Álvaro Peña

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Álvaro Peña
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Guillermo Peña
Date of birth (1965-02-11) February 11, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Tahuichi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Blooming
1990–1992 San José
1993–1994 Temuco 29 (7)
1995 Cortuluá 18 (6)
1995 Bolívar
1996 Real Santa Cruz
1997 Destroyers
1998 Oriente Petrolero
1999 The Strongest
2000 Bolívar
2001–2002 Mariscal Braun
2002–2003 Iberoamericana
National team
1987–1996 Bolivia 43 (4)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Oriente Petrolero
2006 Destroyers
2006–2007 Blooming
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008

Álvaro Guillermo Peña (born February 11, 1965 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a former football striker from Bolivia.

Playing career[edit]


At club level he played for San José, where he was the Bolivian league topscorer in 1992,[1] he played abroad with Deportes Temuco of Chile between 1993 and 1994 and for Cortuluá of Colombia in 1995.

His other clubs in Bolivia include Blooming, Oriente Petrolero, Bolívar, Destroyers, The Strongest and Mariscal Braun.


He played 43 international matches and scored 4 goals for the Bolivia national team[2] He made one appearance in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Peña took up coaching, he has served as the manager for Blooming, Oriente Petrolero and Destroyers. He is currently under contract with Ukrainian team Dinamo Kiev, where he is part of the youth sector's coaching staff.




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