|Full name||Álvaro Rubio Robres|
|Date of birth||18 April 1979|
|Place of birth||Logroño, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2000||→ Albacete (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Logroño, La Rioja, Rubio began his professional career with Real Zaragoza, but never made it past the B-team. In January 2000 he moved to Albacete Balompié – first on loan – where, after a slow start, he became a very important unit for the Castile-La Mancha outfit, in the second division.
After 25 matches in the 2002–03 season, as Albacete returned to La Liga after a seven-year absence, Rubio made his top flight debut on 26 October 2003, in a 2–3 away loss against Real Betis. He amassed a further 50 matches until June 2005, when the club was relegated back.
For the 2006–07 campaign Rubio signed with Real Valladolid, being promoted to the top level in his first year and rarely missing a game in the subsequent seasons. Mainly a defensive-minded player, he scored his first goals as a professional in 2007–08, the first coming on 28 October 2007 in a 2–2 draw at CA Osasuna (three for the season).
Due to injuries, Rubio could only appear in 16 league matches in the 2009–10 campaign, and Valladolid dropped down to division two for the first time in three years.
- Spain U20
- Valladolid official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Álvaro Rubio – FIFA competition record
- Transfermarkt profile