Álvaro Betancourt

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Álvaro Betancourt
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Betancourt
Date of birth (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Caguas, Puerto Rico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Puerto Rico Bayamón
Number 9
Youth career
2011–2012 Conquistadores de Guaynabo
2012–2013 Valparaiso Crusaders
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Puerto Rico Bayamón 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Puerto Rico U20 5 (0)
2011–2015 Puerto Rico 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2016

Álvaro Betancourt (born 8 February 1994) is a Puerto Rican attacking midfielder for the National Premier Soccer League club Puerto Rico Bayamón.

Alvaro's accurate through passes, long distance shots, and playing intensity have made him famous throughout Puerto Rico. His talent has led some of his peers to call him "The Chosen One," but since his playing style is very comparable to star Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta, some call him the "Puerto Rican Iniesta."

In November 2011, he became part of the Puerto Rico National Team and is considered one of the biggest prospects in America. He made his international debut vs. St Lucia at the age of 17.[2]


  1. ^ Álvaro Betancourt at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Crusader men's soccer adds five for 2012". ValpoAthletics. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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