|Full name||Kristian Omar Álvarez Nuño|
|Date of birth||April 20, 1992|
|Place of birth||Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|2015–2016||→ Santos Laguna (loan)||17||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Álvarez was born in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico. He was one of the young promises of the Club Deportivo Guadalajara. He was already captain of the Chivas sub-17 team. On 23 April 2011 he made his professional debut against Cruz Azul in a 1-1 draw. Jose Luis Real has described Alvarez as very talented, strong, great at marking and sweeping, having bravery and aggression to rush out and deal with any unexpected goal threats.
on June 10, 2015 it was officially announced Kristian Alvarez would join Santos Laguna on loan.
Alvarez joined Veracruz on reported transfer fee of $1.5 million. 
In the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup he was the captain on the Mexico U-17 team. Right-back Kristian Alvarez opened for Mexico with an amazing long-range lob. Diego De Buen scores a brilliant volley to also score in the 3-0 win over Canada. Kristian Alvarez scored twice to help Mexico beat Guatemala 3-0 and reach the 2009 U-17 World Cup.
- Santos Laguna
- México está preparado para todo: Kristian Álvarez - Futbol - mediotiempo.com
- Mexico - Kristian Alvarez - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway
- Mexico's Alvarez Powers Tri To U-17 World Cup - Goal.com
- Concacaf Main | CONCACAF Home | Tournaments | Under 17s News | Mexico lose on penalties at U-17 World Cup