Mauricio Alfaro

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Mauricio Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Alberto "El Tuco" Alfaro Valladares
Date of birth (1956-02-13) 13 February 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1976–1977 Dragón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979, 1982 Platense
1980–1982 Alianza
1983–1987 FAS
1987–1991 Cojutepeque
1991 Platense
National team
1979–1989 El Salvador
Teams managed
1992–1993 Platense
1994–1996 San Rafael F.C.
1997–1999 Municipal
2000–2003 Telecom
2003–2005 Platense
2005–2006 Coca Colo
2009–2014 El Salvador U-21
2010–2012 El Salvador (Assistant coach / Interim coach)[1]
2011–2014 El Salvador U-20
2015 Atlético Comalapa
2015–2016 Quequeisque
2016 Municipal Limeño
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alfaro and the second or maternal family name is Valladares.

Mauricio Alberto Alfaro Valladares (born 13 February 1956) is a retired soccer player from El Salvador who represented his country at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Tuco, Alfaro started his career at Platense and joined Salvadoran giants FAS in 1983. With FAS he won a league title in 1984. He finished his career with Cojutepeque, with whom he lost the 1988/89 league final to Luis Ángel Firpo.[2]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for El Salvador in 1979 and has earned over 15 caps. He has represented his country in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played in the 1982 World Cup Finals match against Argentina.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

His first job was at Platense, where he was dismissed in January 2005.[4]

He has coached varies clubs in the lower leagues of El Salvador such as Telecom, Coca-cola, Municipal and San Rafael F.C..

He is coached El Salvador U-21 and El Salvador U-20 who he helped qualify for the 2010 CAC Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

He helped El Salvador U-20 become the first Salvadoran team to win a game at a world cup, by defeating the Australia 2-1.

He coached in the Primera division for the first time in 2016, leading the recently promoted Municipal limeno in the Apertura 2016 Campaign. He later resigned which came as a shock as he amassed a respectable five wins and six draws from seventeen games, he cited crowd problems and clashes with several players as the main reasons.[1]



Managerial stats[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L %
Limeño El Salvador July 2016 November 2016 17 5 6 6 29.4


  1. ^ "Rugamas will coach until the UNCAF games". La Prensa Grafica. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ El Salvador - List of Final Tables 1988/89 - RSSSF
  3. ^ Mauricio AlfaroFIFA competition record
  4. ^ Alfaro ya no es el técnico del Platense - El Diario de Hoy (Spanish)