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Alejandro Alfaro

Alejandro Alfaro
Spain U214(0)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Alfaro and the second or maternal family name is Ligero.

Alejandro Alfaro Ligero (born 23 November 1986 in La Palma del Condado, Huelva) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Mallorca in Segunda División. Mainly a right winger, he can also operate as a second striker.

Club career

A product of Sevilla FC's youth system, Alfaro was one of Sevilla Atlético's (the B-side) most important players from 2005 onwards, helping it achieve promotion to the second division in the 2006–07 season. He had previously made his first-team debut on 30 April 2006, playing ten minutes in a 2–1 away win against Real Sociedad.

On 28 January 2007 Alfaro scored his first La Liga goal, as a starter in a 4–2 win at Levante UD,[1] also appearing in four UEFA Cup games in the side's victorious campaign. However, he was nothing more than a fringe player with the main squad in his first three seasons, barred mainly by Jesús Navas (he did net seven goals in 34 matches to help the reserves maintain its second level status), and would leave the Andalusia side for 2008–09, joining CD Tenerife on loan;[2] during this stint, he was instrumental as the Canary Islands outfit returned to the top level after a seven-year-absence, scoring a career-best 20 goals, fourth-best in the competition.

After he completed the 2009 preseason with Sevilla, Alfaro was again loaned for a season to Tenerife.[3] Like striker Nino he was again the most important offensive unit of the team, which was eventually relegated back, with the player contributing with seven goals.

Returned to Sevilla for 2010–11, Alfaro benefitted from Navas' absence due to injury and featured in some games early into the season, scoring in a 2–1 win at Málaga CF, on 19 September 2010.[4] On 4 November, he netted twice against FC Karpaty Lviv (4–0 home win) for the season's Europa League;[5] the following week, he also found the net in two home fixtures, against Valencia CF (2–0, appearing as a second-half substitute[6]) and Real Unión (6–1, in the season's Copa del Rey).

On 8 August 2011 RCD Mallorca agreed a deal with Sevilla to buy Alfaro, for 700,000. He started in his first official game, a 1–0 home win against RCD Espanyol.

Honours

Sevilla

Personal

Alfaro's two brothers are also footballers: Juan José (1981), a midfielder, graduated in FC Barcelona's La Masia, but spent his entire career in Segunda División B or lower. Forward Jesús (1991) appeared several seasons for Sevilla B, after emerging through the club's youth ranks.

References

External links

  • Mallorca official profile
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Futbolme profile (Spanish)
  • Transfermarkt profile

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