Álvaro González. Sitio oficial
Álvaro González

My career

Racing de Santander

Ever since I can remember, football has been a part of my life. It was when I was13 years old, in the lower categories of Racing de Santander, that I got to know the generous side of this sport. After years of struggle and effort to earn a spot on the first team, on May 1, 2011 I debuted in the First Division, under coach Marcelino García Toral.

In that same month, on May 24, 2011, I signed my first official contract as a professional for the next four seasons with Racing de Santander, the club I grew up with.

Real Zaragoza and the Spanish Under-21 National Team

After two seasons of maturing on the fields of Sardinero, on July 11, 2012 I linked my sports career with Real Zaragoza, which back then was in the First Division. My first season in the Aragonese club was enough for the coach of the Spanish Under-21 National Team, Julen Lopetegui, to call me up to play in the European Championship.

On June 12, 2013, I made my international debut against Holland with the Spanish national team. And during this championship came my first title as a professional; on June 18, 2013 we won the European Under-21 Championship, defeating Italy in the final match played in Teddy Kollek stadium in Jerusalem.

Espanyol

The 2013/2014 season was my last one playing with Real Zaragoza, which at that time was competing in the Spanish Second Division. On July 29, 2014 I returned to the  First Division with Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, the team where I recorded my best numbers as a professional, eventually playing a total of 88 official matches.

Villarreal CF

On August 31, 2016, made my signing official with Villarreal Club de Fútbol, where I currently continue to play and with whom I play matches in the First Spanish Division and the UEFA Europa League.

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Personal data

Date of birth: January 8, 1990

Position: central defender

I’ve played in 4 clubs

Goals 5
Assits 6
Games 267
Minutes 23.366'
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Villarreal CF

Villarreal CF

I like challenges, growing, sacrifice, struggling, effort, their rewards, believing that it’s possible and contributing. I like being better each day, and I like doing it at Villarreal CF. ¡Endavant, a triomfar! 

Villarreal CF is a club in Castellón founded on March 10, 1923 with the name Club Deportivo Villarreal. Back then, it participated in regional categories and became inactive at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. For this reason, in August1947 the club was refounded and took the name Club Atlético Foghetecaz.

It is known as the ‘Yellow Submarine,’ which came about as the result of the club’s promotion to the First Division, celebrated by fans with the version of the song ‘Yellow Submarine’ by the group ‘Los Mustang.’

Its current stadium is the Estadio de la Cerámica, with a capacity for 23,500 spectators and where matches are played in entirely yellow gear. The club still currently holds the record for the football team with the greatest number of season ticket holders in the entire history of professional competition, in proportion to the population of its home city.

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Date founded: March 10, 1923

Promotion to 1st Division: May 24, 1998

Seasons in 1st Division: 19

Seasons in 2nd Division: 10

1st title: Intertoto Cup 2003

2nd title: Intertoto Cup 2004

1st UEFA Europa League match: September 25, 2003

1st Champions League match: September 14, 2005

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