Club Social, Cultural y Deportivo Blooming
is a Bolivian football
club from Santa Cruz de la Sierra
, formed on May 1, 1946. Its home colours are sky blue, white and navy. They play at the Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera
(38,000 seats). Its main rival is Oriente Petrolero
, also from Santa Cruz. When they face each other in the local derby also known as "clásico cruceño", it is considered one of the most important matches in Bolivian football due to the fanaticism and passion of its fans, as well as, the expectation and interest it generates in the rest of the country.
1946 to 1970s
On May 1, 1946 a group of young men led by Humberto Vaca Pereyra Montaño, agreed to establish a new football club after the rupture of a previous team they had put together called "Blue Sky". In their quest to find a name, they looked for inspiration in the city of Santa Cruz's flourishing youth; therefore, they decided to name the team officially as "Club Blooming". In the years following its foundation, Blooming became a very successful club in the amateur league winning several tournaments held in the region. By 1952
, the board of directors determined that it was time to enhance the club's status.
Hence, Blooming made the transition from amateur to professional football after defeating two other local teams in a short tournament. From that moment, the team earned the right to be a member of the Asociación Cruceña de Fútbol (ACF), a regional... Read More