|Full name||Álvaro Sánchez Alfaro|
|Date of birth||August 2, 1984|
|Place of birth||Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2009||→ FC Dallas (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 November 2012
Before he signed for Alajuelense, Sánchez had been a member of the Primera División de Costa Rica team San Carlos for whom he made his debut on 7 March 2007. He signed on loan with Major League Soccer side FC Dallas in March 2009.
He joined Liga in summer 2012.
Sánchez was selected as a member of the Costa Rica national football team squad at the UNCAF Nations Cup 2009, playing 4 games and scoring 2 goals. He made his debut for the senior side in the first match of the tournament against Panama, following an injury to teammate Yosimar Arias.
|1||January 23, 2009||Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Panama||3- 0||3 - 0||2009 UNCAF Nations Cup|
|2||January 25, 2009||Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Guatemala||1-0||3 - 1||2009 UNCAF Nations Cup|
|3||May 25, 2012||Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica||Guatemala||2-1||3 - 2||Friendly|
- Profile - LD Alajuelense
- "Álvaro Sánchez". La Nación. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- George, Brandon (2009-03-21). "FC Dallas picks up Costa Rica's Sanchez". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
- Álvaro Sánchez recibió la medida cautelar y puede jugar con Alajuelense - La Nación (in Spanish)
- Rodríguez, José Luis (2009-01-25). "Sánchez listo para tomar la batuta". La Nación. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
- Álvaro Sánchez at National-Football-Teams.com
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