Real San Jose is proud to announce Yasid Alvarado as the recipient of this year's Alexander Arellano Memorial Award. Alvarado, a talented defensive midfielder, has been recognized for his outstanding commitment as a teammate and his integral role in the team's success over the past season.
The Alexander Arellano Award is presented annually to the Real San Jose player who most exemplifies the ideals of being the ultimate teammate, making the most positive impact throughout the year. The award honors the memory of Alex Arellano, the beloved second son of Real San Jose founder and manager Nick Arellano.
Yasid Alvarado expressed his gratitude upon receiving the accolade, saying: "Thank you, first of all! The award means a lot to me because you practically recognize someone with the characteristics of that great person who was Alexander, a great person and an important person to Real San Jose. And it's nice to keep remembering and honoring him. Thanks a lot.
For me, it is an honor to receive the award, and it fills me with joy because one does not realize many people around you see the little good things that you have and not the bad. This award motivates me to continue growing as a good person since I have to give a good example." Real San Jose owner Nick Arellano praised Alvarado's contributions, stating: "Yasid is a great teammate to everyone in the club and represents us very well both when he is with the team and in public. Alex would have loved being around Yasid."
Teammates have also spoken highly of Alvarado's impact on the team. Striker and NSL Pacific 2023 Golden Boot winner Lluis Dolade shared his thoughts: "From the very first day, Yasid welcomed me into the team with open arms. His selflessness and commitment to the team's success have never wavered, and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to share the pitch with him." Midfielder Hayago Galdino echoed these sentiments, adding: "Yasid was a consistent attendee at training this season, stepped in a crucial role as a double 6, which led to our success on the pitch, and finally, always maintained a positive attitude with the guys on and off the field."
This year's award ceremony was held at the Real San Jose end-of-season party, where Alvarado's achievements were commemorated in front of proud teammates. The Alexander Arellano Memorial Award continues to remind the Real San Jose community of the importance of camaraderie, collaboration, and the relentless pursuit of excellence in honoring the memory of Alex Arellano.
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