|Full name||Álvaro Giménez Candela|
|Date of birth||19 May 1991|
|Place of birth||Elche, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Elche, Alicante, Valencian Community, Giménez was a product of hometown Elche CF's youth system. He made his debut for the first team on 22 September 2007 in a 1–2 away loss against Real Sociedad, and played six more second division matches with the main squad in that season.
In January 2010 Álvaro signed with neighbouring Valencia CF, who had already tried to acquire the player the previous year. He was assigned to the B-team, appearing rarely as the club suffered relegation from the third level.
Álvaro returned to his hometown for the 2010–11 campaign, performing consistently at amateurs Torrellano Illice CF in division four. In 4 July 2011 he joined RCD Mallorca B in the third category, being promoted to the main squad shortly after and making his La Liga debut on 29 October, in a 0–5 loss at FC Barcelona.
Álvaro's first two goals in the top flight awarded the Balearic Islands outfit four games, as he scored against Athletic Bilbao (1–1, home) and Sporting de Gijón (3–2, away)– on both occasions, he was fielded by manager Joaquín Caparrós in the starting XI. However, in August 2012, he underwent surgery to correct a pubalgia ailment, being sidelined until November.
- Álvaro Giménez, del filial del Elche CF, en la agenda del Valencia CF (Álvaro Giménez, from Elche B, in Valencia CF's notebook); Join Futbol, 10 March 2009 (Spanish)
- Álvaro Jiménez espera noticias (Álvaro Jiménez waits for news); Las Provincias, 5 November 2009 (Spanish)
- El Mallorca B ficha a Alvaro Jimenez del Torrellano (Mallorca B signs Alvaro Jimenez from Torrellano); Fútbol Balear, 4 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Las Navidades soñadas (A dream Christmas); Mallorca's official website, 24 December 2011 (Spanish)
- Messi to the fore once again; ESPN Soccernet, 29 October 2011
- Bilbao scrap for Mallorca point; ESPN Soccernet, 4 December 2011
- Mallorca claim crucial victory; ESPN Soccernet, 21 March 2012
- Álvaro, intervenido con éxito (Álvaro, successfully operated); Mallorca's official website, 23 August 2012 (Spanish)