|Full name||Álvaro Pedro Duscher|
|Date of birth||22 March 1979|
|Place of birth||Esquel, Argentina|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1995–1997||Newell's Old Boys|
|1997–1998||Newell's Old Boys||31||(1)|
|2000–2007||Deportivo La Coruña||157||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Barcelona SC (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Renowned for his physical presence on the pitch, he also held an Austrian passport, and spent most of his professional career in Spain, playing in more than 300 official games for four different clubs – most notably at Deportivo.
Born in Esquel, Chubut Province, Duscher made his professional debuts in 1996, with Newell's Old Boys. In 1998 the 19-year-old moved to Europe to play with Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he won the Portuguese League in his second season.
Duscher was then signed by Deportivo de La Coruña, for a price of €13 million. After just five La Liga appearances in his first season he featured more in the following years, as a complement and future replacement to veteran Brazilian Mauro Silva; on 10 April 2002 his tackle led to a breakage in David Beckham's metatarsal in a UEFA Champions League game against Manchester United, which almost cost the English player his FIFA World Cup presence.
Although he fully established himself as first-choice in midfield, Duscher's contract with Depor expired in 2007, and he eventually signed in July for Racing de Santander, where he was a key member on a side that obtained a first-ever qualification to the UEFA Cup in the 2007–08 campaign. On 9 December 2007, during a 3–1 home win against RCD Mallorca, he scored his first goal in the Spanish top division, in what was then his eighth season.
In August 2008, Duscher joined Sevilla FC on a three-year deal. He scored his first goal for the Andalusians on 4 February 2009, in the first leg of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, a 2–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao (eventually 2–4 aggregate loss).
In the 2009–10 season Sevilla finished fourth and returned to the Champions League, but Duscher only appeared in ten games (three complete). Subsequently he rescinded his contract and signed with fellow first-divisioner RCD Espanyol, for one year.
In late July 2011 Duscher joined Barcelona Sporting Club from Ecuador, on a one-year loan. The following summer, after being released by the Catalans, he signed for Enosis Neon Paralimni FC in the Cypriot First Division, where he stayed for only three months.
For the Argentine national team, Duscher was capped three times, all three appearances coming in 2005.
- Man Utd beats Deportivo 3–2 to make semifinals; Sports Illustrated, 10 April 2002
- "El Racing se mete por primera vez en la UEFA al ganar a Osasuna (1–0)" [Racing reaches UEFA for the first time after beating Osasuna (1–0)] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 18 May 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- Racing Santander 3–1 Mallorca; ESPN Soccernet, 9 December 2007
- Jorge López, pichichi, y estreno de Duscher (Jorge López, pichichi, and Duscher debut); El Diario Montañes, 10 December 2007 (Spanish)
- Racing's Duscher destined for Sevilla; UEFA.com, 8 August 2008
- Last-gasp Acosta gives Sevilla narrow advantage; UEFA.com, 4 February 2009
- Espanyol swoop for Duscher; FIFA.com, 30 August 2010
- Álvaro Pedro Duscher, nuevo jugador de Barcelona Sporting Club (Álvaro Pedro Duscher, new Barcelona Sporting Club player); Barcelona's official website, 27 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Aldo Pedro Duscher στο δυναμικό της ομάδας μας! (Aldo Pedro Duscher in our team!); Enonis Neon official website, 16 August 2012 (Greek)
- Συμφώνησε η Βέροια με Ντούσερ και Μοκακέ (Veria agreed to sign Duscher and Mokake); Sport 24, 30 January 2013 (Greek)
- Η παρουσίαση των νέων παικτών (The presentation of the new players); Veria's official website, 2 February 2013 (Greek)
- Duscher anuncia su retirada del fútbol (Duscher announces retirement from football); Estadio Deportivo, 23 March 2013 (Spanish)