Alvaro Recoba

Date of birth17 March 1976
Place of birthMontevideo
NationalityUruguayan
Weight79 kg
Height1.79 m
PositionForward

He began his career at local side Nacional in 1996 where his performances earned him a first international cap in July 1999 against Columbia in the Copa America. He left Nacional to play for Roma in the 2000-2001 season but has failed to become a regular member of the team. On the international stage his versatility have made him an integral part of the team, playing at left back or on either flank.

His only goal in the 2002 finals was the penalty he converted in a 3-3 draw with Senegal in Suwon.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Internazionale

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Internazionale Serie A 23
6
8
2000-01 Internazionale UEFA Champions League
1
2000-01 Internazionale UEFA Cup 6
2
5
2001-02 Internazionale Serie A 15
3
6
2001-02 Internazionale UEFA Cup 1
3
2001-02 World XI Maradona Farewell Match 1
2002-03 Internazionale Serie A 23
4
9
2
2002-03 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 7
7
3
2003-04 Internazionale Serie A 12
7
7
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 2
1
1
1
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Cup 2
2
2
1
2004-05 Internazionale Serie A 4
9
3
3
2004-05 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 Aug 2000 Inter Milano v Helsingborgs D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
28 Sep 2000 Ruch Chorzów v Inter Milano W 0-3 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
28 Sep 2000 Inter Milano v Ruch Chorzów W 4-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Reggina v Inter Milano L 2-1 Serie A 1
14 Oct 2000 Inter Milano v Napoli W 3-1 Serie A 2
21 Oct 2000 Udinese v Inter Milano L 3-0 Serie A 3
26 Oct 2000 Inter Milano v Vitesse Arnhem D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Nov 2000 Inter Milano v AS Roma W 2-0 Serie A 4
05 Nov 2000 Verona v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 5
09 Nov 2000 Vitesse Arnhem v Inter Milano D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Nov 2000 Inter Milano v Lecce L 0-1 Serie A 6
18 Nov 2000 Inter Milano v Perugia W 2-1 Serie A 7
21 Nov 2000 Hertha Berlin v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 Vicenza v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 8
03 Dec 2000 Inter Milano v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 9
07 Dec 2000 Inter Milano v Hertha Berlin W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Fiorentina v Inter Milano L 2-0 Serie A 10
17 Dec 2000 Inter Milano v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 11
23 Dec 2000 Atalanta v Inter Milano W 0-1 Serie A 12
07 Jan 2001 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 13
14 Jan 2001 Inter Milano v Parma D 1-1 Serie A 14
20 Jan 2001 Lazio v Inter Milano L 2-0 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Inter Milano v Bari W 1-0 Serie A 16
15 Feb 2001 Alavés v Inter Milano D 3-3 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 Napoli v Inter Milano L 1-0 Serie A 19
22 Feb 2001 Inter Milano v Alavés L 0-2
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
25 Feb 2001 Inter Milano v Udinese W 2-1 Serie A 20
04 Mar 2001 AS Roma v Inter Milano L 3-2 Serie A 21
18 Mar 2001 Lecce v Inter Milano W 1-2 Serie A 23
01 Apr 2001 Perugia v Inter Milano W 2-3 Serie A 24
08 Apr 2001 Inter Milano v Vicenza D 1-1 Serie A 25
14 Apr 2001 Juventus v Inter Milano L 3-1 Serie A 26
29 Apr 2001 Brescia v Inter Milano L 1-0 Serie A 28
06 May 2001 Inter Milano v Atalanta W 3-0 Serie A 29
11 May 2001 Inter Milano v AC Milan L 0-6 Serie A 30
27 May 2001 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 32
10 Jun 2001 Bari v Inter Milano W 1-2 Serie A 33
17 Jun 2001 Inter Milano v Bologna W 2-1 Serie A 34
02 Dec 2001 Atalanta v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 13
09 Dec 2001 Brescia v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 14
15 Dec 2001 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A
13 Jan 2002 Perugia v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 18
20 Jan 2002 Inter Milano v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 19
10 Feb 2002 Bologna v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 22
17 Feb 2002 Verona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 23
21 Feb 2002 Inter Milano v AEK Athens W 3-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
24 Feb 2002 Inter Milano v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 24
28 Feb 2002 AEK Athens v Inter Milano D 2-2
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
03 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 25
10 Mar 2002 Inter Milano v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 26
14 Mar 2002 Inter Milano v Valencia D 1-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
17 Mar 2002 Lecce v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 27
24 Mar 2002 Inter Milano v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 28
30 Mar 2002 Fiorentina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 29
04 Apr 2002 Inter Milano v Feyenoord L 0-1 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
07 Apr 2002 Inter Milano v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 30
14 Apr 2002 Inter Milano v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 31
21 Apr 2002 Chievo Verona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 32
28 Apr 2002 Inter Milano v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 33
05 May 2002 Lazio v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 34
14 Aug 2002 Sporting Lisboa v Internazionale D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
27 Aug 2002 Inter Milano v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
14 Sep 2002 Inter Milano v Torino D 0-0 Serie A 2
