Quini (footballer, born 1980)
Quini celebrates a goal for Alcorcón in 2012
|Full name||Joaquín Álvarez Álvarez|
|Date of birth||4 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1996–1997||San Martín de la Vega|
|1997–1998||Atlético Pinto B|
|2013||→ Racing Santander (loan)||21||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
From 1997 to 2010, Madrid-born Quini played exclusively in the lower leagues of Spanish football, representing nine clubs including CA Pinto (two spells). In the 2009–10 season he scored 20 goals in 35 matches for CD Leganés, also in the Community of Madrid.
At the age of already 30, Quini made his second division debut, with AD Alcorcón with which he had already played six years before. He finished the 2010–11 campaign with 22 goals, fifth-best in the competition as the team easily retained their newly acquired status; highlights included a hat-trick against Girona FC (3–1 home win) and braces against SD Ponferradina (2–0, home), Xerez CD (3–1, home), Córdoba CF (2–1 at home), UD Las Palmas (5–0, home) and CD Tenerife (3–2 home success).
Quini lowered his totals to 13 in 2011–12, but the side again stayed in the second tier, finishing in fourth position and qualifying to the playoffs. He was loaned to Racing de Santander in January 2013, and suffered relegation with the latter.
- "Dioni entra en el 'club de los 20'" [Dioni joins the '20 club'] (in Spanish). CD Leganés. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- Egido, Óscar (10 February 2015). "Quini Álvarez: "Me ilusionaba más jugar un partido de pádel que uno de fútbol"" [Quini Álvarez: "I had more interest playing a game of padel than one of football"] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- Acedo, Diego (20 September 2010). "La saga goleadora Quini tiene su continuidad en Alcorcón" [Quini scoring saga continues in Alcorcón]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Quini firma un 'hat-trick' y tres puntos para el Alcorcón" [Quini gets 'hat-trick' and three points for Alcorcón]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 September 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Quini da una victoria histórica al Alcorcón" [Quini gives historic win to Alcorcón]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 5 September 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "El Alcorcón continúa siendo inexpugnable en su estadio" [Alcorcón still unbeatable at home ground]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 October 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Quini liquida al Córdoba (2–1) e impulsa al Alcorcón" [Quini finishes Córdoba (2–1) and thrusts Alcorcón] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Manita del Alcorcón" [Alcorcón fiver]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 12 February 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Quini lidera la remontada del Alcorcón y condena al Tenerife" [Quini leads Alcorcón comeback and condemns Tenerife]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 April 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- G. Gil, Aimara (23 May 2012). "El Alcorcón puede atar el playoff al ritmo de Quini" [Alcorcón can clinch playoffs Quini-style]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- Fernández, Pedro (30 December 2012). "Quini se lleva sus goles de Alcorcón a Santander" [Quini takes his goals from Alcorcón to Santander]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- "Quini se convierte en el nuevo director deportivo del Eldense" [Quini becomes Eldense's new director of football]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 28 January 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.