Rafael Álvarez

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For the American television writer, see Rafael Alvarez.
Rafael Álvarez
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Born October 29, 1971
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Serrano.

Rafael Álvarez Serrano (born October 29, 1971 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas) is a retired male diver from Spain, best known for winning the bronze medals at the 1997 European Championships in Seville, Spain and at the World University Games in 1999. He represented his native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988. Alvarez also became well known in the United States while competing for the University of Alabama. He earned the title of "SEC champion" during he career at the University of Alabama.