Ricardo Álvarez is an attacking midfielder for Internazionale. He was born on 12 April 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ricardo’s youth career started in 2005 after he joined Boca Juniors youth academy. He studied there for only a year until switching to Vélez Sársfield academy where he became one of the best students due to his flashy attacking style of play. Álvarez played with the club’s youth team for 2 years until finally he was offered to join Vélez Sársfield first squad.
In 2008 Ricardo accepted the offer and signed the first professional contract in his career. From 2008 to 2011 Álvarez periodically appeared in the club’s starting lineup. Despite his talent, charisma and zeal Ricardo wasn’t able to become a key player. During 3 seasons with Vélez Sársfield Ricardo Álvarez made 42 appearances and netted 5 goals.
In 2011 Internazionale bought 90% of Álvarez rights from Vélez Sársfield for €11.75 million. From the very first matches at Internazionale Ricardo has featured in the starting lineup quite often. At present Álvarez is an active player at Inter.
Since 2011 Ricardo Álvarez has been capped 3 times for Argentina.
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