Enrique Alfaro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Alfaro and the second or maternal family name is Rojas.
Enrique Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Enrique Alfaro Rojas
Date of birth (1974-12-11) 11 December 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 Toluca 226 (31)
National team
1996–1998 Mexico 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Enrique Alfaro (born 11 December 1974) is a retired Mexican football midfielder. He spent most of his career with Toluca, playing from 1994 to 2002.

An attacking midfielder who normally lined up on the right side of the midfield line or in a three-forward attack, Alfaro played a key part in Toluca's championship runs during the Verano tournaments of 1998, 1999, and 2000.[1]

Alfaro also had a successful international career. As part of the Under-23 selection, he represented Mexico at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, appearing in all four matches.[2] He also collected 20 full caps for Mexico, including five qualifiers for the 1998 FIFA World Cup,[2] and played on Mexico's title-winning squad at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3] A favorite selection at the beginning of the regime of Bora Milutinovic, Alfaro gradually slipped down the pecking order with the emergence of Luis Hernandez and Cuauhtémoc Blanco as the preferred strikers under Milutinovic's successor, Manuel Lapuente. He collected his first cap against Bolivia in a 1-0 win at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on June 8, 1996,[4] and made his last international appearance on March 18, 1998, in a 1-1 draw with Paraguay.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ MedioTiempo. "Enrique Alfaro - Toluca". Retrieved on January 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b FIFA. "FIFA Player Statistics: Enrique Alfaro". Retrieved on January 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details". RSSSF, February 20, 2005. Retrieved on January 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Morrison, Neil. "International Matches 1996 - Intercontinental, April-June". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on January 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Morrison, Neil. "International Matches 1998 - Intercontinental". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on January 17, 2013.