Damián Ariel Álvarez

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Damián Álvarez
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Personal information
Full name Damián Ariel Álvarez
Date of birth (1979-05-21) May 21, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Morón, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 River Plate 54 (9)
2001 Reggina 5 (0)
2002 River Plate 6 (1)
2003–2006 Morelia 118 (23)
2006–2010 Pachuca 140 (22)
2010– UANL 125 (16)
National team
2012– Mexico 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Damián Ariel Álvarez (May 21, 1979) is an Argentine footballer who plays for the Liga MX club Tigres de la UANL.

A left winger, his key attributes are his dribbling and crossing. Before joining Tigres, he played for River Plate, Reggina, Morelia and Pachuca. He holds Mexican citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Álvarez made his professional debut in Argentina for River Plate in 1998. In 2002, he moved to Serie B to play for Reggina.

However, he returned to the Americas a year later, joining Morelia of the Primera División de México for the 2003 Clausura. Álvarez played a significant role for the team that season, playing in 16 games, 13 starts, and scoring three goals. He remained a consistent starter for the team and started a total of 60 games for the team, scoring nine goals.

He has since moved to C.F. Pachuca, earning four championships with the team: Copa Sudamericana, two CONCACAF Champions' Cup, and the Mexican Clausura of 2007. Álvarez has been a significant member of those four championship teams.

In 2010 he moved to Tigres UANL and became a key for the 2011 Championship.

In 2012, Álvarez became a naturalized Mexican citizen after settling in Mexico in 2003. He was called up to the Mexican national football team on February 23 for a friendly against Colombia - in which Mexico lost 2-0.

International Caps[edit]

  • As August 14, 2013





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