Édgar Álvarez

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Édgar Álvarez
Personal information
Full name Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes
Date of birth (1980-01-09) 9 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Platense 102 (9)
2003–2006 Peñarol 26 (0)
2004–2005 Cagliari (loan) 15 (1)
2005–2006 Roma (loan) 20 (0)
2006–2009 Roma 1 (0)
2006–2007 Messina (loan) 32 (2)
2007–2008 Livorno (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009 Pisa (loan) 27 (5)
2009–2011 Bari 65 (4)
2011–2012 Palermo 8 (0)
2012 Dinamo București 5 (0)
2013- Platense 5 (0)
National team
2001– Honduras 53 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 August 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Reyes.

Édgar or Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras.[1]

He can play anywhere on the right flank.

Club career[edit]

Roma[edit]

After a successful loan period, A.S. Roma paid €1.5 million to Peñarol, but immediately loaned him to Messina and granted the club an option to buy him for €1.9 million. He signed a 5-year contract.

After spending the 2006–07 season at Messina Álvarez returned to Roma. At the summer transfer period AS Roma bought Mauro Esposito and Álvarez decided to leave Roma for Livorno, who maintained an option to buy him for €2 million.[2] He left Roma due to the surplus of right midfielders. After spending the 2007–08 season at Livorno, Alvarez returned to Roma, and spent a full pre-season with the club, But he was loaned for the 2008–09 season to Pisa on 1 September 2008.

Bari[edit]

In 2009 he moved to Bari, on a permanent basis. The first year with the pugliesi turned out well. Under the guidance of Giampiero Ventura Álvarez became one of the best wings in Serie A. The second year did not turn out as well though and the club finished the season in last, moving to Serie B. Over two years Álvarez played in 65 league games, scoring 4 goals.

Palermo[edit]

On 31 August 2011 Álvarez moved to Palermo as the player agreed to a two-year contract with the club.

Dinamo[edit]

In July 2012, he moved to Liga I side Dinamo București and later signed a one-year contract with the Romanian side.[3] He played only five games for Dinamo, his evolution being marred by his injuries. His contract was ended by mutual consent in December 2012.

International career[edit]

Álvarez played at the 1999 World Youth Cup and made his senior debut for Honduras in a 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama, coming on as a second half substitute for Mauricio Sabillón. As of July 2012, has earned 51 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played at the 2001[5] and 2003 UNCAF Nations Cups[6] as well as at the 2003[7] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[8] But most importantly, he was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and played in two matches.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 June 2003 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Guatemala 2–1 2–1 Friendly match
2 16 November 2003 Robertson Stadium, Houston, United States  Finland 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
3 19 June 2004 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Netherlands Antilles 3–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Playing style[edit]

Álvarez is known for his searing pace and acceleration, both on and off the ball. He is also very agile, making him very difficult for defenders to mark.

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