Blooming Marvellous Apr 29, 2020 10:56:24 GMT
Post by Nick on Apr 29, 2020 10:56:24 GMT
Club Social, Cultural y Deportivo Blooming, or just Blooming as far as we're concerned. The club plays in Bolivia's top division are based in Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia.
The club have won the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano a total of five times, the most recent being the 2009 Clausura. The four title previous to that were won in 2005, 1999, 1998 and 1984. The club has played in the Copa Libertadores, but not since 2010, and have only been past the first round once - in 1985 when they reached the semi finals.
Medium term challenge: Qualify for the Copa Libertadores.
Bolivian football is largely unspoken about in across the FM community. I don't think I've ever seen anyone manage here. The Bolivian league starts as the 14th most reputable in South America, and the least reputable of the top divisions from the 10 nations based here. In fact, the Argentinian and Brazilian third tiers are more reputable than the league I currently play in. That probably goes a long way to explaining why no-one wants to play here.
Long-term challenge: Grow the league's reputation.
In the first season, the club is predicted 9th (out of 14) so expectations are low initially with the board wanting a mid-table finish.
The club vision page is a great new feature and shows that there is very little pressure to succeed from the off. Naturally, I'll be sticking to my youth orientated style of play throughout the save and improving the club's facilities will be imperative over the coming years, but we don't start off too badly in that department.