Kristian Álvarez

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Kristian Álvarez Nuño
Personal information
Full name Kristian Omar Álvarez Nuño
Date of birth (1992-04-20) April 20, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Guadalajara 59 (0)
2015–2016 Santos Laguna (loan) 17 (0)
2017– Veracruz 5 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Mexico U17 7 (0)
2010–2011 Mexico U20 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kristian Omar Álvarez Nuño (born 20 April 1992) is a Mexican footballer who plays as Centre Back for Veracruz.

Club career[edit]

CD Gualadajara[edit]

Álvarez was born in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico. He was one of the young promises of the Club Deportivo Guadalajara.[1] He was already captain of the Chivas sub-17 team.[2] On 23 April 2011 he made his professional debut against Cruz Azul in a 1-1 draw.[3] 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.

Santos Laguna[edit]

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. [4]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-17[edit]

In the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup[5] he was the captain on the Mexico U-17 team.[6] 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