Cristián Álvarez (footballer, born 1980)
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|Full name||Cristián Andrés Álvarez Valenzuela|
|Date of birth||20 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Curicó, Chile|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Chiapas (loan)||20||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:09, 11 February 2013 (UTC).
He started his pro career in Universidad Católica in 1999 against O'Higgins. His first match with River Plate was on 7 August 2005 in the 2-0 victory against Tiro Federal. In 2007 moved Alvarez to Beitar Jerusalem. In a match against Maccabi Netanya Alvarez scored a goal from 35 meters which is nominated to be goals of the year. After two years in Israel with Beitar Jerusalem left on 19 August 2009 his club and signed for Chiapas for one season.
He competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney representing Chile and won the bronze medal. His debut with the Chilean national team was in 2000 against Ecuador during qualifications for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He has 23 caps for his country.
- Universidad Católica
- Beitar Jerusalem