Cristian Edgardo Álvarez

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Cristian Álvarez
Personal information
Full name Cristian Edgardo Álvarez Cruz
Date of birth (1978-04-19) April 19, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Santa Ana, El Salvador
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
1994 FAS Reserves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 FAS
1999–2000 Espinho (loan)
2000–2001 Dragón
2001–2013 FAS
National team
2000–2006 El Salvador 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 December 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Cruz.

Cristian Edgardo Álvarez Cruz (born 19 April 1978 in Santa Ana) is a Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for FAS in the Salvadoran Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Álvarez came through the youth system at FAS and signed professional terms with them in 1995. In 1999 the stocky midfielder joined Portuguese second division side Espinho on loan but returned to El Salvador after only one season for Dragón. In 2001 he rejoined FAS.

International career[edit]

Álvarez made his debut for El Salvador in an October 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification match against St Vincent & the Grenadines and has earned a total of 17 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches [1] and played at the 2001 and 2005 UNCAF Cups.

His final international was a November 2006 friendly match against Panama.


  1. ^ Cristian ÁlvarezFIFA competition record

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