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Alexander Szymanowski

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1988 (31 years old)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

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Leganes

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Alexander Szymanowski (born 13 October 1988), simply known as Alexander, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CD Leganés mainly as a left winger.

Club career
Early career
Born in Buenos Aires, Alexander moved to Guadarrama, Madrid in November 2000, at the age of 12. After four months on trial at Real Madrid, he subsequently represented Atlético Madrid, AD Unión Adarve, CF Rayo Majadahonda, CA Leones de Castilla and Alcobendas CF as a youth.

Alexander made his senior debuts with UD San Sebastián de los Reyes in the 2007–08 campaign, suffering relegation from Segunda División B. In the 2009 summer he moved to Tercera División side Antequera CF, appearing regularly and subsequently returning to his previous club in the following year.

In July 2011 Alexander moved to RSD Alcalá in the third tier. He finished the season with 38 appearances and 11 goals, being the club's top goalscorer.

Recreativo
On 11 July 2012, Alexander signed a three-year contract with Recreativo de Huelva in Segunda División. After being nearly left out of the squad due to not having an EU passport, he played his first match as a professional on 25 August, starting in a 1–0 home win against CD Mirandés.

On 14 October Alexander scored his first professional goal, netting the last in a 2–5 away loss against Girona FC. On 26 May 2013 he scored a brace in a 2–1 home win against Córdoba CF, and contributed with 38 appearances and 10 goals during his first campaign, with his side narrowly avoiding relegation.

Brøndby
On 29 August 2013, Alexander signed a one-year loan contract with Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF with a €2 million buyout clause. On 15 September he made his debut, in a 2–1 home win over Odense Boldklub. Late in the month, Alexander scored his first two goals abroad, in a 3–2 win over FC Copenhagen, being also named man of the match.

On 10 January 2014, Brøndby activated the buyout clause in Alexander's contract, who signed a two-and-half year contract with the Danish side. On 27 July of the following year he was released.

Leganés
In July 2015, Alexander signed a two-year deal with CD Leganés in the second tier. He was an undisputed starter for the Madrid side during the season, scoring a career-best 12 goals to help his side promote to La Liga for the first time ever.

Alexander made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 27 August 2016, starting in a 0–0 home draw against Atlético Madrid. He scored his first goal in the division on 25 September, but in a 1–2 home loss against Valencia CF.

Personal life
His sister, Marianela, is also a footballer who plays for Valencia. After he scored his first double in Primera in an important 4–0 win over Betis on May 2017, they embraced each other in Butarque's stands.


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