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-born Mexican 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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