|Full name||Alfonso Pérez Muñoz|
|Date of birth||26 September 1972|
|Place of birth||Getafe, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1989–1992||Real Madrid B||3||(1)|
|2002||→ Marseille (loan)||11||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
|Olympic medal record|
|1992 Barcelona||Team Competition|
Having represented both Real Madrid and Barcelona during his career, Alfonso possessed above-average heading ability despite not reaching 180 cm. He appeared in 307 La Liga games for three teams (also had two spells with Real Betis), scoring 84 goals.
Alfonso was born in Getafe, in the outskirts of Madrid. In 1991, aged just 18, he made his professional debut with Real Madrid and, although he never carved a regular place in the starting XI – playing mostly as understudy to Emilio Butragueño first and then Iván Zamorano – helped the capital side to the 1995 national championship.
In the summer of 1995, Alfonso joined Real Betis. In his second season at the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera, he scored 25 La Liga goals which was the most goals ever scored by a player in a season in the club's history. Teaming up with Pier, the pair combined for 60 first division goals from 1995 to 1997, and helped the Andalusia team finish fourth in the latter.
FC Barcelona signed Alfonso for the 2000–01 campaign. The player had a difficult time adjusting at Camp Nou, netting only twice in his first year and serving an unsuccessful loan spell at French Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille in January 2002, alongside Real Madrid's Alberto Rivera.
Barcelona then loaned Alfonso to former club Betis, which signed him permanently at the end of the season. After another two seasons where he struggled with injuries and loss of form (ten scoreless games in 2004–05), he retired from football when his contract expired in June 2005, having scored more than 100 official goals during his career; he subsequently returned to Real Madrid, joining its veterans' team.
Alfonso appeared in 38 games for Spain, making his debut in a friendly match against England on 9 September 1992, in Santander. The most important of his 11 goals was scored against Yugoslavia in UEFA Euro 2000: the team was losing 3–2 in injury time, needing a win to qualify from the group at Norway's expense. In the 90th minute, a penalty was won and converted by Gaizka Mendieta, and with seconds remaining Alfonso volleyed a spectacular shot past Ivica Kralj for his second of the game and the win.
Alfonso also took part in all of the matches at Euro 1996, including against Bulgaria in which he scored the equaliser after just one minute on the pitch. Additionally, he played two 1998 FIFA World Cup games.
- Scores and results list Spain's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Pérez goal.
|1.||16 December 1992||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Latvia||3–0||5–0||1994 World Cup qualification|
|2.||6 September 1995||Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain||Cyprus||2–0||6–0||Euro 1996 qualifying|
|3.||9 June 1996||Elland Road, Leeds, England||Bulgaria||1–1||1–1||UEFA Euro 1996|
|4.||4 September 1996||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Faroe Islands||2–1||6–2||1998 World Cup qualification|
|7.||12 February 1997||Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain||Malta||2–0||4–0||1998 World Cup qualification|
|9.||29 March 2000||Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain||Italy||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|10.||21 June 2000||Jan Breydel, Bruges, Belgium||FR Yugoslavia||1–1||4–3||UEFA Euro 2000|
- "En el espejo de Alfonso y Pier" [Mirroring Alfonso and Pier] (in Spanish). Diario de Sevilla. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- "El perfil: Alfonso Pérez Muñoz" [The profile: Alfonso Pérez Muñoz] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- "El Barça cede a Alfonso al Marsella" [Barça loan Alfonso to Marseille] (in Spanish). ABC. 8 January 2002. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- La nueva etapa se abre con victoria (New era gets started with win); Mundo Deportivo, 10 September 1992 (in Spanish)
- Spain survive in seven-goal classic; BBC Sport, 21 June 2000
- Spain start with a point against Bulgaria; UEFA, 6 October 2003
- "La Roja de 1992, nuestra medalla de oro Olímpica" [1992's La Roja, our Olympic gold medal] (in Spanish). Antena 3. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- El Madrid mantiene el liderato sufriendo (Madrid stay on top after suffering); Marca, 8 February 2008 (in Spanish)
- Getafe final honour delights Alfonso; UEFA, 6 May 2010
- "Supervivientes de oro" [Golden survivors] (in Spanish). El País. 25 February 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2018.