Javier Alvial

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Javier Alvial
Personal information
Full name Javier Andres Alvial
Date of birth (1992-01-12) January 12, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Fairfax, Virginia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Left Midfielder, Center Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Luis de Quillota
Number 21

Javier Alvial (born January 12, 1992 in Fairfax, Virginia) is a retired American & Chilean footballer who last played for San Luis de Quillota in Chile. He is currently working as a Professional Scout for the Portland Timbers.



Alvial has been all over the world in his youth career. Playing in several top youth clubs such as Club Deportivo Universidad Católica in Chile, Club Atlético River Plate in Argentina, Defensor Sporting in Uruguay, Chivas USA in United States, Chelsea F.C. in England, etc.

It has been said that Alvial played in these clubs for a year or less in El Gráfico. In an interview translated from Spanish to English, he states "because of my fathers job, I always had to be travelling from place to place which is why I could not stay in one club".

He then played for University of Alabama at Birmingham for a few months, but withdrew from the team in half season to pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.[1]


Alvial's first professional experience was with Puerto Rico Islanders at the age of 14, when well-known players such as Arturo Norambuena and Gustavo Barros Schelotto were playing. His other professional experiences were with Deportes Iquique,[2] and Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, and FC Dallas.[3]

Alvial's first official professional club was in 2013, playing for San Luis de Quillota in Quillota, Chile.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Son of Jorge Alvial, Javier Alvial grew up in many different places outside of the United States such as Chile, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. In the states, he grew up in Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. He's the youngest out of the two older siblings he has.


  1. ^ "El torneo chileno tiene a su propio Mario Balotelli: "Me gusta la comparación"" (in Spanish). El Grafico. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  2. ^ "Javier Alvial: From USA to the Land of Champions" (in Spanish). Pasion Celeste. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  3. ^ "Entrevista: Javier Alvial" (in Spanish). Peloteroscm. 12/04/2013. Retrieved 2013-03-19. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Kalule: "Es una gran responsabilidad dentro y fuera de la cancha"" (in Spanish). San Luis de Quillota. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-03-19.