Álvaro Misael Alfaro
|Full name||Álvaro Misael Alfaro Sánchez|
|Date of birth||January 6, 1971|
|Place of birth||Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1987||Destroyer La Libertad (youth)|
|1994–2001||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|2002–2003||San Salvador FC|
|2009–2010||Isidro Metapán (Goalkeeper coach)|
|2010–2013||Águila (Goalkeeper coach)|
|2013||Alianza (Goalkeeper coach)|
|2013–2014||Águila (Goalkeeper coach)|
|2015||Luis Ángel Firpo (Goalkeeper coach)|
|2015–2016||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|2016–2017||Chalatenango (Goalkeeper coach)|
|2017||Isidro Metapán (interim manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Misael Alfaro started his career in 1987 at juvenile team of Destroyer La Libertad.
Them he went to Alianza in 1988, and joined Luis Ángel Firpo in 1994 and was soon promoted to starting goalie. Alfaro had a very successful time with Luis Ángel Firpo, winning several national league titles (1997–98, Clausura 1999, and Clausura 2000), but also losing the final in the Apertura 2001.
Goalkeeping scoring record
Alfaro was ranked number 8 in the World's Most Successful Goalscoring Goalkeepers of All Time, chart with 31 goals, with 11 of those coming from a penalty kick.
After his retirement from football, Misael Alfaro decided to try his luck in the technical staff of different national teams as goalkeeper coach.
Before starting the Apertura 2013 tournament, Alfaro signed as a goalkeeper coach of Alianza, team in which he was only one year working.
At the end of his period in Alianza, Alfaro signed as new goalkeeper coach of Águila (2013–2014), time in which he also received his credentials of 'Clase B' coach.
In 2014 Alfaro was appointed as new coach of the reserve team of Águila, making the youth team champion of the Apertura tournament of reserves teams.
In 2015 Alfaro was announced as new goalkeeper coach of Luis Ángel Firpo, team that at that time played in the Segunda División. After the dismissal of Nelson Ancheta of Luis Ángel Firpo, Alfaro was appointed as the team's new coach, Alfaro's first experience as a head coach in a professional team.
In 2016 Juventud Independiente bought the category to Luis Ángel Firpo, being administered by the team of Opico. Alfaro retained his charge as coach, but after severe arrears in salary payments he resigned his charge in the team.
In the Clausura 2018 Alvaro was appointed as new coach of Audaz at the time a newly promoted team.
As October 2018, Alfaro was appointed as new coach of Chalatenango for the Apertura 2018 tournament. With Chalatenango Alfaro it was also goalkeeper coach in 2016.
He has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches in two World Cup campaigns. However, both were unsuccessful, with the national team failing to progress to the final group stages.
Álvaro Misael Alfaro announced his retirement from the international games in 2006, after learning of problems with his heart. His final international game was a February 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Costa Rica.
|1997–1998||Luis Ángel Firpo||Primera División|
|Clausura 1999||Luis Ángel Firpo||Primera División|
|Clausura 2000||Luis Ángel Firpo||Primera División|
|Clausura 2003||San Salvador||Primera División|
|Clausura 2007||Isidro Metapán||Primera División|
|Clausura 2010||Isidro Metapán||Primera División|