Álvaro Leiva

Álvaro Leiva

Full name: Álvaro Leiva Alemany

Country: Spain

Date of birth: 28/12/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Algeciras (Spain)

Height: 174cm

Youth career: Algeciras CF

Current club: Algeciras CF

Squad number: 30

Current national team: Spain U-18

Position: winger, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Eden Hazard


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– still has a margin to improve his decision-making and efficiency in the final third

– tries to shoot from unprepared positions a little bit too often

Style of play:

– inside forward

– offensive allrounder capable of playing anywhere along the front line

– excellent balance, footwork, and changes of pace

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low center of gravity and excellent close control

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score or pass

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– creative player with above-average playmaking skills

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

– does not hesitate to track back and work for the team/high intensity off the ball

– all-action and energetic

– gets fouled often

Leiva controls the ball with a great first touch, makes a quick feint, and scores with a nice curling finish.
Leiva enters the penalty area, dribbles past one opponent, and scores with a precise finish.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 16 February 2022):

Primera División RFEF 2020/2021: 2 games/0 goals (Algeciras)

Primera División RFEF 2021/2022 (ongoing): 23 games/3 goals (Algeciras)


Álvaro Leiva is a product of Algeciras CF youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented young players in the Spanish third tier. He made his professional debut for Algeciras at the age of only 16 on 23 March 2021 in a league fixture against Atlético Sanluqueño. He became a first-team regular this season which resulted in his first-ever call-up to the Spanish U-18 national team.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European club.




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