Kily Álvarez

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Kily
Personal information
Full name David Álvarez Aguirre
Date of birth (1984-02-05) 5 February 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Avilés, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Madalena
Youth career
1995–2003 Oviedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Oviedo 26 (1)
2004–2006 Langreo 64 (4)
2006–2008 Atlético Madrid B 44 (0)
2008–2009 Orihuela 12 (1)
2009–2010 Novelda 29 (3)
2010 Marino 6 (0)
2010–2013 Langreo 80 (4)
2013 Noja 10 (0)
2014 Cudillero 19 (1)
2015 L'Entregu 0 (0)
2015–2016 Grisú ? (4)
2018– Madalena
National team
2007–2014 Equatorial Guinea 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 January 2017

David Álvarez Aguirre (born 5 February 1984), known as Kily, is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays for Spanish club La Madalena de Morcín CF mainly as a right midfielder but also as a right back.

Early life[edit]

Kily was born in Avilés, Asturias, Spain to a Spanish mother and an Equatoguinean father, never knowing the latter.[1]

Club career[edit]

After finishing his formation with the club, Kily started playing with Real Oviedo, having the honour of scoring its first-ever goal in Tercera División.[1] He spent his entire career in the Spanish lower leagues, also representing UP Langreo (two spells),[2][3][4] Atlético Madrid B,[5] Orihuela CF, Novelda CF, Marino de Luanco,[6] SD Noja, CD Cudillero and L'Entregu CF.

In 2018, Kily helped La Madalena de Morcín CF to their first promotion ever to the fourth level.[7]

International career[edit]

Kily made his debut for Equatorial Guinea in 2007.[8] He was selected in the squad that appeared at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil,[9] where on 25 January he scored arguably the country's most important goal, netting in the 90th minute for a 2–1 group stage win against Senegal, which meant the hosts qualified to the quarter-finals at the expense of their opponents.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b La hazaña de Kily (Kily's exploit); La Nueva España, 27 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Kily vuelve al Langreo en la visita del Uni (Kily returns for Langreo in Uni visit); La Nueva España, 12 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Kily jugador del U.P. Langreo nuevamente convocado por la selección de Guinea Ecuatorial (Kily U.P. Langreo again calledup by Equatorial Guinea national team); Asturias Deportiva, 18 May 2012 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Kily: «Quiero subir por fin en una promoción» (Kily: «I want to promote in playoffs already»); La Nueva España, 25 April 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Agüero deja muestra de su clase con un golazo ante el Atlético B (Agüero showcases class with superb goal against Atlético B); Marca, 22 July 2006 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Kily: «Tenía ganas de volver y el Marino es la mejor opción» (Kily: «I was looking forward to returning and Marino is the best option»); La Nueva España, 25 June 2010 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Pérez, P. (8 May 2018). "Un ascenso desde casa" [A promotion from home] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  8. ^ Atlético: Kili y Bertin, convocados por Guinea y Haití (Atlético: Kili and Bertin, selected by Guinea and Haiti); Noticias, 24 May 2007 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Kily empieza su aventura con Guinea (Kily starts adventure with Guinea); El Comercio, 10 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Unfancied co-hosts Equatorial Guinea sparkle in the rain; The Guardian, 26 January 2012
  11. ^ Kily, el delantero de Tercera que se ha erigido en el héroe de Guinea (Kily, forward in Tercera who has risen to hero in Guinea); Marca, 26 January 2012 (in Spanish)

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