Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano (LFPB) is the top-flight professional football (soccer) league in Bolivia. It started in 1977, although soccer had been performed in Bolivia since the early 1900s, specifally in La Paz and Oruro.
An beginner league (which become semi-professional in 1950) began in La Paz in 1914, the LPFA (La Paz football association, which is at the moment called the Asociacion de Futbol de La Paz), the primary affiliation of soccer in Bolivia. The LPFA was once regarded as for many years the highest soccer tournament in the united states of america.
founded in 1925, the Federación Boliviana de Fútbol didn’t arrange a nationwide championship unless 1958. These championships incorporated representatives of all regional associations, despite the fact that the LPFA had also included representatives of Oruro and Cochabamba in its championships. despite this cup being regarded as the top Bolivian football championship, the LPFA league used to be nonetheless regarded as the most aggressive one.
The creation of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano ended the honor. It also resulted within the introduction of three separate entities: the FBF’s role was constrained to the international representation of Bolivia within the activity, the newly created LPFB changed into the organizer of the only 1st Division event, and the LPFA, at the side of the rest of the regional associations, was the organizer of the 2d (and lower) division regionalized tournaments.it can be the primary and at the moment the one skilled sports league in the u . s . a ..
because 1975, a total of 10 clubs have been crowned champions of the Bolivian soccer league system. Of the 35 clubs to have competed for the reason that inception of the La Liga in 1977, 9 have received the title: Bolivar (sixteen titles), The Strongest (10), Jorge Wilstermann (5), Blooming (5), Oriente Petrolero (4), San José (2), actual Potosí (1), Aurora (1), Universitario (1). the current champions are Oriente Petrolero, who received the title in the 2010 season (Torneo Clausura).
The championship layout has modified through the years. beginning in 1977, the league ran with sixteen clubs divided into two collection, however switched to 14 clubs in two collection playing two tournaments each year beginning within the mid 80s and reasonably-priced issues with some teams ended in every other cut in the number of participants to 12 in 1991. some other exchange came in 2005 when groups decided to adapt to the world FIFA calendar, meaning the season would be played from August to June relatively than from February to December, to be able to keep away from problems defining which teams would qualify for global tournaments. The league performed a short match from February to June in 2005, and the legitimate 2005-06 season started in August. This led to but every other downside — second division groups weren’t excited by the speculation of putting off relegation unless June 2006. After negotiations, the league determined that relegation of the bottom standing club would take place after the completion of the Apertura event, making the Bolivian league an bizarre event the place groups had been relegated in the midst of the season. but this determination used to be overturned in November 2006 and the league switched back to a calendar-12 months season in 2007 starting with the Apertura event in March 2007.
traditionally, teams from La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz have dominated the league. unless 2007 best San José gained the league in 1995, however considering that then teams from the “big three” have struggled to win the league once more and three groups from smaller cities have won it (real Potosí, San José and Universitario).
Three groups share the document of by no means been relegated to “La Simón Bolivar” (2nd division): The Strongest, Oriente Petrolero and Bolívar (despite the fact that they were relegated in 1969 sooner than the LPFB generation).
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