Sergio Álvarez Díaz
Álvarez playing for Sporting Gijón
|Full name||Sergio Álvarez Díaz|
|Date of birth||23 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Avilés, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2015.
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 B-team 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.
In the 2013 summer Álvarez was definitely promoted to the main squad, now in Segunda División. On 9 July 2015, after achieving promotion back to the top division, he renewed with the Rojiblancos until 2019.
- Sergio 'madruga' en la élite (Sergio 'takes early liking' to elite division); Canal Sporting, 16 May 2010 (Spanish)
- El Sporting amplía el contrato de Sergio Álvarez hasta 2019 (Sporting extends the contract of Sergio Álvarez until 2019); Sporting's official website, 9 July 2015 (Spanish)
- Mareo encuentra en Sergio a su Canales (Mareo finds its own Canales); La Nueva España, 21 January 2010 (Spanish)
- Sporting Gijón official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Sergio Álvarez profile at Soccerway