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 36)
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 152 (18)
National team
2012–2013 Mexico 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2015.

† 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 club Tigres de la UANL in the Liga MX.

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

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. Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) However, he returned to the Americas a year later, joining Morelia of the Primera División de México Clausura 2008. 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 on to C.F. Pachuca, earning four championships with the team: Copa Sudamericana, two CONCACAF Champions' Cup, and the Primera División de México Clausura 2007. Álvarez has been a significant member of those four championship teams.

Tigres UANL[edit]

In 2010 he moved to Tigres UANL and became a key for the 2011 Championship. On December 14, 2014, Álvarez received a red card along with teammates Hernán Burbano and Nahuel Guzmán in the Liga MX final against Club América. Álvarez and his team lost 3–0 in the final at the Estadio Azteca.[1][2]

International career[edit]

In 2012, Álvarez became a naturalized Mexican citizen, having settled in Mexico in 2003. He was called up to Mexico national team on 23 February for a friendly against Colombia; Mexico lost 2-0.

International Caps[edit]

  • As of 14 August 2013





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