Édgar Álvarez

Édgar or Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran former soccer player who last played for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras.[1]

Édgar Álvarez
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Personal information
Full name Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes
Date of birth (1980-01-09) 9 January 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Right winger
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Platense 102 (9)
2003–2006 Peñarol 26 (0)
2004–2005Cagliari (loan) 15 (1)
2005–2006Roma (loan) 20 (0)
2006–2009 Roma 1 (0)
2006–2007Messina (loan) 32 (2)
2007–2008Livorno (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009Pisa (loan) 27 (5)
2009–2011 Bari 65 (4)
2011–2012 Palermo 8 (0)
2012 Dinamo București 5 (0)
2013–2019 Platense 156 (7)
National team
2001–2013 Honduras 54 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 January 2019

He could play anywhere on the right flank.

Club careerEdit

Club Atlético PeñarolEdit

Nicknamed El Mosky or El Jet Álvarez (The Jet Alvarez), he was linked to the Uruguayan club when he was 24.[2] Uruguayan Peñarol was champion in 2003 after winning the Clausura finals against Nacional and hand coach Diego Aguirre. In that team unquestioned right side Honduran Edgar Alvarez was, who had come to the club after playing seven seasons at Deportivo Platense in his country.[3] The player was considered by Diego Aguirre as important in his scheme.[4]

A.S. RomaEdit

After a successful loan period, A.S. Roma paid €1.5 million to Peñarol, but immediately loaned him to Messina and granted the club an option to buy him for €1.9 million. He signed a 5-year contract.

After spending the 2006–07 season at Messina Álvarez returned to Roma. At the summer transfer period AS Roma bought Mauro Esposito and Álvarez decided to leave Roma for Livorno, who maintained an option to buy him for €2 million.[5] He left Roma due to the surplus of right midfielders. After spending the 2007–08 season at Livorno, Alvarez returned to Roma, and spent a full pre-season with the club, But he was loaned for the 2008–09 season to Pisa on 1 September 2008.

F.C. Bari 1908Edit

In 2009, he moved to Bari, on a permanent basis. The first year with the pugliesi turned out well. Under the guidance of Giampiero Ventura Álvarez became one of the best wings in Serie A. The second year did not turn out as well though and the club finished the season in last, moving to Serie B. Over two years Álvarez played in 65 league games, scoring 4 goals.

U.S. Città di PalermoEdit

On 31 August 2011 Álvarez moved to Palermo as the player agreed to a two-year contract with the club.

FC Dinamo BucureștiEdit

In July 2012, he moved to Liga I side Dinamo București and later signed a one-year contract with the Romanian side.[6] He played only five games for Dinamo, his evolution being marred by his injuries. His contract was ended by mutual consent in December 2012.

Playing styleEdit

Álvarez is known for his searing pace and acceleration, both on and off the ball. He is also very agile, making him very difficult for defenders to mark.

International careerEdit

Álvarez played at the 1999 World Youth Cup and made his senior debut for Honduras in a 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama, coming on as a second-half substitute for Mauricio Sabillón. As of July 2012, has earned 51 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 2001[8] and 2003 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2003[10] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[11] But most importantly, he was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and played in two matches.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 June 2003 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States   Guatemala 2–1 2–1 Friendly match
2 16 November 2003 Robertson Stadium, Houston, United States   Finland 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
3 19 June 2004 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras   Netherlands Antilles 3–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours and awardsEdit


C.D. Platense


  1. ^ Honduras propina histórico revés a México
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ "operazioni di mercato realizzate al 31 agosto 2007" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  6. ^ Alvarez signed with Dinamo
  7. ^ Édgar ÁlvarezFIFA competition record (archived) and
  8. ^ Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 – Details – RSSSF
  9. ^ Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 – Details – RSSSF
  10. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 – Full Details – RSSSF
  11. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 – Full Details – RSSSF
  12. ^ [4]

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