Damián Ariel Álvarez

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Damián Álvarez
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Personal information
Full name Damián Ariel Álvarez
Date of birth (1979-05-21) May 21, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Morón, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
UANL
Number 11
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 River Plate 54 (9)
2001 Reggina 5 (0)
2002 River Plate 6 (1)
2003–2006 Morelia 118 (23)
2006–2010 Pachuca 140 (22)
2010– UANL 191 (28)
National team
2012–2013 Mexico 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Damián Ariel Álvarez (May 21, 1979) is an Argentine professional footballer, who plays for Liga MX club Tigres de la UANL. He holds Mexican citizenship since 2012.

A left winger, his key attributes are his speed, dribbling and crossing. Before joining Tigres, he played for River Plate, Reggina, Morelia and Pachuca.

Club career[edit]

Álvarez made his professional debut in Argentina for River Plate in 1998. In 2002, he moved to Serie B to play for Reggina. However, he returned to the Americas a year later, joining Morelia of the Primera División de México. Álvarez played a significant role for the team that season, playing in 16 games, 13 starts, and scoring three goals and helped them reach the league final but lost to Monterrey. He remained a consistent starter for the team and started a total of 60 games for the team, scoring nine goals.

He has since moved on to C.F. Pachuca, earning six championships with the team: one Copa Sudamericana, three CONCACAF Champions' Cup, one SuperLiga, and the Clausura 2007. Álvarez has been a significant member of those six championship teams.

Tigres UANL[edit]

In 2010, he moved to Tigres UANL and became a key for the Apertura 2011 Championship. He scored the goal of the 1-0 victory in the first leg of the finals against Santos Laguna. On December 14, 2014, Álvarez received a red card along with teammates Hernán Burbano and Nahuel Guzmán in the Apertura 2014 final against Club América. Álvarez and his team lost 3–0 in the final at the Estadio Azteca.[1][2] Álvarez played an important role in the playoffs of the Apertura 2015 season, conquering his second League championship with Tigres. Damián, who in the regular season played a substitute role, scored one goal in quarterfinals against Chiapas and one more in semifinals against Toluca. Tigres defeated Pumas UNAM in the finals.

International career[edit]

In 2012, Álvarez became a naturalized Mexican citizen, having settled in Mexico in 2003. He was called up to Mexico national team on 23 February for a friendly against Colombia; Mexico lost 2-0.

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

River Plate
Pachuca
UANL

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "America crowned as Tigres see red cards". fifa.com. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Three players sent off in NINE MINUTES as Mexican league final turns sour". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2014.