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Alvaro Pereira

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 11
  • Date of birth: 28 November, 1985 (24 years old)
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
5 Alvaro Pereira
3|3 Alvaro Pereira
0 As substitute
49|38 Total Uruguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Uruguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
1 Alvaro Pereira
0 Alvaro Pereira
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
3|9 Alvaro Pereira
0|0 Alvaro Pereira
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

Player Profile

‘Palito’ (little stick) is a left-back, wing-back or left-sided midfielder whose strengths are his speed and distribution from wide areas. He made his international debut in November 2008 against Group A opponents France and impressed so much he played in all 10 subsequent qualifiers.

Pereira's professional career began in his homeland with Miramar Misiones before moving to Argentina with Quilmes and then Argentinos Juniors. In 2008, Romanian side CFR Cluj brought him to Europe where some excellent performances in the Champions League caught the attention of Porto.

He has enjoyed a solid first season in Portugal, winning the Portuguese Cup and reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.

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