Alam played for Club Atlético Peñarol of the Uruguayan Primera División as well as spending time with Dutch sides SC Heerenveen and Vitesse Arnhem, both of the Dutch Eredivisie. The 20-year-old attacker then joined C.S. Visé of Belgium.
Alam represented Indonesia on several occasions from the U-11 through the U-23 level. The attacking player shares the same hometown as one of D.C. United’s owners, Erick Thohir.
Signed on loan on 1/25/13 from from C.S. Visé (Belgium).