Mauricio Alfaro

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Mauricio Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Alberto Alfaro Valladares
Date of birth (1956-02-13) 13 February 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position midfielder
Number 16
Youth career
1976-1977 C.D. Dragón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979, 1982 Platense
1980-1982 Alianza F.C.
1983–1987 C.D. FAS
1987–1991 Cojutepeque F.C.
1991 Platense
National team
1979–1989 El Salvador
Teams managed
1992–1993 Platense
1994-1996 San Rafael F.C.
1997–1999 Municipal
2000–2003 Telecom
2003–2005 Platense
2005–2006 Coca Colo
2009– El Salvador U-21
2010–2012 El Salvador
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alfaro and the second or maternal family name is Valladares.

Mauricio Alberto Alfaro Valladares (born 13 February 1956) is a retired soccer player from El Salvador who represented his country at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. He is currently El Salvador's national football team's head coach.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Tuco, Alfaro started his career at Platense and joined Salvadoran giants C.D. FAS in 1983. With FAS he won a league title in 1984. He finished his career with Cojutepeque F.C., with whom he lost the 1988/89 league final to Luis Ángel Firpo.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for El Salvador in 1979 and has earned over 15 caps. He has represented his country in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played in the 1982 World Cup Finals match against Argentina.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

His first job was at Platense, where he was dismissed in January 2005.[3]

He has coached varies clubs in the lower leagues of El Salvador such as Telecom, Coca-cola, Municipal and San Rafael F.C..

He is currently the coach El Salvador U-21 and El Salvador U-20 who he helped qualify for the 2010 CAC Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.