Julián Álvarez (footballer)

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Julián Álvarez
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Calchín, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 9
Youth career
2016–2018 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– River Plate 5 (1)
National team
2019 Argentina U20 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:20, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:20, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Julián Álvarez (born 31 January 2000) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for River Plate.[1]

Club career[edit]

Álvarez began his career with River Plate in 2016, notably participating in the Generation Adidas Cup with the club's youth teams.[1][2] Prior to signing for River Plate, Álvarez had trials with Boca Juniors and Real Madrid.[3][4] He was moved into River Plate's senior squad under manager Marcelo Gallardo during the 2018–19 season, with his professional debut arriving on 27 October 2018 during an Primera División fixture with Aldosivi; he was substituted on for Rodrigo Mora with twenty-six minutes remaining of a 1–0 victory.[1][5][6] Álvarez appeared late on during the second leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores finals, with River Plate beating rivals Boca Juniors.[1]

Álvarez scored the first goal of his senior career on 17 March 2019, netting in a 3–0 league win over Independiente.[1]

International career[edit]

In 2018, Álvarez was selected by the Argentina U20s to train against the senior team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[7][8] In December, Álvarez was picked for the 2019 South American U-20 Championship.[9] He received a call-up from Fernando Batista for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in May 2019.[10] Four matches and one goal, versus South Africa, arrived for him in Poland.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 June 2019.[1]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 2018–19 Primera División 5 1 2 0 2 0 3[a] 1 1[b] 0 13 2
Career total 5 1 2 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 13 2
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in the FIFA Club World Cup

Honours[edit]

River Plate[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Argentina - J. Álvarez". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Álvarez: Llego al gol por consecuencia del juego". River Plate. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Se probó en Real Madrid - La historia del pibe al que Gallardo le dio la 9 de River para la Copa Libertadores". Clarín. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Se probó en Real Madrid, estuvo en el Mundial y el sábado debutaría en River". La Nación. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Ficha Estadistica de JULIAN ALVAREZ". BDFA. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Julián Álvarez, el 9 que hizo su debut en River". TyC Sports. 27 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Es cordobés, hace siete años se fotografió con Messi y hoy entrenan juntos". Mundod Lavoz. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. ^ "De 18 años - Julián Alvarez, el pibe argentino que jugó en Real Madrid y hoy es sparring de Lionel Messi". Clarín. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Convocados para el Sudamericano Sub 20". AFA. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Lista de convocados para el Mundial". AFA. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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