Copa America 2016

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Rosters are out and the following Copa America 2016 players play on teams named after dates or people:

Bolivia:
Edward Zenteno – Wiltsermann
Cristhian Machado – Wiltermann
Fernando Salcedo – Wilstermann

Chile:
Paulo Garces – Colo-colo
Jean Beausejour – Colo-colo
Esteban Pavez – Colo-colo

Ecuador:
Jaime Ayovi – Godoy Cruz

Haiti:
Ricardo Ade – Dom Bosco
Junior Delva – Dom Bosco
Kervans Belfort – 1461 Trabzon

Panama:
Eric Davis – DAC 1904
Ricardo Butrago – Juan Aurich
Alfredo Stephens – DAC 1904
Luis Tejada – Juan Aurich

Paraguay:
Justo Villar – Colo-Colo

Peru:
Pedro Gallese – Juan Aurich
Paolo de la Haza – Juan Aurich
Christian Ramos – Juan Aurich
Christofer Gonzalez – Colo-Colo
Alejandro Hohberg – Universitario Cesar Vallejo
Ivan Bulos – O’Higgins

Uruguay:
Martin Silva – Vasco da Gama

 

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Club Jorge Wilstermann

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Country: Bolivia    City: Cochabamba      Founded: November 24, 1949
Colors: Red and Blue   Stadium: Estadio Felix Capriles  Web: Wilstermann.com.bo 

Jorge Wilstermann, nicknamed “Aviador”, is one of the bigger clubs in Bolivia, with a successful record of 12 first division titles and 3 Copa Bolivia titles. They are the first Bolivian club to reach the semi-finals of Copa Libertadores. The club was founded by workers from Lloyd Aereo Boliviano (LAB), Bolivia’s now defunct national airline. It is named after Jorge Wilstermann Camacho, Bolivia’s first commercial pilot. Jorge Wilstermann was born in 1910. His father, of German descent, was a mechanic for LAB. Jorge became a pilot at a young age and he was the first civilian aviator in Bolivia although he later acted as a military pilot in the Chaco War. In 1936, he was flying a commercial route from Cochabamba to Oruro when his plane, a Junker, went down killing all aboard. He was only 25 years old at the time. He is buried in the Cementerio Aleman in Cochabamba.

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