|Full name||Álvaro Novo Ramírez|
|Date of birth||(1978-05-16) 16 May 1978 (age 44)|
|Place of birth||Córdoba, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Novo was born in Córdoba, Andalusia. After finishing his football development at local Córdoba CF he started as a senior at lowly RCD Carabanchel in Madrid, helping the club to its only two Segunda División B years, after which he left in 1998.
Novo then moved to RCD Mallorca, first playing with the reserves, competing one season in the Segunda División and being relegated. He made his debut for the main squad in the year 2000, then became an undisputed starter for the Balearic Islands side, partnering Serb Jovan Stanković in the wings.
After a third place in La Liga in the 2000–01 campaign, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League, and the Copa del Rey conquest in 2003, Novo left for Atlético Madrid, rejoining former Mallorca coach Gregorio Manzano whom asked for his signing repeatedly. After the manager was replaced for 2004–05, he disappeared from the team's lineups (only five matches).
In the summer of 2005, Novo signed with Real Sociedad. Again, a coaching change – José Mari Bakero was fired – made him go from an important attacking unit to a third-string squad member, the Basque could not release him due to his high wages and the player also refused to go on loan to neighbours SD Eibar; his contract expired in June 2008, and he was released.
- ^ a b c d "Álvaro NOVO Ramírez". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- ^ a b c Vega, Álvaro (16 February 2016). "Los diez cordobeses con más partidos en Primera" [The ten native from Córdoba with more matches in Primera]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
- ^ Leal, Tolo (24 November 2011). "Jugadores de ayer y de hoy: Álvaro Novo" [Players from yesterday and today: Álvaro Novo] (in Spanish). RCDM. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
- ^ Miguelez, José (29 June 2003). "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- ^ Domenech, Pablo (20 August 2003). "Novo es el séptimo fichaje de Manzano" [Novo is Manzano's seventh signing]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
- ^ Borasteros, Daniel (2 September 2003). "Las dos caras de Novo" [The two faces of Novo]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
- ^ a b "Álvaro Novo: "Por mucho que trabaje, no creo que sirva si ya han decidido no contar conmigo"" [Álvaro Novo: "No matter how hard I work, I don't think it will do any good if they have decided to deem me surplus"]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 9 August 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- ^ Sánchez, Ramón (1 September 2005). "Álvaro Novo fue el único fichaje de última hora" [Álvaro Novo was the only last-minute signing]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 February 2014.
- ^ "Novo dice "no" a la cesión al Eibar" [Novo says "no" to Eibar loan]. Noticias de Gipuzkoa (in Spanish). 30 January 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
- ^ Sáenz San Juan, Pablo (11 April 2018). "Otros "10" que han vestido la elástica de la Real además de Xabi Prieto" [Other "10" who have donned Real's jersey besides Xabi Prieto] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- Álvaro Novo at BDFutbol
- Álvaro Novo at Soccerway