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Luis Roberto Alves


Luís Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic (born May 23, 1967 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal) also known as Zague or Zaguinho is a former Mexican footballer. He is the son of José Alves "Zague".

Career

Born to Brazilian parents, He spent his childhood in Brazil and also began his football career there, where he was often called "The Mexican". He returned to Mexico in 1985 and made his debut with the Mexican club América a year later. He immediately gained popularity within the team and became América record club goalscorer outbeating some of América's greatest ever players.

He was a physically strong and fast striker who was regarded as the best in his prime years for both América and Mexico. He was Hugo Sánchez`s strike partner in the Mexican side who finished runners-up in Copa América 1993, where he finished up as Mexico's top goalscorer of the tournament.

He was part of Mexico squad for the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup in which Mexico won the trophy and was the tournament top scorer with 11 goals which is still a CONCACAF record. Seven of those goals were scored against Martinique.

He is the 6th highest Mexico goalscorer of all time with 30 goals and 11th in the appearance records with 84 caps.

In the Primera División de México he is the 6th highest goalscorer with 209 goals. He is married to Mexican news anchorwoman, Paola Rojas.

Honours

International goals

|- | 1. || March 29, 1988 || Mexico City, Mexico ||  El Salvador || 8–0 || Win || Friendly |- | 2. || March 29, 1988 || Mexico City, Mexico ||  El Salvador || 8–0 || Win || Friendly |- | 3. || January 21, 1989 || Puebla, Mexico ||  Poland || 3–1 || Win || Friendly |- | 4. || January 17, 1990 || Los Angeles, United States ||  Argentina || 2–0 || Win || Friendly |- | 5. || March 14, 1991 || Los Angeles, United States ||  Canada || 3–0 || Win || 1991 Northamerican Cup |- | 6. || March 14, 1991 || Los Angeles, United States ||  Canada || 3–0 || Win || 1991 Northamerican Cup |- | 7. || June 28, 1991 || Los Angeles, United States || || 4–1 || Win || 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 8. || November 8, 1992 || Kingstown, Saint Vincent || || 4–0 || Win || 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 9. || December 6, 1992 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 11–0 || Win || 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 10. || June 10, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 3–1 || Win || Friendly |- | 11. || June 16, 1993 || Machala, Ecuador || || 1–2 || Loss || 1993 Copa América |- | 12. || June 27, 1993 || Quito, Ecuador || || 4–2 || Win || 1993 Copa América |- | 13. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 2–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 14. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 3–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 15. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 4–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 16. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 5–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 17. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 6–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 18. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 7–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 19. || July 11, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 8–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 20. || July 18, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 8–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 21. || July 18, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 8–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 22. || July 22, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 6–1 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 23. || July 25, 1993 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 4–0 || Win || 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup |- | 24. || October 16, 1996 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 2–1 || Win || 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 25. || October 30, 1996 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 5–1 || Win || 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 26. || November 6, 1996 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 3–0 || Win || 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 27. || January 19, 1997 || Pasadena, United States || || 2–0 || Win || 1997 U.S. Cup |- | 28. || March 2, 1997 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 4–0 || Win || 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 29. || October 5, 1997 || Mexico City, Mexico || || 3–0 || Win || 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification |- | 30. || October 31, 2001 || Puebla, Mexico || || 4–1 || Win || Friendly |}

External links

  • International statistics at rsssf
  • at National-Football-Teams.com
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