Rubén Alonso

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Rubén Alonso Alves
Personal information
Full name Rubén Rudesindo Alonso Alves
Date of birth (1962-09-01) September 1, 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Club information
Current team
Sonsonate[1] (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Alianza
1988 Real España
1989 Aurora FC
1989 Finanzas Industriales
1991–1992 Fuerte San Francisco
1993 Apaneca
1994 Sonsonate
1995–1997 ADET
1995, 1998–1999 Municipal Limeño
Teams managed
1997 Árabe Marte[2]
1997–1998 Sonsonate
1998 Alianza
1999–2000 Municipal Limeño
2000–2001 Jocoro F.C.
2002–2003 San Salvador
2003 Mar y Plata FC
2003 San Salvador
2004–2005 Chalatenango
2005–2006 Isidro Metapán
2006 Independiente Nacional 1906
2006–2007 Fuerte Aguilares
2007–2008 Once Lobos
2008 San Salvador
2009 Acajutla FC
2009–2010 Águila
2010 UES
2010–2011 Santa Tecla
2011–2012 Juventud Retalteca
2012–2014 Sonsonate[3]
2014 Audaz[4]
2015–2016 Alianza[5][6][7]
2016 Marte Soyapango
2016 Chalatenango[8][9][10]
2016–2017 Independiente[11][12]
2017– Sonsonate[13][14]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rubén Rudesindo Alonso Alves (born 1 September 1962) is a former Uruguayan professional football player and currently manager.[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

Playing career[edit]

Rubén Alonso played for several clubs in El Salvador, Uruguay, Honduras and Guatemala.

He won titles with Alianza and Real España, and was the top goalscorer in the First Division in El Salvador and Honduras, for Fuerte San Francisco and Real España in the 1991–1992 season, and 1988–89 season respectively.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player Rubén Alonso went on to become a football coach in El Salvador.

His first coaching tenure was with Árabe Marte and Sonsonate in the Second Division, after a successful spell he became coach of his former club Alianza and helped them win the 1998 Apertura title.

He became the third person in Alianza history to win the First Division title as a player and coach, alongside Ricardo Sepúlveda and Gustavo Faral.

After leaving Alianza, he spent time coaching clubs in the Second Division almost promoting three clubs Municipal Limeño, Jocoro F.C. and Mar y Plata FC to the First Division.

He eventually became coach of the newly formed San Salvador, this would be their greatest coaching achievement to date, since it helped the club not only win the club's only title in its history, it also saved them from relegation three times.

After being released from his contract from San Salvador, he first took the reins of First Division side Isidro Metapán and Independiente Nacional 1906, then he managed Second Division sides Fuerte Aguilares and Once Lobos, but he only managed moderate success with these sides.

He rejoined the San Salvador to try to save them from relegation once again, despite saving them from direct relegation, he couldn't save them from a relegation play-off lost to Juventud Independiente.

After the club folded due to financial difficulty, he signed to coach Alba Acajutla, a club based in Sonsonate, and the club his son plays for.

After a string of defeats he was sacked from the club, however he was signed to coach Águila for the rest of the 2010 Clausura season, but after taking them to the grand final, Águila were defeated by Isidro Metapán and his contract was not extended.

He was presented as the new coach for UES for the 2010 Apertura season.

From 2017 is the manager of Sonsonate, fighting to get out the team from relegation.[24]


Year Finish Team Tournament Role Notes
1986–1987 Champion Alianza. 1st Division El Salvador Player
1988-89 Champion Real España 1st Division Honduras Player
1998 Aperture Champion Alianza 1st Division El Salvador Coach
Clausura 2003 Champion San Salvador 1st Division El Salvador Coach
Aperture 2015 Champion Alianza 1st Division El Salvador Coach


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