Álvaro Peña Herrero

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Álvaro Peña
Álvaro Peña Nova Creu Alta 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Peña Herrero
Date of birth (1991-10-24) 24 October 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
2006–2010 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Basconia 52 (5)
2011–2013 Bilbao Athletic 63 (2)
2012 Athletic Bilbao 0 (0)
2013–2015 Lugo 65 (4)
2015–2017 Racing Santander 72 (8)
2017– Alcorcón 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2017.

Álvaro Peña Herrero (born 24 October 1991) is a Spanish footballer who plays for AD Alcorcón mainly as a central midfielder.

Club career

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Peña joined local Athletic Bilbao's youth system in 2006, aged 15. After appearing for farm team CD Basconia, he went on to spend two full seasons with the B-side in Segunda División B.

On 28 November 2012, Peña made his debut with the main squad, starting in a 0–2 away win against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. for the campaign's UEFA Europa League.[1] He scored two goals in 34 games for the reserves in his last year, playoffs included.

On 3 July 2013, Peña signed a two-year deal with Segunda División club CD Lugo.[2] He made his league debut on 17 August, playing 65 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against CD Numancia,[3] and scored his first goal as a professional on 19 October by netting his team's second in a 3–3 draw at Recreativo de Huelva.[4]

On 1 September 2015, Peña signed a two-year deal with Racing de Santander in the third division.[5] On 5 July 2017, he returned to the second tier after agreeing to a two-year contract with CD Lugo.[6]


  1. ^ Athletic post comfortable Kiryat Shmona win; UEFA.com, 28 November 2012
  2. ^ Lugo: Álvaro Peña, dos años con los gallegos (Lugo: Álvaro Peña, two years with the Galicians); Todo Mercado Web, 3 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Lugo y Numancia firman un pacto de no agresión (Lugo and Numancia sign pact of no aggression); Marca, 17 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Decano salvó un punto tras remontar tres goles 'in extremis' (The Dean rescued point after coming back from three-goal deficit 'in the nick of time'); Marca, 19 October 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Migue García y Álvaro Peña cierran la plantilla (Migue García and Álvaro Peña complete the squad); El Diario Montañés, 1 September 2015 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Álvaro Peña, nuevo fichaje de la A.D. Alcorcón (Álvaro Peña, new signing of A.D. Alcorcón); AD Alcorcón, 5 July 2017 (in Spanish)

External links

  • Álvaro Peña at Athletic Bilbao
  • Álvaro Peña at BDFutbol
  • Álvaro Peña at Futbolme (in Spanish)
  • Álvaro PeñaUEFA competition record
  • Álvaro Peña at Soccerway
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