Víctor Álvarez (footballer)
Álvarez playing for Catalonia in 2013
|Full name||Víctor Guillermo Álvarez Delgado|
|Date of birth||14 March 1993|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2016
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Álvarez made his senior debuts at only 17, competing with RCD Espanyol's reserves in the fourth division. On 6 March 2011, he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, replacing fellow youth graduate David García for the last two minutes of a 0–1 away loss against Levante UD.
On 25 March 2013, Álvarez signed a new four-year deal with the Pericos, being also definitely promoted to the main squad. However, he underwent surgery in late May due to a cardiovascular disease, only returning to the fields seven months later in a 4–1 away routing of Rayo Vallecano.
Álvarez scored his first competitive goal for Espanyol on 15 January 2014, helping to a 4–2 home win over AD Alcorcón for the Copa del Rey. His first in the league came on 22 September 2015, the only in a 1–0 success over Valencia CF also at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.
- In-form Levante see off out-of-sorts Espanyol; ESPN Soccernet, 6 March 2011
- Víctor Álvarez, 'perico' hasta 2017 (Víctor Álvarez, perico until 2017); Sport, 25 March 2013 (Spanish)
- Víctor Alvarez, operado con éxito (Víctor Álvarez, successfully operated); Sport, 23 May 2013 (Spanish)
- Garcia hat-trick sees off Vallecano; ESPN FC, 24 November 2013
- 4–2: El Espanyol sufre pero pasa a cuartos con remontada agónica ante el Alcorcón (4–2: Espanyol suffers but reaches last-eight with agonizing comeback against Alcorcón); Mundo Deportivo, 15 January 2014 (Spanish)
- Espanyol 1–0 Valencia; ESPN FC, 22 September 2015