Alvaro Recoba Rivero (born March 17, 1976 in
Montevideo) is a Uruguayan soccer player. He played for Uruguay
at the 2002 World Cup.
Known as Il Chino, due to his mongoloid facial appearance, he
has played for Inter since coming to Europe, except for a six
month-stint at Venezia. In Venezia he scored 11 times in 19
matches and was involved in more or less every goal the Venice
side scored during his time there.
He has performed miracles for Inter, often stunning the crowd .
Though, he has performed badly as well, living up to the stamp
put on him saying that he'd never reach his full potential.