Edson Alvarez

by John Max 14 Jun,2018
Edson Alvarez
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Edson Omar Alvarez Velazquez
  • Birth Place Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico
  • Famous Name Edson Alvarez
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Salary €884,000 (2018)
  • Nationality Mexican
  • Currently Working For Ajax
  • Girlfriend Aurela Skandaj

Edson Omar Alvarez Velazquez, commonly known as Edson Alvarez is a Mexican international soccer player who currently plays for  Ajax and the Mexico national team. He previously played for Club America from 2016–2019.  The footballer is capable of playing either at right-back, center-back, or as a defensive midfielder.

The twenty-one years old has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Regarding his relationship status, he is married. 

How Much Is Edson Alvarez's Net Worth In 2019? Know His Salary & Endorsement

Considering his football career, Alvarez's wealth combined with his assets and endorsement, his net worth is estimated at above $1 million.

While playing for América, his annual salary is reported €884,000 with a weekly wage of €17000 in 2018. As of July 2019, Alvarez has left Club America for Ajax, joining the Dutch giants on a five-year deal in a transfer worth a reported fee of $17 million. However, his annual salary from the club is yet to reveal. 

His current market value is recorded at €13 million

Is Edson Alvarez Dating? Know His Personal Life

The footballer is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Aurela Skandaj. He often shares adorable pictures with his lady. However, he has not shared much information about their love story like: how do they meet? When did they start dating?

Edson Álvarez and his girlfriend SOURCE: Instagram

As of now, the couple is living a blissful life. 

Edson Alvarez's Bio and Early Life

Alvarez was born on 24th October 1997 in Tlalnepantla de Baz, a municipality in northern Mexico City, to Evaristo Alvarez and Adriana Velazquez. As a kid, he worked for his family's business of manufacturing football jerseys for local teams, which he referred to as his first step into the sport.

When he turned 14, he tried out for the youth team of Pachuca but did not make the team due to his short physique at the time. Further, he decided to try out for Club América's youth team, eventually making the team after a three-month tryout in 2014.

Edson Alvarez's Club career

Club America

Alvarez, 16, joined Club America's youth system, playing for the under-17 team in 2014.  The following year, while still playing for the under-17 team, he got promoted to club's reserve team.

In August 2016, Alvarez received a first call-up to America’s first team by Coach Ignacio Ambríz. He appeared sitting on the bench in club's week five league match against Monarcas Morelia, wearing the jersey number 282.

On 29 October 2016, Alvarez made his Liga MX debut in the team's win over Santos Laguna, where he was voted third in a Man of the Match online poll by club fans. His first professional goal for his side came on 25 December in the Apertura final against Tigres UANL.

Before the start of the 2017–18 season, he was assigned the number 4 jersey, previously worn by Erik Pimentel.


On 19 July 2019, Álvarez signed to Dutch club Ajax for a reported fee of US$17 million. On 17 August, he made his Ajax debut as a 74th-minute substitute in the team's 4–1 league win over VVV-Venlo.

Edson Alvarez's International career

Youth Career

Alvarez received a call-up to the Mexico national U-20 team camp training for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on the way to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Furthermore, he scored the winning goal in Mexico's 3–2 triumph against Group B minnows Vanuatu in the World Cup U-20 team.

Senior Career

On 30th January 2017, Alvarez was called up to Mexico's senior squad for the first time to play a friendly against Iceland. On 8th February, he made his international team debut against Iceland, replacing Jesus Molina in the 60th minute.

He was named for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster for Mexico, making him the youngest rooster of the team. On 17 July, Alvarez scored his first international goal in a 2-0 win over Curaçao in the last game of the group stage, becoming the youngest Mexican player to score a goal in a Gold Cup tournament at 19 years old.

In May 2018, Alvarez was named in Mexico’s preliminary 28-man team along with his teammates Andres Guardado, Hirving Lozano, and Erick Gutierrez for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. On 4th June, it was revealed that he was ultimately included in the final 23-man roster.

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