Vázquez in action for Catalonia in 2013
|Full name||Álvaro Vázquez García|
|Date of birth||27 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2013–2014||→ Swansea City (loan)||12||(0)|
|2018||→ Gimnàstic (loan)||18||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2016
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Vázquez spent most of his life in Badalona. He joined RCD Espanyol's youth system in 2005 at the age of 14, and four years later he made his senior debuts, appearing with the reserves in Segunda División B and suffering team relegation.
Álvaro made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 21 September 2010, coming on as a substitute for Sergio García midway through the second half of a 0–3 away loss against Real Madrid. Only five days later, he scored the game's only goal in a home fixture against CA Osasuna, and remained with the main squad for the rest of the season, mainly acting as backup to Dani Osvaldo.
After Osvaldo departed for A.S. Roma in summer 2011, Vázquez was made starter by manager Mauricio Pochettino. In January 2012, over only four days, he scored four goals in two games: first, he equalised through a header in the last minutes of the local derby against FC Barcelona (1–1 home draw), then added a hat-trick to help defeat Córdoba CF in the campaign's Copa del Rey (4–2 home win, 5–4 on aggregate).
After spending 2012–13 with fellow league side Getafe CF, Vázquez became coach Michael Laudrup's eighth Spanish signing for his Swansea City team on 2 September 2013, with the loan move being subject to international clearance. He made his Premier League debut on the 22nd in a 2–0 victory at Crystal Palace, setting up Nathan Dyer for the second goal.
On 31 August 2016, Vázquez returned to his first club Espanyol after agreeing to a four-year contract. On 11 January 2018, after being rarely used, he was loaned to Gimnàstic de Tarragona in Segunda División for six months.
Vázquez represented Spain at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. He finished the competition with five goals (second-best, but with as many goals as the winner, Brazil's Henrique), as the nation reached the quarter-finals.
Also in 2011, Vázquez made his debut for the under-21 team. He helped them win the 2013 UEFA European Championship by scoring in his only appearance, the 3–0 group stage win against the Netherlands.
- As of 8 April 2014
|Swansea City||2013–14||Premier League||12||0||4||0||4[a]||0||20||0|
- Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
- Spain U21
- El test de Irene: Bartra-Álvaro Vázquez (Irene's test: Bartra-Álvaro Vázquez); YouTube, 15 November 2011 (in Spanish)
- Madrid cruise to win; ESPN Soccernet, 21 September 2010
- Espanyol enjoy home comforts; ESPN Soccernet, 26 September 2010
- Barcelona pegged back by rivals; ESPN Soccernet, 8 January 2012
- Álvaro se toma la Copa del Califa (Álvaro drinks Califh's Cup); Marca, 11 January 2012 (in Spanish)
- Álvaro Vázquez refuerza la delantera del Getafe (Álvaro Vázquez bolsters Getafe offence); Sport, 31 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Swansea City sign Alvaro Vazquez subject to clearance; BBC Sport, 2 September 2013
- Michael Laudrup believes Alvaro Vazquez completes Swans' squad; BBC Sport, 4 September 2013
- Crystal Palace 0–2 Swansea City: No Euro hangover as early Michu strike sets up Swans stroll; Daily Mirror, 22 September 2013
- Álvaro Vázquez torna a l'Espanyol (Álvaro Vázquez returns to Espanyol); RCD Espanyol, 31 August 2016 (in Catalan)
- "Álvaro Vázquez, arriba cedit del RCD Espanyol" [Álvaro Vázquez, arrives on loan from RCD Espanyol] (in Catalan). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- Álvaro Vázquez, 'Bota de plata' del mundial Sub-20 (Álvaro Vázquez, Under-20 World Cup 'Silver boot'); Marca, 21 August 2011 (in Spanish)
- Spain beat Netherlands to top Group B; UEFA, 12 June 2013
- "Álvaro Vázquez". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 April 2014.