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Vicente Arze
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Personal information
Full name Vicente Arze
Date of birth November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22) (age 24)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1998–1999 Blooming
2000–2004 Newell's Old Boys
2004–2007 Mercer Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Vancouver Whitecaps 44 0(1)
2009 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 02 0(0)
National team
2003–2004 Bolivia Bolivia U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vicente Arze (born November 22, 1985 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian soccer player, and is currently a free agent.

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Career

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Youth and College

Arze attended the Franco School in his hometown of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and as a teenager was part of the youth systems of famed clubs Blooming and Newell's Old Boys. He moved to Macon, Georgia in 2004 to play college soccer at Mercer University, eventually graduating with a degree in business and marketing in May 2008.

Professional

A talented attacking midfielder who can play on flank, Arze was selected in the second round (25th overall) of the 2008 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by the Kansas City Wizards on January 24, 2008, but was not offered a professional contract. He signed a one-year contract with the Whitecaps in early 2008, and played his first profesional game was April 12 against Montreal Impact.

On October 2, 2008 he is named for Rookie of the Year (award). [1]. On December 16, 2008 the Vancouver Whitecaps announced the re-signing of Arze for the 2009 season.[2]

Arze ended his contract with the Whitecaps at the end of the 2009 season[3].

Interational

Arze was being part of the Bolivia U-20 squad that played in the 2003 South American U-20 championships in Uruguay. The tournament acted as the qualifiers for the 2003 U-20 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates.

Personal

Arze's parents are Vicente Arze sr. and Maggie Camacho. He also has a stepbrother named Jean-Pierre Arze. The midfielder comes from an accomplished sporting family. His mother is a Bolivian national champion in bowling, while his uncle Monen Camacho is a South American Rally Car champion. His cousin Diego Camacho played in the men’s singles tennis tournament at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Honors

Vancouver Whitecaps

References

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