Álvaro Sánchez

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Álvaro Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Sánchez Alfaro
Date of birth (1984-08-02) August 2, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alajuelense
Number 10
Youth career
–2002 Grecia
2002–2003 Saprissa
2003–2007 Grecia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 San Carlos 129 (43)
2009 FC Dallas (loan) 3 (0)
2012– Alajuelense 62 (17)
National team
2009– Costa Rica 12 (3)
* 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

Álvaro Sánchez Alfaro (born August 2, 1984 in Ciudad Quesada) is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for Alajuelense.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

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.[1][2] He signed on loan with Major League Soccer side FC Dallas in March 2009.[3]

He joined Liga in summer 2012.[4]

International[edit]

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.[5]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile - LD Alajuelense
  2. ^ "Álvaro Sánchez". La Nación. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  3. ^ George, Brandon (2009-03-21). "FC Dallas picks up Costa Rica's Sanchez". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  4. ^ Álvaro Sánchez recibió la medida cautelar y puede jugar con Alajuelense - La Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Rodríguez, José Luis (2009-01-25). "Sánchez listo para tomar la batuta". La Nación. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 

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