Allan Alemán

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Allan Alemán
Personal information
Full name Allan Alemán Avila
Date of birth (1983-07-29) 29 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Deportivo Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Deportivo Saprissa 78 (13)
2007 Puntarenas 7 (2)
2007–2009 Liberia Mia 36 (5)
2009 Brujas 12 (1)
2010–2012 Deportivo Saprissa 44 (2)
2012–2013 Xelajú 36 (5)
2013–2014 Real España 35 (4)
2014 Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 14 (2)
National team
2007–2008 Costa Rica 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2008
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alemán and the second or maternal family name is Avila.

Allan Alemán Avila (born 29 July 1983 in San José, Costa Rica[1]) is a Costa Rican professional football player who plays for Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard in the China League One.

Club career[edit]

Alemán made his professional debut with Deportivo Saprissa where he was known for his hard work on the field, his quickness, scoring skills and most of all his talent for creating assists.[2]

With Saprissa he won two national championships, as well as an UNCAF Cup title and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title.[1] After the Clausura 2007 tournament, he signed with Italian businessman Matteo Quintavalle, which meant his departure from the team, seeing as Quintavalle is not a FIFA-licensed player's agent, and Saprissa would not negotiate with him. Quintavalle was accused of fraud,[3] and Alemán left Quintavalle (after a breach of contract by Quintavalle), and signed with Puntarenas F.C. on his own. 5 days before the transfer window closed, Aleman signed with Liberia Mia, but was allowed to play 2 more matches with Puntareanas against Saprissa, one of them for the UNCAF Cup Semifinals. Later he sign with Brujas but in January 2010, he sign back with Saprissa. Alemán participated in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup with his team, who ended up in third place, behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C..[4]

On 23 July 2014, Alemán transferred to China League One side Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.[5]


In the 2012 Allan decided to go to the Xelajú in Guatemala[6] who were managed by compatriot Hernán Medford. In summer 2013 he moved to Honduran football, joining Medford's new club Real España.[7]

International career[edit]

Alemán has made ten appearances for the senior Costa Rica national football team, his debut coming in a friendly against Chile on 2 June 2007.[8] He appeared in two matches for Costa Rica at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Me gusta la cocina". Al Día. 2007-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Remontada saprissista en 30 minutos : ALEMÁN 5 - PUNTARENAS 2". Diario Extra. 2006-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Police Raid Quintavalle Home and Hotel". Inside Costa Rica Daily News. 2007-07-05. 
  4. ^ Allan AlemánFIFA competition record
  5. ^ 新疆队签约新外援-阿兰 at 2014-07-23 Retrieved 2014-07-25
  6. ^ Sitio web guatemalteco confirma a Allan Alemán en el Xelajú - Nación (Spanish)
  7. ^ Tico Allan Alemán, primer fichaje del Real España - La Prensa (Spanish)
  8. ^ "International Friendly Matches 2007". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 24 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  9. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 24 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 

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