SCCL Heroes: Damian Alvarez (Tigres)
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Tigres winger Damian Alvarez (pictured) has competed in four editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. (Photo: Mexsport) 

With the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League final, first-leg encounter between host Tigres and Pachuca slated for April 18, CONCACAF.com is taking a look back at some of the competition’s greatest players. 

One of those is Tigres winger Damian Alvarez.  The 37-year-old has won three CONCACAF club titles with Pachuca – his team’s opponent in the upcoming 2016/17 SCCL final – lifting the Champions’ Cup trophy in 2007 and 2008, while celebratinf on the podium after prevailing over Cruz Azul in the 2009/10 Champions League decider. 

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ALVAREZ AFTER TIGRES TOPPED VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN SEMIFINALS:

"We are waiting for that final, winning this match to prepare ourselves for the final that is coming against Pachuca. It's our second chance in this tournament and we hope it is successful."  

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Alvarez, who has won three Liga MX titles since joining UANL from the Tuzos in 2010, has netted four career goals in SCCL play, a pair with both Pachuca and Tigres – including one in a final. 

 

DAMIAN ALVAREZ

Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Goals 

August 25, 2009 (Group Stage)

Pachuca … 1 goal (13’) in 2-1 home win v Isidro Metapan 

 

April 21, 2010 (Final, First Leg)

Pachuca … 1 goal (69’) in 1-2 away loss v Cruz Azul  

August 17, 2016 (Group Stage)

Tigres … 1 goal (78’) in 3-1 away win v Herediano

 

 

April 5, 2017 (Semifinals, Second Leg)

Tigres … 1 goal (84’) in 2-1 away win v Vancouver Whitecaps FC