Luis Roberto Alves

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Luís Roberto Alves
Personal information
Full name Luís Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic
Date of birth (1967-05-23) May 23, 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1983-1985 Corinthians[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 América 400 (162)
1996–1997 Atlante 30 (17)
1997–1998 América 35 (5)
1998–1999 Atlante 42 (7)
2000–2003 Necaxa 104 (23)
Total 612 (214)
National team
1988–2002 Mexico 84 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luís Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic (born May 23, 1967 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal) also known as Zague or Zaguinho is a former Mexican footballer. He is the son of José Alves "Zague". He is currently a pundit for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Mexico show Fútbol Picante.


Born to Brazilian parents, He spent his childhood in Brazil beginning his youth football career with Corinthians.[2] He returned to Mexico in 1985 and made his debut with the Mexican club América a year later. He immediately gained popularity within the team and became América holding the current record for most goals scored with America.

He was a physically strong and fast striker who was regarded as the best in his prime years for both América and Mexico. He was Hugo Sánchez`s strike partner in the Mexican side who finished runners-up in Copa América 1993, where he finished up as Mexico's top goalscorer of the tournament.

He was part of Mexico squad for the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup in which Mexico won the trophy and was the tournament top scorer with 11 goals which is still a CONCACAF record. Seven of those goals were scored against Martinique.

He is the 6th highest Mexico goalscorer of all time with 30 goals and 11th in the appearance records with 84 caps.

In the Primera División de México he is the 7th highest goalscorer with 209 goals. He is married to Mexican news anchorwoman, Paola Rojas.







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