Edson Álvarez – Bio, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Age, Facts, Height, Salary

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Edson Álvarez is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Eredivisie club Ajax and the Mexico national team. Álvarez is also capable of playing as a center-back. His shirt number for the team Ajax is #4. For three seasons, he played for the team, América (2016-2019) appearing in 86 matches scoring five goals. Joining the Dutch club, AFC Ajax, he has appeared in 79 matches scoring seven goals at the time of writing. Álvarez has represented his national team in Mexico U18, Mexico U20, and Mexican National Football Team. He is included in the final 26-man roster in October 2022 of the Mexican national team to play for the FIFA World Cup 2022

What is Edson Álvarez Famous For?

  • Edson Álvarez is a brilliant and outstanding footballer from Mexico who plays as a defensive midfielder and center-back. 
  • Álvarez is famous for playing with the club, Ajax, and Mexico National Football Team. 

Who are Edson Álvarez Parents?

Edson Álvarez was born on 24th October 1997 in Tlalnepantla, Mexico. The 25-year-old footballer’s birth name is Edson Omar Álvarez Velázquez. He holds the nationality of Mexican and he belongs to the Mexican-White ethnic background. He is the son of his parents, Evaristo Alvarez and Adriana Velazquez. When Edson was a kid, he used to work for his family’s business of manufacturing football jerseys for local teams. He then started to have an interest in football. He tried out for the youth team of Pachuca when he was 14 but was not selected. After that, he decided to join Club América’s youth team where he got a three-month trial period. From the team, he started to learn football. He almost spent 70 percent of his monthly salary on transportation from his home to the training ground in Coapa. 

Edson Álvarez Career Timeline (Football)

Club América

  • Edson Álvarez in 2014, at the age of 16, joined Club América’s youth system. There, he played for the U-17 teams. He was then promoted to América’s second-division team after a year. 
  • The Mexican player was called by team coach Ignacio Ambríz in August 2016 to play against Monarcas Morelia. During the match, he wore jersey #282. Next, he made his Liga MX debut on 29th October against Santos Laguna where he played full-time. 
  • Winning the game, he was voted third in a Man of the Match by club fans. His career’s first goal came on 25th December against Tigres UANL in the Apertura final. Álvarez, on 23 February 2019, made his 100th team appearance for the team playing against Lobos BUAP. 

AFC Ajax Football Team

  • Later on, the Dutch club, AFC Ajax announced the signing of the contract with the player on a five-year contract for a reported fee of US$17 million on 19th July 2019 and was handed shirt number #4 by the team. 
  • His debut game for the team came on 18th August when he played against VVV-Venlo & scored his debut goal against APOEL on 29 August in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League play-off round. 
  • His first goal was followed by the next one on 17th September in the Champions League group stage victory over Lille with the score of 3-0. Álvarez scored his first Eredivisie goal on 21st March 2021 for the team winning against ADO Den Haag with a score 5-0. 
  • The outstanding player then signed a contract extension with Ajax until 2025 which was announced by the club on 27th October 2021. He was inducted into the clubs’ Club van 100, making his 100th appearance in a 3–0 league victory over PEC Zwolle on 30th April 2022. He became the 174th player in the history of the club to join the ranks. 

Edson Álvarez International Career

  • Internationally, Álvarez was initially called up to the under-20 team camp preparing for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship en route to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Also, he was included in the tournament’s best XI. 
  • Further, the young player was included in the World Cup under-20 squad. He scored the winning goal in Mexico’s 3–2 win over Group B minnows Vanuatu.
  • On 30th January 2017, Álvarez was called up to play the senior football team in a friendly match against Iceland. His senior debut match was against the team on 8th February. 
  • After that, his next call was in the Gold Cup. In his team, he was the youngest one on the squad. His first national team goal came on 17th July against Curacao. By scoring the goal, the talented player became the youngest Mexican player to score a goal in a Gold Cup tournament at 19 years old.
  • For the 2018 World Cup, he was named to the 28-man squad in May 2018 becoming the youngest player on the list. In addition, Álvarez was included in Gerardo Martino’s provisional Gold Cup roster in May 2019. He faced a knee injury while playing against Venezuela in a friendly match. 
  • Most recently, Álvarez was named in Mexico’s 31-man squad for the World Cup in October 2022. He was then named in the final 26-man roster for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Against Poland, he made his World Cup 2022 debut game with his teammate Hirving Lozano, and Alexis Vega on November 2022 (Tuesday). The game result was 0-0. 

Edson Álvarez Transfer News

  • Ajax on 21 Jul 2019 for the fee of 15M €
  • Club América on 31 Dec 2016 From América U20

Edson Álvarez Awards, Honors, and Achievements


  • Liga MX: Apertura 2018
  • Copa MX: Clausura 2019


  • Eredivisie: 2020–21, 2021–22
  • KNVB Cup: 2020–21



  • CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI: 2017
  • CONCACAF Best XI: 2018, 2021 
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI: 2021 
  • Eredivisie Team of the Month: April 2021 
  • IFFHS CONCACAF Best XI: 2020 

How much is Edson Álvarez Net Worth?

Edson Álvarez is a successful footballer who has made a quite good fortune in his professional career. As of 2022, the net worth of the Mexican footballer player is estimated to have $1 Million as per sources. He is also making a decent sum of money from the endorsement deals. Playing for América club, he was making an annual salary of €884,000 with a weekly wage of €17000 in 2018. As of July 2019, he 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. From his present team, he is earning an annual salary of £1,820,000 whereas his weekly salary is £35,000. From his career earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle and he also possesses expensive cars and a house. His current market value is recorded at €35 million as of Nov 11, 2022. 

Who is Edson Álvarez Girlfriend?

Edson Álvarez is in a love relationship. Sofia Toache is the stunning girlfriend of Ajax player, Edson Alvarez. The lovebirds met each other in 2018. It might be love at first sight. The duo has a strong understanding between them and they solve the problems arise easily. Their love bond is going very strong with the passage of time and they are likely to get married very soon. Sofia Toache, Edson Álvarez’s half-soul, is a model and Instagram star by profession. The Mexican beauty enrolled at the Autonomous University of Mexico on the Azcapotzalco campus. Álvarez and Toache are the parents of their beautiful children. Their daughter, Valentina Alvarez was born on October 23, 2019. The family is leading a happy life right now. 

Edson Álvarez with his girlfriend, Sofia Toache and their daughter Valentina Alvarez photographed in 2021

How tall is Edson Álvarez?

Edson Álvarez is a handsome footballer with a tall and perfect height of 1.87 m. His well-maintained body weight is 73 Kg. He is very conscious about his food intake and he frequently goes to the gym to maintain his body shape. He has a dark brown pair of eyes and his hair color is also dark brown. He has got a healthy body at present and his attractive body has magnetized a lot of female fans toward him. He is fond of tattoos and has inked tattoos on his hand. 

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