Alvin Fortes

Alvin Fortes (born 25 April 1994) is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays as a right winger for FC Kaisar.

Alvin Fortes
Personal information
Full name Alvin Mateus Fortes
Date of birth (1994-05-25) 25 May 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Right winger
Club information
Current team
Number 94
Youth career
Sparta Rotterdam
2013 Heinenoord
2013 Nike Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 PS Kemi Kings 6 (1)
2014–2015 RKC Waalwijk 10 (1)
2015–2016 FC Oss 15 (1)
2016 Boluspor 5 (0)
2016–2017 Veria 0 (0)
2017 Vitesse II 13 (2)
2017–2018 Zbrojovka Brno 12 (1)
2018–2019 Dila Gori 49 (12)
2020– Kaisar 1 (0)
National team
2018– Cape Verde 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:09, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 April 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Rotterdam, Fortes played for Sparta Rotterdam, UVS and Feyenoord's youth setups before joining SV Heinenoord in June 2013.[1] However, in July, he was spotted by Nike Academy's program The Chance, and was assigned to their squad.

On 4 September 2013 Fortes signed his first pro deal, joining Finnish Kakkonen side Palloseura Kemi Kings.[2] He appeared in six matches for the club, scoring once, as his side narrowly missed out promotion.

In March 2014 Fortes was about to join FC Dordrecht, being initially assigned to their youth setup, but the deal later collapsed. In August, he moved to RKC Waalwijk.[3]

Fortes made his professional debut on 22 August 2014, coming on as a second half substitute in a 3–2 away win against FC Den Bosch for the Eerste Divisie championship.[4] He scored his first goal on 17 October, netting the first in a 2–0 home win against SC Telstar.[5]

On 10 December 2014 Fortes signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem, but being assigned to the youth squad until the end of the campaign.[6] Only two months later, his contract was rescinded.[7]

International careerEdit

Fortes was born in the Netherlands and is of Cape Verdean descent and has expressed his willingness to represent Cape Verde internationally.[8]

Fortes made his professional debut for the Cape Verde national football team in a friendly 3-2 win over Algeria on 1 June 2018.[9]


  1. ^ "Wijzigingen bij Heinenoord" [Changes in Heinenoord] (in Dutch). De Week Krant. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Rotterdamse amateur wordt prof in Finland" [Rotterdam-born amateur turns professional in Finland] (in Dutch). Rijnmond. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Brabant United: RKC mag Alvin Fortes niet gebruiken van FC Den Bosch" [Brabant United: RKC cannot use FC Den Bosch's Alvin Fortes] (in Dutch). Brabants Dagblad. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Tiental FC Den Bosch strijdend ten onder tegen RKC Waalwijk" [Ten-man FC Den Bosch puts loses fight against RKC Waalwijk] (in Dutch). Den Bosch's official website. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  5. ^ "RKC Waalwijk wint eindelijk weer eens en is hekkensluiter af" [RKC Waalwijk finally wins again and lags off] (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Fortes maakt overstap naar Vitesse" [Fortes makes move to Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse's official website. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Contract Alvin Fortes beëindigd" [Alvin Fortes' contract rescinded] (in Dutch). Vitesse's official website. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Futebol: "Nunca vi ninguém da Federação cabo-verdiana de futebol a fazer scouting de jogadores na Holanda" – Alvin Fortes" [Football: "I've never seen anyone from the Cape Verdean Football Federation scouting players in the Netherlands" - Alvin Fortes] (in Portuguese). 7 January 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017. I would like to have the chance to be seen and possibly represent the national team
  9. ^ "Algeria vs. Cape Verde Islands - 1 June 2018 - Soccerway".

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