17 Sep 2002 Rosenborg BK v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
22 Sep 2002 Reggina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 3
25 Sep 2002 Inter Milano v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Sep 2002 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 4
02 Oct 2002 Inter Milano v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
06 Oct 2002 Piacenza v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 5
20 Oct 2002 Inter Milano v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 6
22 Oct 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Oct 2002 Inter Milano v Rosenborg BK D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
03 Nov 2002 Como v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 8
06 Nov 2002 Empoli v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 1
09 Nov 2002 Inter Milano v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 9
12 Nov 2002 Ajax v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
23 Nov 2002 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 11
27 Nov 2002 Newcastle United v Inter Milano W 1-4 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
07 Dec 2002 Lazio v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 13
10 Dec 2002 Inter Milano v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
15 Dec 2002 Inter Milano v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 14
22 Dec 2002 Parma v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 15
12 Jan 2003 Inter Milano v Modena D 0-0 Serie A 16
26 Jan 2003 Inter Milano v Empoli D 0-0 Serie A 18
02 Feb 2003 Torino v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 19
09 Feb 2003 Inter Milano v Reggina D 0-0 Serie A 20
15 Feb 2003 Chievo Verona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 21
18 Feb 2003 Barcelona v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
02 Mar 2003 Juventus v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 23
08 Mar 2003 Bologna v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 24
16 Mar 2003 Inter Milano v Como D 0-0 Serie A 25
23 Mar 2003 Udinese v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 26
06 Apr 2003 Inter Milano v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 27
12 Apr 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 28
19 Apr 2003 Brescia v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 29
22 Apr 2003 Valencia v Inter Milano D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
27 Apr 2003 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 30
03 May 2003 Atalanta v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 31
07 May 2003 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
13 May 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
17 May 2003 Modena v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 33
18 Oct 2003 Brescia v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 6
21 Oct 2003 Lokomotiv Moskva v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
26 Oct 2003 Inter Milano v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 7
02 Nov 2003 Chievo Verona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 8
05 Nov 2003 Inter Milano v Lokomotiv Moskva D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
29 Nov 2003 Juventus v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 11
10 Dec 2003 Dynamo Kiev v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
14 Dec 2003 Bologna v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 13
21 Dec 2003 Lazio v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 14
06 Jan 2004 Inter Milano v Lecce D 0-0 Serie A 15
25 Jan 2004 Modena v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 18
01 Feb 2004 Inter Milano v Siena D 0-0 Serie A 19
08 Feb 2004 Sampdoria v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 20
15 Feb 2004 Inter Milano v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 21
21 Feb 2004 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 22
26 Feb 2004 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
29 Feb 2004 Inter Milano v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 23
11 Mar 2004 Benfica v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
14 Mar 2004 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 25
21 Mar 2004 Ancona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 26
25 Mar 2004 Inter Milano v Benfica D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
28 Mar 2004 Reggina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 27
14 Apr 2004 Inter Milano v Olympique Marseille D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Apr 2004 Inter Milano v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 30
09 May 2004 Inter Milano v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 33
16 May 2004 Empoli v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 34
11 Aug 2004 FC Basel v Inter Milano D 1-1 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
11 Sep 2004 Chievo Verona v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 1
22 Sep 2004 Atalanta v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 3
26 Sep 2004 Inter Milano v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 4
03 Oct 2004 AS Roma v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 5
30 Oct 2004 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 9
07 Nov 2004 Fiorentina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 10
10 Nov 2004 Inter Milano v Bologna D 2-2 Serie A 11
28 Nov 2004 Inter Milano v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 13
19 Dec 2004 Inter Milano v Brescia W 1-0 Serie A 16
09 Jan 2005 Inter Milano v Sampdoria W 3-2 Serie A 18
15 Jan 2005 Reggina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 19
22 Jan 2005 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 1-1 Serie A 20
19 Feb 2005 Udinese v Inter Milano D 1-1 Serie A 25


