Alfredo Morales

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Alfredo Morales
Morales, Alfredo Hertha 12-13 WP.JPG
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Morales
Date of birth (1990-05-12) 12 May 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Ingolstadt 04
Number 6
Youth career
1994–1997 BSC Reinickendorf 21
1997–1999 Borussia Pankow
1999–2000 FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh
2000–2008 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Hertha BSC II 81 (11)
2010–2013 Hertha BSC 20 (1)
2013– FC Ingolstadt 04 50 (2)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 4 (0)
2012 United States U23 1 (0)
2013– United States 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 November 2014

Alfredo Morales (born 12 May 1990) is an American soccer defender of Peruvian descent, currently playing for FC Ingolstadt 04.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In November 2008, Morales made his first match for the second team of Hertha BSC in the Fußball-Regionalliga. In 2010, he was allowed the to travel with the professional players to the summer training camp for first time,[1] though he couldn't make it to the squad. Due to injuries to Fanol Perdedaj and Raffael, he made his professional debut for Hertha's first team on 5 December 2010 in a match against TSV 1860 München, which Hertha lost 0–1.[2]

On 17 May 2013, Morales joined FC Ingolstadt 04 on a two-year contract.[3] Morales received a red card in the 80th minute of Ingolstadt's opening match against FC Erzgebirge Aue on 19 July 2013 after earning a spot in the starting XI.[4]

International[edit]

Morales was eligible to play for the United States through his father, who is Peruvian but also is an American citizen and served in the U.S. military.[5] Morales was called up by the senior U.S. squad for the November 2011 European friendlies.[6] Morales made his first appearance for the U.S. National Team on 29 January 2013 in an international friendly vs Canada, coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute.

Morales had considered playing for the Peru national football team since his father is from Chimbote, Peru,[7] Sergio Markarian, coach of the Peruvian national team, had shown interest in the German born player.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSC: Hertha mit 27 Spielern ins Trainingslager - News - 2. Bundesliga - die offizielle Webseite der Bundesliga". bundesliga.de - die offizielle Webseite der Bundesliga (in German). Feb 25, 2015. Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "0:1 bei 1860 München, Rote Karte für Sejna". Hertha BSC Blog (in German). Dec 5, 2010. Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sciaretta, Brian (17 May 2013). "Morales Signs With Ingolstadt". Yanks Abroad. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ingolstädter Fehler machen Sylvestr glücklich: FC Ingolstadt 04 - Erzgebirge Aue 1:2 (0:1)". kicker online (in German). Dec 12, 2011. Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Alfredo Morales: 7 Things You Should Know" (in English). thedenimkit.com. 04 November 2011. Retrieved 06 March 2015.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Klinsmann Names 22 Players to MNT Roster for Important November Friendlies Against France and Slovenia". ussoccer.com. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Alfredo Morales a Depor: 'Me gustaría jugar con Claudio Pizarro' (AUDIO)". Depor (in Spanish). Jan 22, 2014. Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Markarián: Alfredo Morales del Hertha quiere jugar por Perú" (in Spanish). peru.com. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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