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Rubén Tufiño

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1982–1988  Tahuichi Academy
Role  Football player
1989–1993  South Carolina
Height  1.71 m
Years  Team
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Ruben Tufino

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Full name  Ruben Dario Tufino Schwenk
Date of birth  (1970-01-09) January 9, 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth  Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Rubén Darío Tufiño Schwenk (born January 9, 1970 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a former Bolivian football midfielder who played in the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano for important clubs, as well as, the Bolivia national team.


Club career

He began playing football at a young age for the prestigious Tahuichi Academy, where he later received a scholarship to play for the University of South Carolina. During his years as a Gamecock Tufiño became one of the most successful players in the school program's history.

After graduating from college, he decided to continue developing his football career and in 1995 he returned to his country to sign with first division club Oriente Petrolero. After two great seasons in Oriente, he transferred to main rival Blooming where he was part of back-to-back national titles. Due to a disagreement in his contract he returned to Oriente Petrolero the following season, before joining the celestes for the second time around in 2001. The following year, Tufiño signed with Bolívar from La Paz, where he spent the next two campaigns and added two more national championships to his resume. After negotiating with The Strongest, he agreed to a one-year-deal with the atigrados which he played for during 2005. Finally, in 2006 he made his third spell with Blooming and by the end of the season he announced his retirement from football.

International career

He also played for the Bolivia national team between 1995 and 2004, scoring 1 goal in 35 international games.


  • Blooming
  • Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano: 1998, 1999
  • Bolívar
  • Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano: 2002, 2004 (A)
  • References

    Rubén Tufiño Wikipedia

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