Alvaro Saborio

Alvaro Saborio
Alvaro Saborio
Alvaro Saborio
Real Name: Álvaro Saborío
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Age: 38 (03/25/1982)
Birthplace: San Carlos, Costa Rica

Option declined following 2016 season.

PRONUNCIATION: Al-vuh-ro sabb-oh-REE-oh

One of the most consistent scoring presences over the last half-decade, Saborio enters 2016 with something to prove. The 33-year-old has scored just 15 goals over his last two seasons after starting his MLS career with four-straight seasons of at least 11 goals. The big No. 9 striker was a main reason why Real Salt Lake made the playoffs every year he was there and he helped the club reach the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League finals and the 2013 MLS Cup.

INTERNATIONAL: For the better part of the last decade, Saborio has proven to be an important player for the Costa Rican national team at various level. He has scored 35 goals in 105 appearances at the senior level. The striker appeared twice for the Ticos at the 2006 World Cup but missed the 2014 tournament due to injury. He has been a major part of World Cup qualifying for the team over the last three cycles and has been a consistent presence on the squad's Gold Cup rosters.

OUTSIDE MLS: Made 19 appearances for Bristol City in their 2009-10 campaign after joining the Robins on loan in September 2009. Netted 36 goals in 87 appearances during his stay with FC Sion from 2006-09. Started his career with Saprissa totaling149 appearances and 95 goals, scoring an average of two goals every three games. Helped Saprissa reach the CONCACAF Champions Cup final in back-to-back years, winning the 2005 title over Mexican side UNAM (Pumas) (3-2 agg.) a year after dropping the series to fellow Costa Rican side Alajuelense.

NOTES: 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winner...2010 MLS Newcomer of the Year.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2016D.C. United198689033712191400
2015D.C. United129477902415191600
2015Real Salt Lake14133108303013171920
2014Real Salt Lake16138114824718252030
2013Real Salt Lake161512134625321252010
2012Real Salt Lake312617239038740353750
2011Real Salt Lake232211192826624433830
2010Real Salt Lake272312198845122302130
Career Totals-158129731155216395165213185170
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