The powerfully built forward is a key member of Tahiti’s attacking arsenal and was the team’s second top goalscorer in qualifying, bagging a total of four goals across nine matches.

He was edged out of the team's top goalscoring honour by twin brother Lorenzo, with the pair creating a rare achievement when both got on the scoresheet in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifier last year against New Caledonia. Last June’s matches were also part of the OFC Nations Cup - thus serving as Brazil 2013 qualifiers – and saw four Tehau’s in the spotlight with older brother Jonathan and cousin Teaonui also scoring in the tournament.

At 24, he is now considered one of the leading lights for both the national team and club side AS Tefana. While this FIFA World Cup campaign has been Alvin’s first, his imposing physique contributed to becoming an integral member of Tahiti’s breakthrough qualification for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he played every minute of every match including against Brazil 2013 opponents Spain and Nigeria.

At club level, Alvin has won three national titles, three national cups and also played in the 2012 OFC Champions League final; when Tefana became the only Tahitian team to achieve the feat since the tournament has been played in its current guise.