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Luis Cristaldo

Luis Hector Cristaldo Ruiz Diaz is a retired Argentine-Bolivian football midfielder. He holds the record for the most appearances for the Bolivian national team with 93 international matches and 5 goals between 1989 and 2005, including two appearances in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Born in Argentina, he relocated to Santa Cruz, Bolivia at the age of 15. Cristaldo then began attending the prestigious Tahuichi football academy, and by the time he was 18 years-old he made his official debut in first division. He played for Bolivian teams Oriente Petrolero (1990-92) and Bolivar (1993-98), winning 4 national titles combined during those years.

In 2001, Cristaldo returned to Bolivia and played with The Strongest for the next six years. In 2007, while making his second spell with Oriente Petrolero he called it quit, laying his football career to rest permanently after seventeen years of professional football.

Related websites

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International statistics RSSSF

BDFA profile

comunidadboliviana article

Argentine Primera statistics

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