Player Details

Name

Álvaro Medrán

Pronunciation

(AHL-vah-roh meh-DRAHN)

Height

5' 8"

Weight

157 lbs

Date of Birth

3.15.1994 (27)

Birthplace

Dos Torres, Spain

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

2021 (CHICAGO FIRE): Came on for Luka Stojanović in stoppage time of the 3-2 loss to Inter Miami on Aug. 18 at DRV PNK Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with New York City FC on Aug. 4 at Soldier Field ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 1 at Subaru Park ... Scored his first MLS goal of the season in the 2-1 loss to Toronto FC on July 24 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with D.C. United on July 21 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 67 minutes in the 5-1 loss to Nashville SC on July 17 at Nissan Stadium ... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week for a third consecutive week after a second straight two-assist peformance in the 3-1 win against Orlando City SC on July 7 at Soldier Field ... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week after his performance in the 3-0 win against Atlanta United FC on July 3 at Soldier Field, which included an assist on Ignacio Aliseda’s first goal of the game ... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week after dishing out two assists in 90 minutes of the 3-3 tie against the Philadelphia Union on June 26 at Soldier Field ... Played 36 minutes in the 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati on June 23 at Soldier Field ... Played 83 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on June 19 at Historic Crew Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to CF Montréal on May 29 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 83 minutes in the 1-0 win against Inter Miami CF on May 22 at Soldier Field ... Went 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to D.C. United on May 13 at Audi Field ... Played 33 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on May 8 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 69 minutes in the 2-0 loss against New York Red Bulls on May 1 at Red Bull Arena ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to Atlanta United on April 24 ... Kicked off the 2021 MLS season by going the full 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with New England Revolution on April 17 at Soldier Field.

2020 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started all 23 regular season games in his year in Major League Soccer, finishing second on the team in minutes played with 1,996. Scored two goals and registered six assists as a midfielder ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 4-3 loss to New York City FC on Nov. 8 ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw with Minnesota United on Nov. 4 ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 tie with Nashville SC on Oct. 31 ... Played 78 minutes in the 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Oct. 28 ... Went the full 90 in the 2-2 tie with New York Red Bulls on Oct. 24 and the 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 17 ... Assisted on both goals in the 2-1 win against D.C. United on Oct. 11, earning MLS Team of the Week honors for his 90-minute performance in Week 17 ... Was named Heineken Man of the Match for his effort during 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 7 ... Earned his fourth assist of the season in the 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Oct. 3 ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 win against Atlanta United on Sept. 27 ... Scored his second goal of the season on an impression solo dribbling run from the midfield into the box in the 4-0 win against the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 23 ... Started his 12th straight match and played 85 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Orlando City SC on Sept. 19 ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with Columbus Crew SC ... Played 89 minutes in the 2-1 loss to New England on Sept. 6 ... Played in the 0-0 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sept. 2 ... Sent in the corner kick that culminated in Mauricio Pineda's goal and logged 83 minutes in the 3-1 loss to NYCFC on Aug. 29 ... Scored his first goal in MLS in style in the Chicago Fire's first home game of 2020, making it 2-0 in what ended as a 3-0 win against FC Cincinnati at Soldier Field on Aug. 25 ... Played 89 minutes against Columbus Crew SC on Aug. 20 ... Started every match for the Chicago Fire in the MLS is Back Tournament and went the full 90 minutes in the team's 2-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 ... Started his fourth straight match of the season and went the full 90 minutes in the Fire's 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on July 19 ... Medrán started his third consecutive match of the season for the Chicago Fire in the first game of the MLS is Back Tournament, going 74 minutes against the Seattle Sounders FC ... Medrán made his MLS debut for the Chicago Fire on March 1, 2020 in a 2-1 defeat against the Seattle Sounders FC. In his debut, he recorded his first point in an assist.

How he joined the Club: Acquired Oct. 10, 2019 utilizing Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Medrán joins the Fire after spending the past five seasons in the Spanish first division, La Liga, competing for Real Madrid, Getafe, Valencia, Deportivo Alavés and Rayo Vallecano. During that stretch, he made 91 appearances across all competitions in Spain, scoring 11 goals. He will be under contract with the Fire through the 2021 season with Club options for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: After progressing through Real Madrid’s youth system, Medrán signed with the club’s first team ahead of the 2014-15 campaign and spent that season playing alongside the likes of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and reigning Ballon d’Or recipient Luka Modrić. In his first season with the club, he made six appearances as Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The following season, Medrán was loaned to Getafe and made 20 La Liga appearances (16 starts), before signing a four-year contract with Valencia ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. In his first season with Valencia, Medrán appeared in 20 games for the club, including 16 in league play and four in the Copa del Rey. In his second year with Valencia, Medrán spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan with Deportivo Alavés, where he appeared 21 times across all competitions. At the international level, Medrán earned three caps for Spain’s U-19 side – featuring in European qualifying matches against Greece and Croatia. He also earned one cap for Spain’s U-21 side, featuring in a friendly match against Belgium.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: At the international level, Medrán earned three caps for Spain’s U-19 side – featuring in European qualifying matches against Greece and Croatia. He also earned one cap for Spain’s U-21 side, featuring in a friendly match against Belgium.

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