Club Always Ready

Club Always Ready, better known as Always Ready, is a Bolivian football club from La Paz. Due to the jerseys the team is also known as Banda Roja, or the red band, due to the similar traits its uniform shares with the popular River Plate.

Always Ready
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Full nameClub Always Ready
Nickname(s)La Banda Roja
Millonarios
FoundedApril 13, 1933
GroundEstadio Municipal de Villa Ingenio
El Alto, Bolivia
Capacity25,000
ChairmanÁngel Fernando Costa Sarmiento
ManagerEduardo Villegas
LeagueDivisión Profesional
2019 Clausura5th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Always Ready was founded on 13 April 1933. The team took part in the La Paz championship, which was held in 1950 under semi-professional conditions; it was organized by La Paz Football Association (LPFA). Despite not having any official status, the winner of the tournament was widely considered the de facto champion of Bolivia. Always Ready earned their first title in 1951. In the following two years, the team was runner-up respectively.

From 1954 onwards, teams from Cochabamba and Oruro participated in the now-called Torneo Integrado, a much larger tournament then the La Paz championship; Always Ready found themselves withdrawing from the competition as it found it difficult to retain key players. Always Ready's resurgence was not until 1956. The team secured second its second national title in 1957 for the last time. Another notable fact was that Always Ready became the first Bolivian team to do a tour outside Bolivia: from August to November 1961, the club toured Europe.[1]

In 1967, the club obtained second place in its national league; that allowed Always Ready to participate in South America's most prestigious club event: the Copa Libertadores. However, the results were disappointing as they went out in the first round without winning a single match. Nevertheless, Always Ready won that same year's city championship and finished 5th in the national standings.

1977 qualified Always Ready for the new national professional league, where it played a minor role and had to descend 1981st The return achieved in 1987, 1991 rose from Always Ready again and could not climb back since then.

In 2018, Always Ready returned to the top flight, winning the Copa Simón Bolívar, after beating Avilés Industrial 3–0 in the final.

HonoursEdit

2018
1951, 1957
1968 – First Round

Current squadEdit

As of 10 August 2019[2]

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Fabián Rodríguez
3   DF Jorge Cuéllar
4   FW Marc Enoumba
5   DF Luis Copete
6   DF Kevin Pontons
7   MF Cristhian Árabe
8   FW William Ferreira
9   FW Sunny Omoregie
10   MF Samuel Galindo
11   MF Martin Smedberg-Dalence
12   GK Éder Jordan
13   DF Brian Hinojosa
14   DF Óscar Añez
15   FW Carlos Suárez
16   FW Marcos Ovejero
17   FW Carmelo Algarañaz
18   FW Juan Mezú
No. Position Player
19   FW Augusto Andaveris
20   FW Junior Romay
21   MF José Vera
22   MF Gonzalo Moruno
23   GK Everth Justiniano
24   FW Alberto Pinto
25   MF Damir Miranda
26   DF Nelson Cabrera
27   FW Alejandro Barrón
28   DF Leonel López
29   DF Sergio Adrián
30   MF Alejandro Bejarano
31   MF Eduardo Puña
32   FW Uellington Martins
33   MF Juan Rivero
34   DF Luis Vargas
36   MF Mirko Tomianovic
  FW Duvier Riascos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Club Always Ready celebra hoy su 74 aniversario El Diario vom 13. April 2007, last accessed on 5 January 2009, Spanish
  2. ^ "Club Always Ready - Roster". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 10 August 2019.

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