Joselito Vaca in privacy: His latest classic, the love of the fan of the East and Blooming, and its origin in Mapaizo

Joselito Vaca in privacy: His latest classic, the love of the fan of the East and Blooming, and its origin in Mapaizo

October 8, 2022, 13:34 PM

October 8, 2022, 13:34 PM

Joselito Vaca appeared for the last time in a classic Santa Cruz, at least as a player. The affection and respect shown by both biases speaks of the kind of professional that the native of Mapaizo is, and what he really means for Santa Cruz soccer.

In a conversation with DIEZ, Joselito thanked the fan from Oriente and Blooming, but He also spoke about his future, reaffirming that this will be his last season as a professional footballer.


Joselito receiving recognition for his career from Ronald Raldes, president of Oriente.

Did you ever think you were so loved by both fans (of Oriente Petrolero and Blooming)?

“Receiving love from the people of Oriente like Blooming is amazing. I never thought I would have played both in Oriente and Blooming, and receiving their love is something I never imagined.”

Why do you think they give you so much love?

“I was given that opportunity, but the affection that people feel towards me is because I had the opportunity to become champion with both teams.”

On the street or while you do the shopping, do the fans who recognize you say something to you?

“Whenever I go out they ask me for photos, more so from Blooming now that I’m playing in Blooming (laughing). I’m grateful to all the people, to the two institutions for the opportunities they gave me.”

Joselito Vaca in privacy: His latest classic, the love of the fan of the East and Blooming, and its origin in Mapaizo
Santa Cruz’s ’10’ celebrating a goal with the Oriente Petrolero shirt.

Is there something you would change about your story?

“No, I never imagined getting to play in the two biggest clubs in Santa Cruz, except becoming champion, or playing for the national team.”

It is inevitable to insist on Joselito again, but is this the last season as a player?

“Yes, there are already 23 years of career that I have enjoyed to the fullest. This year has to come to an end.”

Being your last games as a professional, how did you experience your last classic?

“Very sore, it was not possible to win. Losing this kind of match is difficult, only those of us who have played classics know how we feel after losing.”

Joselito Vaca in privacy: His latest classic, the love of the fan of the East and Blooming, and its origin in Mapaizo