Álvaro Sarabia

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Alvaro Sarabia
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Gustavo Sarabia Navarro
Date of birth (1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Deportes Puerto Montt
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Colo-Colo 4 (0)
2001 Arturo Fernández Vial ? (?)
2002–2005 Puerto Montt 80 (27)
2005 Chiapas 12 (1)
2006–2007 Palestino 40 (8)
2008–2009 Rangers de Talca 20 (1)
2009 Palestino 10 (0)
2010 Lota Schwager 27 (7)
2011– Puerto Montt 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2011.

Álvaro Gustavo Sarabia Navarro (born 5 January 1978) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for the Primera B side Puerto Montt.

Club career[edit]

Sarabia joined Colo-Colo lower divisions at early age, being promoted to the first adult team in 1997. In 2000, he moved to Arturo Fernández Vial of the Chilean second division.

In 2002, Sarabia signed for Puerto Montt, team of the Chilean Second Division in this time. He completed a good performance in the club, achieving the second division title, promoting to the Chilean Primera División.

His Primera División debut with Puerto Montt came on 2 March 2003, in a 1–0 home win to Palestino, and scored his first goal in Primera on 27 April against his former club Colo-Colo, in a 1–1 draw. Other important goal of Sarabia in the team was against other biggest club of Chile: Universidad Católica once in a 1–1 draw. In the next season, Sarabia scored 9 goals in 31 appearances in the all of season.

Sarabia lived his best moment of his career in the season 2005, being the goalscorer of the team and of the tournament with 13 goals. After of his Puerto Montt performances, he was transferred to the Mexican club Chiapas.

In Jaguares de Chiapas, Sarabia only scored 1 goal in 12 appearances, returning to Chile to play with Palestino the Torneo de Apertura 2006. In his club debut against Coquimbo Unido, he scored in the 3–1 victory to this club. However, he only scored 3 goals in 6 games, due to an injury that he suffered. In the Clausura, he did not play in all tournaments. In the next season, he played few games with the club, being transferred to Rangers de Talca in 2008.


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