Sergio Álvarez Díaz

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Sergio Álvarez
Álvarez playing for Sporting Gijón in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sergio Álvarez Díaz
Date of birth (1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Avilés, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
Number 6
Youth career
1998–2000 Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo
2000–2004 Avilés
2004–2009 Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Sporting B 74 (1)
2010– Sporting Gijón 158 (11)
National team
2009 Spain U18 2 (0)
2011 Spain U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2017.

Sergio Álvarez Díaz (born 23 January 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Álvarez was born in Avilés, Asturias. A product of Sporting de Gijón's prolific youth academy, Mareo, the 17-year-old made it to the reserves during the 2009–10 season, with the side playing in the third division.

Álvarez made his debut with the main squad on 16 May 2010, starting in a 0–2 away loss against Racing de Santander and thus becoming the second youngest player ever to debut in La Liga for the club, at the age of 18 years and 113 days. However, he lost this record to Juan Muñiz that very match, when the latter entered the pitch in the 46th minute.[1]

In summer 2013, Álvarez was definitely promoted to the first team, now in Segunda División. On 9 July 2015, after achieving promotion back to the top division, he renewed with the Rojiblancos until 2019.[2]

International career[edit]

In January 2010, Álvarez was summoned for the Spain under-18 team for the 'XXXVI International Atlantic Cup'.[3]


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