|Full name||Salvador José Carmona Álvarez|
|Date of birth||August 22, 1975|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Salvador José Carmona Álvarez (born 22 August 1975 in Mexico City) is a former Mexican football defender who is currently banned for life from playing professional soccer affiliated to FIFA for failing two separate anti-doping tests.
During his career, he obtained 85 caps for the Mexico national team since his debut in 1996. He had an important role in the success of the team at two World Cup tournaments: 1998 and 2002.
He was involved in a doping controversy and suspended one year as was teammate Aaron Galindo, in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, therefore prohibiting both players from representing Mexico in the 2006 World Cup. On 16 May 2007, Carmona received a lifetime ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for testing positive once again in an antidoping control test taken on 31 January 2006.
Mexico National Team
- "José Salvador Carmona – International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- Rodriguez, Carlos (19 May 2007). "Carmona gets lifetime doping suspension". USATODAY.com.
- Salvador Carmona at National-Football-Teams.com
- Carmona's case Decision rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
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