Carlos Alvarado Villalobos
|Full name||Carlos Alvarado Villalobos|
|Date of birth||19 December 1927|
|Place of birth||Santa Bárbara, Heredia, Costa Rica|
|1950||América de Cali||10||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Santa Bárbara, Heredia, Alvarado played as a goalkeeper. He began his career with L.D. Alajuelense, making his Costa Rican Primera División debut in 1945. Alvarado spent most of his career with Alajuelense, winning six Primera División titles in the process. There, he earned the nickname "Aguilucho" (hawk) for the aggressive manner in which he attacked opponents trying to score. He would play 159 league games for Liga.
Alvarado began playing professional football with Mexican Primera División side Club América in 1947. He returned to Alajuelense after one season, and would spend three months in Colombia with América de Cali during 1950.
Alvarado's most memorable game was a 1951 match against Boca Juniors. In the 90th minute, Alvarado blocked a penalty shot that would have given Boca the win. Costa Rican president Otilio Ulate Blanco gave Alvarado his watch, which he stopped at the moment Alvarado blocked the shot.
- América statistics @ Golgolgol.net
- Rivera Jiménez, Arnoldo (20 June 1999). "Carlos Alvarado marcó, para siempre, el puesto de guardameta" [Carlos Alvarado marked forever as a goalkeeper] (in Spanish). La Nacion.
- Rivera Jiménez, Arnoldo (20 June 1999). "Alvarado, en breve" [Alvarado in brief] (in Spanish). La Nacion.
- "Carlos Alvarado". Revista Oficial de Socios de LDA “En Rojo y Negro” (in Spanish). Alajuela, Costa Rica. June 2003. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- Alejandro González es leyenda en Alajuelense - UNAFUT (Spanish)
- "Carlos Alvardo Villalobos" (in Spanish). Salón de la Fama del Deporte Costarricense. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
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