|Full name||Álvaro Monteiro Magalhães|
|Date of birth||3 January 1961|
|Place of birth||Lamego, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Lamego, Álvaro made his top division debuts in 1980 with Académica de Coimbra, moving subsequently to league giants S.L. Benfica. After two seasons he became first-choice, helping the Lisbon club to four leagues and as many domestic cups (three consecutive in the latter competition) while amassing more than 200 official appearances.
In June 1990, after only 13 games in his last two seasons combined – Benfica also appeared in two European Cup finals during that timeframe, but he was only a fringe player – Álvaro left and signed with neighbous C.F. Estrela da Amadora, helping the side to the second round of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; however, the league ended in relegation. He closed out his career at the age of 32 in the second level, with Leixões SC.
One year after retiring, Álvaro began a coaching career, working with several first and second division teams, his first experience in the former category being with G.D. Chaves in 1997–98, narrowly avoiding relegation.
From 2003 to 2005 he was assistant manager at Benfica, under José Antonio Camacho and Giovanni Trapattoni respectively, winning the league title in the second season. In the latter years of the decade, he had spells in Romania and Angola, being league champion in the latter country with G.D. Interclube, the second time in the Luanda club's history.
In November 2009 Magalhães penned a new two-year contract but, on 29 March 2011, he was relieved of his duties. In early February 2012, he was appointed coach of fellow Girabola side Clube Nacional de Benguela; shortly after, however, he returned to his country, signing with Associação Naval 1º de Maio which he had already managed in 2005–06's top flight and 2002–03's division two.
He was picked for the squads present at the UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1986 FIFA World Cup. After the infamous Saltillo Affair in the latter he was one of the few players that did not defect from the national team, and his last international appearance came on 16 November 1988 in a 1–0 win against Luxembourg for the 1990 World Cup qualifiers, in Porto.
- Portuguese League: 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89
- Portuguese Cup: 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87; Runner-up 1988–89
- Portuguese Supercup: 1985, 1989
- European Cup: Runner-up 1987–88, 1989–90
- UEFA Cup: Runner-up 1982–83
- Angolan League: 2009–10
- "Álvaro Monteiro de Magalhães" (in Portuguese). Vedeta ou Marreta?. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- Angola: Interclube rescind contract with Portuguese coach; All Africa, 29 March 2011
- National de Benguela presents new coach; Angola Press Agency, 2 February 2012
- Álvaro Magalhães – FIFA competition record
- Profile at Zerozero
- Álvaro Magalhães profile at ForaDeJogo
- Álvaro Magalhães manager stats at ForaDeJogo
- Álvaro Magalhães at National-Football-Teams.com