ugarte,

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.

 

Colours

Real Potosí players wear a completely purple uniform. Away uniform is composed of a white shirt and purple shorts.

 

Nicknames

León Imperial

El Equipo Lila

 

Stadium

Victor Agustín Ugarte (35000 seats), also known as Mario Mercado Vaca Guzman Stadium, is located in Potosí. 3,960 meters above sea level. It 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.

 

Honours

First Division – Professional Era: 2007

Torneo de Play-Off: 2008, 2009.

Second Division, Copa Simón Bolivar: 1997

Club Real Potosí Team


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