|Full name||Álvaro Mesén Murillo|
|Date of birth||December 24, 1972|
|Place of birth||Alajuela, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Mesén made his league debut for Carmelita on 6 March 1993 against Turrialba during the 1992-93 season before heading off to Costa Rica giants Alajuelense. He went on to play 207 league games for Liga, scoring one goal, a penalty in the 1999-2000 season.
Mesén made his debut for Costa Rica in a November 1999 friendly match against Slovakia and earned a total of 38 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in 15 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was a non-playing squad member at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.
His final international was a May 2006 friendly match against the Czech Republic.
After retiring in 2010, Mesén became the new secretary-general of Fedefutbol in September 2012. He has a master's degree in business administration. He resigned from Fedefutbol in February 2013.
- Álvaro Mesén en datos - Nación (Spanish)
- Álvaro Mesén: ‘Faltó el broche de oro, jugar en un Mundial’ - Nación (Spanish)
- Alejandro González es leyenda en Alajuelense - UNAFUT (Spanish)
- Brujas recibe a Gobatto y cede a Álvaro Mesén - Nación (Spanish)
- Appearances for Costa Rica National Team - RSSSF
- Álvaro Mesén – FIFA competition record
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 - Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2002 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Celebrity Support "Kick Child Labour Out of the World!"
- Álvaro Mesén es nuevo secretario general de la Fedefutbol - Nación (Spanish)
- Álvaro Mesén renunció a su cargo en la FEDEFUTBOL - CR Hoy (Spanish)