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 25)
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– Ingolstadt 04 57 (3)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 4 (0)
2012 United States U23 1 (0)
2013– United States 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:55, 30 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2015

Alfredo Morales (born 12 May 1990) is a German-born 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". thedenimkit.com. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  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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