Álvaro Vázquez

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Álvaro Vázquez
Alvaro Vazquez 2013 Catalonia.jpg
Vázquez in action for Catalonia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Vázquez García
Date of birth (1991-04-27) 27 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Getafe
Number 9
Youth career
Trajana
CF Damm
2005–2009 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Espanyol B 18 (8)
2010–2012 Espanyol 60 (10)
2012– Getafe 30 (5)
2013–2014 Swansea City (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2011 Spain U20 7 (5)
2011–2013 Spain U21 14 (7)
2012 Spain U23 3 (2)
2010– Catalonia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vázquez and the second or maternal family name is García.

Álvaro Vázquez García (born 27 April 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Vázquez spent most of his life in Badalona.[1] He joined RCD Espanyol's youth system in 2005 at the age of 14 and, four years later he made his senior debuts, appearing with the reserves in Segunda División B and suffering team relegation.

Álvaro made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 21 September 2010, coming on as a substitute for Sergio García midway through the second half of a 0–3 away loss against Real Madrid.[2] Only five days later, he scored the game's only goal in a home fixture against CA Osasuna,[3] and remained with the main squad for the rest of the season, mainly acting as backup to Pablo Osvaldo.

After Osvaldo departed for A.S. Roma in the summer of 2011, Vázquez was made starter by manager Mauricio Pochettino. In January 2012, over only four days, he scored four goals in two games: first, he equalized through a header in the last minutes of the local derby against FC Barcelona (1–1 home draw),[4] then added a hat-trick against Córdoba CF for the season's Copa del Rey (4–2 home win, 5–4 on aggregate).[5]

After spending the 2012–13 campaign with fellow top-divisioner Getafe CF,[6] Vázquez became coach Michael Laudrup's eighth Spanish signing for his Swansea City team on 2 September 2013, with the loan move being subject to international clearance.[7][8] He made his Premier League debut on the 22nd in a 2–0 victory at Crystal Palace, setting up Nathan Dyer for the second goal.

International career[edit]

Vázquez represented Spain at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. He finished the competition with five goals (second-best, but with as many goals as the winner, Brazil's Henrique) as the national team reached the quarterfinals.[9]

Also in 2011, Álvaro made his debut for the under-21s. He helped the nation win the 2013 UEFA European Championship by scoring in his only appearance, the 3–0 group stage win against the Netherlands.[10]

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Spain U21

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 April 2014[11]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Espanyol 2010–11 La Liga 30 4 4 2 34 6
2011–12 La Liga 28 5 5 5 33 10
Total 58 9 9 7 67 16
Getafe 2012–13 La Liga 29 4 2 0 31 4
2013–14 La Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 30 4 4 2 35 4
Swansea City 2013–14 Premier League 12 0 4 0 4[a] 0 20 0
Total 12 0 4 0 4 0 20 0
Career total 100 13 17 9 4 0 121 22
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League

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