Ernesto Álvarez

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Ernesto Álvarez
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Bernardo Álvarez
Date of birth (1928-08-10)August 10, 1928
Place of birth Fuentes, Argentina
Date of death September 27, 2010(2010-09-27) (aged 82)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Youth career
América de Funtes
Rosario Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1956 Banfield 152 (56)
1957–1958 Green Cross
1959–1965 Universidad de Chile 190 (71)
1966 Temuco
1967 Audax Italiano
National team
1963 Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernesto Bernardo Álvarez (born August 10, 1928 in Fuentes – d. September 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine and Chilean football striker. He played club football in Argentina and Chile.

Álvarez played youth football for América de Funtes and Rosario Central before joining Banfield in 1948. He went on to make 152 appearances for the club, scoring 56 goals.

In 1957 he moved to Chile toplay for Green Cross and in 1959 he joined Universidad de Chile where he became an important member of the team that became known as the "Ballet Azul" (Blue Ballet). He won four league championship titles with the club and is still one of the top scoring players in the history of the club with 82 goals in 190 games.

In 1963 he gained Chilean citizenship and played one game for the Chile national team against Uruguay in the "Copa Juan Pinto Durán".

Álvarez left "La U" in 1965 and returned to Green Cross, who had changed their name to Club de Deportes Temuco, he played his final season in 1967 for Audax Italiano.

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