Álvaro González (Paralympic footballer)

Álvaro González Alcaraz[1][a] (born 29 October 1974) is a Spanish football player, who plays in goal for the Spain national 5-a-side football team. He has won a pair bronze medals at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Álvaro González
Personal information
Full nameÁlvaro González Alcaraz
NationalitySpanish
Born29 October 1974 (1974-10-29) (age 46)
Sport
Country Spain
Sport5-a-side football

PersonalEdit

González is from Málaga.[2]

5-a-side footballEdit

González is a member of CDC de Málaga, which competes in the Andalusian Cup. As the team's goalkeeper, he has won event.[3]

González won a bronze medal with the team at the 2004 Summer Paralympics.[3] The 2006 World Cup for the Blind was held in Argentina. He competed at the event as the goalkeeper for Spain.[4] The team made it to the bronze medal match.[5] He was one of ten sportspeople from Málaga to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. In July 2008, he participated in a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Málaga at the townhall honouring all the Olympic and Paralympic competitors from the city.[6] He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[7] He was in goal in the game against Argentina for the bronze medal.[8] In 2012, a specialized pitch, the first of its kind in Spain, was built in his hometown.[3] In July 2012, he participated in a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Málaga at the townhall honouring all the Olympic and Paralympic competitors from the city.[9] He was one of 11 sportspeople on the Spanish team from Málaga competing at the London Games.[2] His team won a bronze medal following a penalty shootout in the bronze medal game against Argentina, with González in for the shootout.[10][11][12][13] He was one of seven sportspeople from Málaga to get a 2013 scholarship from Fundación Andalucía Olímpica as part of the Plan Andalucía Olímpica. It was worth €1,200.[14] In February 2013, he received an award at the Gala of Sports Journalists of Andalusia.[15]

NotesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paralimpiadas - Deportista: Álvaro Gonzalez Alcaraz". Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  2. ^ a b "Carlos Soler, único tirador que represente a España en los Paralímpicos . SUR.es" (in Spanish). Spain: Diariosur.es. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "El Ayuntamiento adjudica las obras de construcción del primer campo de fútbol para invidentes totales" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  4. ^ "La selección española de fútbol sala para ciegos busca su primer mundial" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2006-11-21. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ "España luchará por la medalla de bronce en el Mundial de fútbol sala para ciegos" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2006-11-29. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Catorce malagueños acudirán a los Juegos Olímpicos y Paralímpicos de Pekín" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2008-07-25. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Juegos Paralímpicos Londres 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Virtuals Agrupados" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA. 8 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ "De la Torre recibe a los deportistas malagueños de los Juegos Olímpicos y Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2012-07-13. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Griñán, sobre deportistas paralímpicos:"Tienen que servir de testimonio a los andaluces que quieren superarse día a día"" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2012-10-19. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Teresa Perales iguala a Phelps con 22 medallas en los Juegos" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  12. ^ "La UMA, Molletes San Roque, El Pimpi y Anni B Sweet, entre los galardonados de la Junta por el Día de Andalucía" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2013-02-22. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Dos oros, cuatro platas, tres bronces y once diplomas, balance de los andaluces en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  14. ^ "La Fundación Andalucía Olímpica beca a siete malagueños" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldesmarquemalaga.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Alonso destaca que la lucha contra el dopaje "va a ser objetivo fundamental de la Ley del Deporte de Andalucía"" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2013-02-20. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.

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