|Full name||Álvaro Monteiro Magalhães|
|Date of birth||3 January 1961|
|Place of birth||Lamego, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Lamego, Álvaro made his Primeira Liga debuts in 1980 with Académica de Coimbra, moving subsequently to S.L. Benfica. After two seasons he became first-choice, helping the Lisbon club to four leagues and as many domestic cups (three consecutive in the latter competition) while amassing more than 200 official appearances.
In June 1990, after only 13 games in his last two seasons combined – Benfica also appeared in two European Cup finals during that timeframe, but he was only a fringe player – Álvaro left and signed with neighbours C.F. Estrela da Amadora, helping the team to the second round of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; however, the league ended in relegation. He closed out his career at the age of 32 in the second division, with Leixões SC.
One year after retiring, Álvaro began a coaching career, working with several first and second level teams, his first experience in the former tier being with G.D. Chaves in 1997–98, narrowly avoiding relegation.
From 2003 to 2005, he was assistant manager at Benfica under José Antonio Camacho and Giovanni Trapattoni respectively, winning the league title in the second season. In the latter years of the decade he had spells in Romania and Angola, being Girabola champion in the latter country with G.D. Interclube, the second time in the Luanda club's history.
In November 2009, Magalhães penned a new two-year contract but, on 29 March 2011, he was relieved of his duties. In early February 2012, he appointed coach of fellow league side Clube Nacional de Benguela; shortly after, however, he returned to his country, signing with Associação Naval 1º de Maio which he had already managed in 2005–06's top flight and 2002–03's division two.
Álvaro was capped 20 times for Portugal, his debut coming on 16 December 1981 in a 2–5 defeat with Bulgaria, a friendly match. He was picked for the squads present at the UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
After the infamous Saltillo Affair in the latter tournament, Álvaro was one of the few players that did not defect from the national team, and his last international appearance came on 16 November 1988 in a 1–0 win against Luxembourg for the 1990 World Cup qualifiers, in Porto.
- Primeira Liga: 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89
- Taça de Portugal: 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1985, 1989
- Taça de Honra (1)
- European Cup: Runner-up 1987–88, 1989–90
- UEFA Cup: Runner-up 1982–83
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- ""Fui eu que fiz Trapattoni campeão"" ["I made Trapattoni champion"]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 24 April 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- "Álvaro Magalhães campeão de Angola" [Álvaro Magalhães Angolan champion]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 31 October 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- Angola: Interclube rescind contract with Portuguese coach; All Africa, 29 March 2011
- National de Benguela presents new coach; Angola Press News Agency, 2 February 2012
- "Platini faz a diferença em meia-final de sonho" [Platini makes the difference in dream semi-final] (in Portuguese). UEFA. 4 October 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- Álvaro Magalhães – FIFA competition record
- "Casos semelhantes em Portugal" [Similar cases in Portugal]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- "Especial 'Tetra'" ['Tetra' special edition]. Mística (in Portuguese). No. 33. Portugal: Impresa Publishing. April–June 2017. p. 92. ISSN 3846-0823.
- "Bicampeões para a história" [Back-to-back champions for the ages]. Visão (in Portuguese). Portugal: Impresa Publishing. May 2015. p. 56. ISSN 0872-3540.