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Salvador Carmona
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Full name Salvador José Carmona Álvarez
Date of birth August 22, 1975 (1975-08-22) (age 34)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender, Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Toluca 159 (9)
2000–2001 Atlante 48 (1)
2002–2003 Toluca 78 (8)
2004 Guadalajara 38 (1)
2005–2007 Cruz Azul 46 (2)
National team
1996–2005 Mexico 84 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Salvador José Carmona Álvarez (born 22 August 1975 in Mexico City) is a retired Mexican football defender who is currently banned for life from playing professional soccer affiliated to FIFA for failing two separate anti-doping tests.

During his career, he obtained 85 caps for the Mexican national team since his debut in 1996, and participated in the World Cup's of 1998 and 2002, in which he played an important role in the team.

He was involved in a doping controversy and suspended one year along with fellow teammate Aaron Galindo in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, therefore prohibiting both players from representing Mexico in the 2006 World Cup. Finally, on 16 May 2007, Carmona received a lifetime ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for testing positive once again in an antidoping control test taken on 31 January 2006.

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