Álvaro Betancourt

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Álvaro Betancourt
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Betancourt
Date of birth (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth Caguas, Puerto Rico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Valparaiso Crusaders
Number 17
Youth career
Years Team
2011–2012 Conquistadores de Guaynabo
2012– Valparaiso Crusaders
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Puerto Rico U20 5 (0)
2011– Puerto Rico 4 (0)
† Appearances (Goals).

Álvaro Betancourt (born 8 February 1994) is a Puerto Rican central attacking midfielder. He currently plays for the Valparaiso Crusaders.

Alvaro's accurate through passes, long distance shots, and playing intensity have made him famous throughout Puerto Rico. His talent has led some of his peers to call him "The Chosen One," but since his playing style is very comparable to star Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta, some call him the "Puertorrican Iniesta."

In November 2011, he became part of the Puerto Rico National Team and is considered one of the biggest prospects in America. He made his international debut vs. St Lucia at the age of 17.[2]


  1. ^ Álvaro Betancourt profile at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Crusader men's soccer adds five for 2012". ValpoAthletics. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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