Dennis Alas

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Dennis Alas
Personal information
Full name Dennis Jonathan Alas Morales
Date of birth (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santa Tecla F.C.
Youth career
Academia La Chelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 San Salvador 34 (14)
2008Real Maryland (loan) 14 (3)
2008–2013 Luís Ángel Firpo 164 (44)
2014–2015 Feronikeli
2015– Santa Tecla 1 (0)
National team
2001–2012 El Salvador 81 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2016

Dennis Jonathan Alas Morales (born 10 January 1985 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran association football player, who plays as a midfielder for Santa Tecla F.C..

He is the older brother of El Salvador national team member Jaime Alas.[1]

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Pitbull, Alas came through the youth ranks at Academia La Chelona and joined San Salvador F.C. in 2001.

After sparking interest with his Gold Cup performance, Alas trained with MLS club CD Chivas USA in contemplation of a potential move there. Nothing came of this and he return to El Salvador. On December 27, 2007, it was announced that Dennis Alas had signed a one-year contract with USL-2 side Real Maryland F.C..[2] On July 14, 2008, it was announced by Real Maryland F.C. have terminated Dennis Alas’ contract by mutual consent with the player.[3] The Salvadoran international played a total of 14 games and scored 3 goals and was also selected to the USL-2 team of the week twice including a USL-2 Player of the Week honor for his two-goal performance in the 3-2 win over Cleveland. The Salvadoran was on loan to Real Maryland from his former club San Salvador F.C.

Due to a clause in his contract he became free when the capital club was relegated to El Salvador’s second division. Alas jumped at the chance to join Salvadoran champions C.D. Luís Ángel Firpo.

In September 2014, thanks to the Football Superleague of Kosovo not being recognised by FIFA, Alas joined KF Feronikeli. His fellow banned Salvadoran teammates Cristian Castillo and José Henríquez joined Dohuk SC of the Iraqi Premier League, a league also not recognised by FIFA, while Ramón Sánchez subsequently joined Zakho FC of the same league.

International career[edit]

Alas made his debut for El Salvador in an October 2001 friendly match against Mexico and has, as of August 2011, earned a total of 63 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 7 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played at several UNCAF Cups as well as at the 2007[5] and 2009[6] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[7]

On the night of June 7, 2007, he scored the game-winning goal against Trinidad and Tobago to give El Salvador their first win of their 2007 Gold Cup campaign. That night, Alas was named by Univision as the Miller Light Player Of The Match.

On September 20, 2013, Alas was one of 14 Salvadoran players banned for life due to their involvement with match fixing.[8]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 February 2005 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Costa Rica 1–0 1–2 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup
2 7 June 2007 Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 2–1 2–1 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3 24 March 2011 Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba  Cuba 1–0 1–0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonas, Robert (20 February 2012). "La Selecta midfielder Jaime Alas returns to El Salvador, remains confident of transfer to San Jose Earthquakes". Central Line Soccer. SB Nation.
  2. ^ Dennis Alas, Promising Salvadorian Player Comes To Real Maryland F.C. Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine - Real Maryland FC
  3. ^ Real Maryland Release Alas Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine - Real Maryland FC
  4. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  5. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details Archived October 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  6. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived July 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  7. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - RSSSF
  8. ^ "El Salvador match-fixing: 14 footballers banned for life". BBC. Retrieved 21 September 2013.

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