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Uruguay Copa Mercosur
1
1994-95 Uruguay International Friendly
2
1996-97 Uruguay Copa America 3
1
1996-97 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
2
1996-97 Uruguay International Friendly 2
3
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2
1
1998-99 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1999-00 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 4
1999-00 Uruguay International Friendly 2
1
1
2000-01 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 5
2000-01 Uruguay International Friendly 1
2001-02 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 10
1
2
2001-02 Uruguay International Friendly 4
2002-03 Uruguay International Friendly 2
2003-04 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
3
1
2003-04 Uruguay International Friendly 2
2004-05 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2
1
2005-06 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 5
1
2005-06 Uruguay International Friendly
1
2006-07 Uruguay Copa America 2
1
2006-07 Uruguay International Friendly 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Jan 1995 Spain v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Feb 1995 Mexico v Uruguay L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Mar 1995 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-0 Copa Mercosur
17 Jul 1996 China PR v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Aug 1996 Japan v Uruguay L 5-3 International Friendly
12 Nov 1996 Chile v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Jan 1997 Uruguay v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 1997 Uruguay v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Jun 1997 Peru v Uruguay L 1-0 Copa America Group B
15 Jun 1997 Uruguay v Venezuela W 2-0 Copa America Group B
18 Jun 1997 Bolivia v Uruguay L 1-0 Copa America Group B
10 Sep 1997 Peru v Uruguay L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Oct 1997 Argentina v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
13 Dec 1997 United Arab Emirates v Uruguay W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
15 Dec 1997 Uruguay v Czech Republic W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
17 Dec 1997 Uruguay v South Africa W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Dec 1997 Australia v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1997 Czech Republic v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
22 Dec 1998 Basque Spain v Uruguay L 5-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Uruguay v Costa Rica W 5-4 International Friendly
12 Oct 1999 Uruguay v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Feb 2000 Uruguay v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Uruguay v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Apr 2000 Paraguay v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Jun 2000 Uruguay v Chile W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Jun 2000 Brazil v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
18 Jul 2000 Uruguay v Venezuela W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
25 Jul 2000 Uruguay v Peru D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Oct 2000 Argentina v Uruguay L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Feb 2001 Slovenia v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Uruguay v Paraguay L 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
24 Apr 2001 Chile v Uruguay W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Aug 2001 Venezuela v Uruguay L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
04 Sep 2001 Peru v Uruguay W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Oct 2001 Uruguay v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Nov 2001 Ecuador v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Nov 2001 Australia v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
25 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Australia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
27 Mar 2002 Saudi Arabia v Uruguay L 3-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Italy v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
12 May 2002 USA v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 China PR v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Uruguay v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 France v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
28 Mar 2003 Japan v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 2003 Korea Republic v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
30 Jul 2003 Uruguay v Peru W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Uruguay v Argentina L 2-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2003 Uruguay v Bolivia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Sep 2003 Paraguay v Uruguay L 4-1 FIFA World Cup South America
15 Nov 2003 Uruguay v Chile W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Nov 2003 Brazil v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup South America
31 Mar 2004 Uruguay v Venezuela L 0-3 FIFA World Cup South America
06 Jun 2004 Colombia v Uruguay L 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America
05 Sep 2004 Uruguay v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
17 Nov 2004 Uruguay v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
17 Aug 2005 Spain v Uruguay L 2-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2005 Uruguay v Colombia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Oct 2005 Ecuador v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Oct 2005 Uruguay v Argentina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Nov 2005 Uruguay v Australia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
16 Nov 2005 Australia v Uruguay L 1-0 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
24 Mar 2007 Korea Republic v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2007 Australia v Uruguay W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Jul 2007 Venezuela v Uruguay D 0-0 Copa America Group A
07 Jul 2007 Venezuela v Uruguay W 1-4 Copa America Quarter-final
10 Jul 2007 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-2 (4-5) Copa America Semi-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.