Álvaro Giménez

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Personal information
Full name Álvaro Giménez Candela
Date of birth (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Elche, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Elche B 44 (21)
2007–2008 Elche 7 (0)
2010 Valencia B 2 (0)
2010–2011 Torrellano Illice 34 (13)
2011–2013 Mallorca B 28 (6)
2011–2013 Mallorca 13 (2)
2013–2014 Elche B 6 (1)
2013– Elche 19 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U17 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.

† Appearances (goals)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Giménez and the second or maternal family name is Candela.

Álvaro Giménez Candela (born 19 May 1991), simply known as Álvaro, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Elche CF as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Elche, Alicante, Valencian Community, Giménez was a product of hometown Elche CF's youth system. He made his debut for the first team on 22 September 2007 in a 1–2 away loss against Real Sociedad, and played six more second division matches with the main squad in that season.

In January 2010 Álvaro signed with neighbouring Valencia CF, who had already tried to acquire the player the previous year.[1][2] He was assigned to the B-team, appearing rarely as the club suffered relegation from the third level.

Álvaro returned to his hometown for the 2010–11 campaign, performing consistently at amateurs Torrellano Illice CF in division four. In 4 July 2011 he joined RCD Mallorca B in the third category,[3] being promoted to the main squad shortly after[4] and making his La Liga debut on 29 October, in a 0–5 loss at FC Barcelona.[5]

Álvaro's first two goals in the top flight awarded the Balearic Islands side four games, as he scored against Athletic Bilbao (1–1, home)[6] and Sporting de Gijón (3–2, away)[7]– on both occasions, he was fielded by manager Joaquín Caparrós in the starting XI. However, in August 2012, he underwent surgery to correct a pubalgia ailment,[8] being sidelined until November.

In the 2013 summer Álvaro moved to Elche CF, being initially assigned to the reserves in division three. In October he suffered a serious knee injury,[9] being sidelined until May of the following year.

On 19 August 2014 Álvaro signed a new two-year deal with the Franjiverdes, being definitely promoted to the first team.[10]


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