Marcos Alvarez

Marcos Alvarez at Eintracht Frankfurt in 2009

Marcos Alvarez ( born September 30, 1991, Gelnhausen ) is a German footballer of Spanish descent.

Birth and childhood

The parents of Marcos Alvarez come from Spain. From there, they then migrated to Germany and settled down in the Main- Kinzig -Kreis ( Hesse). Father Julio ( born 1959 ) played for FSV Frankfurt. Marcos Alvarez came in 1991 in Gelnhausen to the world.



The 1.79 m wide Alvarez, who comes to the striker position for use since the youth, began his career as a footballer already four years old at FSV 08 Neuberg, for which he was active until 2002. From 1860 Hanau took place in 2005, then the change in the youth of Kickers Offenbach, for whom he played until 2007, from where he made ​​the jump to the German U-16 national team. In summer 2007, Alvarez moved to Eintracht Frankfurt.

The right-footer, which was endowed by the harmony with a contract until the summer of 2012, and now also belongs to the extended squad of the German U -18 National Team, played from 2009 to January 2011 17 times for the second team of Frankfurt in the Regionalliga Süd, where he scored 10 results. On 30 January 2010, he was against 1 FC Köln his debut in the Bundesliga. However, a regular place was denied him. Michael Skibbe, who was then coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, made clear that Alvarez will not have a chance. During the winter break of the season 2010/11 Alvarez moved for this reason of the unity of third division football team of the German record champion Bayern Munich. There Alvarez, however, was not used in the storm, but as a defensive midfielder or right back. The second team of FC Bayern got off to the Regionalliga the end. Alvarez returned to the 2011/12 season back to Eintracht Frankfurt, which was now relegated from the Bundesliga. On June 5, 2012, he signed a two year contract with the Stuttgarter Kickers.


Alvarez played three times for the U-16 national team; for the first time in Rotenburg / Wümme the 2-1 victory over the selection of Northern Ireland when he came on in the 41th minute for Toni Kroos on 22 September 2006. Two days later, he scored in Schneverdingen 4-0 victory against those very choices to hit for temporarily 2-0 and thus his first international goal. His last game in this selection he graduated on May 30, 2007 in Berlin during the 1-0 victory over the selection of France. For the U- 17 team, he came four times to use; for the first time on 15 February 2008 in Troisdorf in the 2-0 victory over the selection of Scotland, against the in Euskirchen he also scored the 1-0 winning goal in the 80th minute two days later. His last assignment, he played on 18 March 2008 in Lissywoollen in the 2-0 victory over the choice of Greece as part of the qualification for the U-17 European Championship. 1:2 against, in qualifying for the U-19 European Championship ( 18th to 30th July 2010 in France), Alvarez came in three games (May 18, 4-1 against Poland ( 1 goal), May 20 Slovakia, May 23, 0-3 against the Netherlands ) were used. For the U-20 national team, he played two inserts: On October 7, 2010 in Heidenheim 's 2-0 victory over Switzerland and on October 10, 2010 in Wloclawek in a 1-0 victory over Poland.


In November of 2009, the then 18 -year-old Alvarez fell ill on the H1N1 virus. Thus he was the first football player of the First Bundesliga, became ill with this virus.

Marcos Alvarez is the nephew of former Spanish football player and today's trainers Antonio Alvarez - Giraldez.