Alexander Viveros

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Viveros and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.
Alexander Viveros
Personal information
Full name Alexander Viveros Sánchez
Date of birth (1977-10-08) 8 October 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Deportivo Cali 56 (1)
2000 Cruzeiro 13 (2)
2001 Fluminense 0 (0)
2001–2002 Racing Club 30 (0)
2002 Cruzeiro 11 (0)
2003–2004 Boavista 26 (0)
2004–2005 Nantes 26 (0)
2005–2006 Grasshoppers 5 (0)
2006–2007 Deportivo Cali 31 (0)
2007–2008 Talleres 13 (0)
2010 Boyacá Chicó 28 (0)
2012 Deportivo Cali 2 (0)
Total 241 (3)
National team
1999–2005 Colombia 34 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexander Viveros Sánchez (born 8 October 1977) is a Colombian retired footballer who played as a left back.

Other than in his own, he played in five countries in a 14-year professional career. Viveros represented Colombia at the 1999 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

Born in Cali, Viveros started playing professionally in 1996 with hometown's Deportivo Cali, appearing in 21 games in his second year as the club won the national championship. In 2000 he moved to Brazil and signed for Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, joining Fluminense FC in the following year but leaving the Rio de Janeiro side shortly after.

Viveros spent the 2001–02 campaign in Argentina with Racing Club de Avellaneda, appearing regularly as they won the Apertura tournament. In January 2003, after a second spell with Cruzeiro, he moved to Portugal with Boavista FC, playing 24 Primeira Liga matches in his only full season, with the Porto team ranking in eighth place.

Viveros met different fates with his next two clubs, starting with FC Nantes in France – albeit only in his first year in Ligue 1, with the Canaries finishing in 17th, the first position above the relegation zone – but being a reserve with Swiss Super League side Grasshopper Club Zürich, for which he signed in January 2006. He then returned to his country and Deportivo Cali for a further two seasons.

In 2007–08, Viveros competed in Argentina with Talleres de Córdoba, in Primera B Nacional. After one year out of football, he closed out his career at nearly 33 with Boyacá Chicó FC.

International career[edit]

Viveros gained 34 caps for Colombia during six years (two goals), being selected for the squad that appeared at the 1999 Copa América in Paraguay, and being a starter in an eventual quarter-final exit.[1]



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