Emiliano Alfaro

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Emiliano Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Emiliano Alfaro Toscano
Date of birth (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Fujairah
Number --
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Liverpool 107 (41)
2010 San Lorenzo (loan) 18 (2)
2012–2015 Lazio 8 (0)
2012–2013 Al Wasl (loan) 24 (17)
2014–2015 Liverpool (loan) 27 (21)
2016–2017 NorthEast United 13 (5)
2017– Al-Fujairah
National team
2005 Uruguay U-17 9 (1)
2007 Uruguay U-20 2 (0)
2011– Uruguay 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alfaro and the second or maternal family name is Toscano.

Emiliano Alfaro Toscano (born April 28, 1988) is a Uruguayan footballer striker for Al-Fujairah . He is nicknamed El Picaro, meaning The Thief in Italian language.[1]

Playing style[edit]

Alfaro is a striker, who plays mainly near the opponent's goal. Not being endowed with great technique, he makes tenacity,competitive spirit and opportunism three of his best qualities.[2]

Club career[edit]

Liverpool Montevideo and loan to San Lorenzo[edit]

Alfaro started his professional career with Montevideo club Liverpool at the age of 18, becoming a first-team regular at a young age. After slowly developing as a footballer, Alfaro became a regular scorer for Liverpool. His best period at the club was the 2009–10 Apertura tournament, when he scored 13 times in 15 league matches.

His excellent performances led him to be transferred on loan to the well known Argentine club San Lorenzo de Almagro.[3] His time in Argentina was not particularly successful, as he only managed to score twice for San Lorenzo.

Alfaro returned to Liverpool, where he again became a regular goalscorer. His performances were strong enough to draw the attention of Óscar Tabárez, coach of the Uruguay national team, for whom Alfaro made his debut.

Lazio[edit]

His form also saw him attract interest from Europe, and on January 12, 2012, Alfaro moved to Italian Serie A club Lazio for a fee of 3 million euro. He chose the number 30 shirt, never before worn at Lazio. He made his debut on 19 February in the 5–1 away defeat, against Palermo.[4] He ended the season by making 8 appearances in total without scoring any goal.

Al Wasl[edit]

On September 12, 2012 Alfaro was loaned to Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates, with option to purchase value set at 3.5 million.[5] He made his debut on September 18 in the UAE President's Cup , scoring two goals against Al-Ittihad Kalba SC.[6] On September 23 2012 he made his debut in the league , to mark the victory, 4–1, against Al-Wahda where he also scored a hat trick.[7] After 33 appearances and 24 goals in total, he returned to Lazio.

Back to Liverpool[edit]

After spending the entire season of 2013–2014 in bench, on August 28, 2014 was loaned to his old club Liverpool Montevideo, the team that launched him in professional football.[8] On 13 September he played first game of season against the Torque in which he also scored a goal, with the game ending 3–0 to Liverpool.[9] In the next game against Central Español on 27 September, he scored a brace that allowed his team to win the game 3–1.[10] On May 2, 2015, with a 2–1 victory against Cerro Largo, Liverpool earned the promotion to the Uruguayan Primera División.[11] On the May 23 with the closing of the season, he became the top scorer of the championship with a total of 21 goals scored in 27 games played.

Thailand[edit]

At the end of the loan period Alfaro went back to Lazio, but at the end of the summer transfer market summer he was sold to Thailand champions Buriram United .Due to injuries sustained in pre-season he never played for Buriram United, and finally his contract was mutually terminated.[12]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Details correct to 28 August 2014

Season Club League Cup Continental Other cups Total
Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005–06 Uruguay Liverpool (Montevideo) PD 6 0 - 6 0
2006–07 PD 12 1 - 12 1
2007–08 PD 28 4 - 28 4
2008–09 PD 21 10 21 10
2009–10 PD 15 13 CS 2 0 - 17 13
Jan.-Jun. 2010 Argentina San Lorenzo PD 15 2 - 15 2
2010 PD 3 0 - 3 0
Total San Lorenzo 18 2 - 18 2
2010–11 Uruguay Liverpool (Montevideo) PD 13 5 - 13 5
2011 PD 12 7 CL 2 1 14 8
Total Liverpool 107 41 4 1 111 42
Jan.-Jun. 2012 Italy Lazio A 8 0 CI 0 0 UEL 0 0 8 0
2012–13 United Arab Emirates Al Wasl UPL 24 17 EC 8 6 32 23
2013–14 Italy Lazio A 0 0 CI 0 0 UEL 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Uruguay Liverpool (Montevideo) PD 0 0 - 0 0
Total Al Wasl 24 17 8 6 32 23
Total 157 60 8 6 - 169 67

International career[edit]

Alfaro first represented Uruguay at the 2005 South American Under-17 Football Championship held in Venezuela. The Uruguayans were runners-up to Brazil and qualified for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, which was hosted by Peru. Alfaro also played at the world championship, but Uruguay finished bottom of its group.

He then played with the Uruguayan under-20 team at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada alongside Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez.

On November 7, 2011 he was named for a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Chile in Montevideo.[13]

Alfaro made his debut for Uruguay against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 15 November 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Alfaro is of Italian heritage and holds an Italian passport, which allowed him to join Lazio as an EU player. His ancestors are from the Piedmontese town of Rorà, about 60 km southwest of Turin.[14]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Liverpool

North East United F.C.

Individual[edit]

Hero Indian Super League (1): 2016–17

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.laoraldeportiva.com.uy/emiliano_alfaro_nacional_liverpool.html
  2. ^ http://www.corrieredellosport.it/calcio_mercato/2012/01/05-213796/Emiliano+Alfaro+alla+Lazio.+Sosa%3A+%C2%AB%C3%88+il+nuovo+Aguilera%C2%BB
  3. ^ "Emiliano Alfaro a San Lorenzo" (in Spanish). FIFA. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ http://it.soccerway.com/matches/2012/02/19/italy/serie-a/us-citta-di-palermo/ss-lazio-roma/1175855/
  5. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/serie-a/lazio-alfaro-ceduto-in-prestito-all-al-wasl-384161
  6. ^ http://it.soccerway.com/matches/2012/09/18/united-arab-emirates/emirates-cup/al-ittihad-kalba/al-wasl-dubai/1383923/
  7. ^ http://it.soccerway.com/matches/2012/09/23/united-arab-emirates/premier-league/al-wasl-dubai/al-wahda-fc-abu-dhabi/1394384/
  8. ^ http://www.sslazio.it/news/news/1-news/4757-comunicato-28082014.html
  9. ^ http://www.liverpoolfc.com.uy/noticia_2017-La-primera-en-casa.html
  10. ^ http://www.liverpoolfc.com.uy/noticia_2024-Segunda-victoria-del-torneo.html
  11. ^ http://www.liverpoolfc.com.uy/noticia_2145-LIVERPOOL-CAMPEON.html
  12. ^ Chanapinijwong, Jedsada (5 July 2016). "THE INVISIBLE : 10 แข้งต่างชาติที่ไร้ตัวตนในไทยลีก" (in Thai). footballchannelasia. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Emiliano Alfaro y Diego Rodriguez fueron citados a la selección de Uruguay" (in Spanish). Qualification for Brazil. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "E' il momento di Alfaro" (in Italian). La Lazio Siamo Noi. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 

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