|Full name||Manuel Alfaro de la Torre|
|Date of birth||19 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Alcalá de Henares, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1993–1994||→ Valladolid (loan)||5||(0)|
|2007–2008||San Fernando Henares|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Alcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid, Alfaro made his professional debuts with the club at which he finished his football formation, Atlético Madrid. He played rarely for the Colchoneros' first team, with 18 of his 24 appearances coming in the 1992–93 season, and was also loaned to Real Valladolid during his stint in the Spanish capital.
Alfaro signed for Hércules CF in 1994, scoring 20 Segunda División goals in his first two seasons combined, including 12 in the 1995–96 campaign en route to a La Liga return after a ten-year absence for the Alicante side. In the following year he netted a career-best 15 goals, but they were immediately relegated back.
In 1998–99, Alfaro produced another solid season in the top flight, now with Villarreal CF (35 games and 12 goals), but suffered another relegation. After years battling with chronic tendinitis he decided to retire from football in December 2002, aged only 31; his last club was Hércules, now in Segunda División B.
After his retirement, Alfaro coached mainly in amateur football. In the 2004–05 season he worked alongside former Hércules teammate Josip Višnjić at hometown's RSD Alcalá, acting as director of football, youth coordinator and first-team assistant manager for the third division team; in the following year, he returned to his main club Hércules as a scout.
After two seasons in Tercera División with as many sides, Alfaro again worked with Hércules, as director of football. In 2009–10 he returned to coaching duties in the tier where he left off, with Talavera CF, but the club folded soon after. In November 2010 he was appointed at another fourth level team, CD Toledo.
- "Alfaro se despide sin lágrimas" [Alfaro says goodbye without tears]. El País (in Spanish). 23 December 2002. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
- "Manolo Alfaro releva a Serna como entrenador del Toledo" [Manolo Alfaro relieves Serna as coach of Toledo]. ABC (in Spanish). 9 October 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2011.