187 cm
Debut Fixture
West Ham United vs Chelsea (Sun, 20/08/2023 - 16:30)
73 kg

Mexico international Edson Álvarez joined West Ham United on a permanent contract until June 2028 for an undisclosed fee from Ajax in August 2023.

A strong and versatile midfielder, Álvarez won two titles with first club América before crossing the Atlantic Ocean and winning two Eredivisie titles and one Dutch Cup and featuring regularly in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League with Ajax.

Capped well over 50 times by his country, Álvarez won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with his national team in both 2019 and 2023.



Made his West Ham United debut as a second-half substitute in the 3-1 Premier League home win over Chelsea on 20 August 2023.

Before West Ham

Born in the municipality of of Tlalnepantla de Baz in the northern suburbs of Mexico City, in October 1997...Came through the ranks at Club América and made his Liga MX debut in a win over Santos Laguna at the historic Estadio Azteca in October 2016, a week after his 18th birthday...Debuted for Mexico in a friendly win in Iceland in February 2017...Appeared for Mexico, aged 20, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia...Scored both goals as Club América defeated Cruz Azul to win the Liga MX Apertura title in December 2018...Still just 21, signed-off his time with Club América by winning the Clausura Copa MX final against Juárez in April 2019, before making his move across the Atlantic Ocean to Ajax that July...Became the first Mexican player to score on his UEFA Champions League group-stage debut when he netted against Lille in September 2019...Went on to win a domestic double with Ajax in 2020/21...Made it consecutive Eredivisie titles the following season, 2021/22... Won the CONCACAF Gold on two occasions, in 2019 and 2023...Helped his country to FIFA World Cup finals victories over Germany, South Korea and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.


Club Honours

Club América

Liga MX Apertura (2018)
Copa MX Clausura (2019)


Eredivisie (2020/21, 2021/22)
KNVB Cup (2021)

International Honours


CONCACAF Gold Cup (2019. 2023)

Individual Honours

CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI (2017)
CONCACAF Best XI (2018, 2021)
CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI (2021)
Eredivisie Team of the Month (April 2021, February 2023)