Cristian Edgardo Álvarez
|Full name||Cristian Edgardo Álvarez Cruz|
|Date of birth||April 19, 1978|
|Place of birth||Santa Ana, El Salvador|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre midfielder
|1999–2000||→ Espinho (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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  and played at the 2001 and 2005 UNCAF Cups.
His final international was a November 2006 friendly match against Panama.
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