Alfredo Moreno

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Alfredo Moreno
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Personal information
Full name Alfredo David Moreno
Date of birth (1980-01-12) January 12, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tijuana
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Boca Juniors 16 (7)
2000–2001 Necaxa 10 (6)
2000–2001 Cuautitlan 0 (0)
2001 Racing Club 8 (0)
2001–2002 Necaxa 30 (9)
2002 Shandong Luneng 24 (6)
2002 Lokomotiv Moscow 0 (0)
2002–2003 Boca Juniors 5 (2)
2003–2006 Necaxa 132 (42)
2006–2007 UANL 5 (0)
2007–2013 San Luis 98 (51)
2008 América (loan) 14 (4)
2009 Necaxa (loan) 15 (7)
2010–2011 Atlas (loan) 30 (11)
2012–2013 Tijuana (loan) 32 (8)
2013– 2014 Chiapas 0 (0)
2013 Puebla (loan) 6 (3)
2014 Veracruz 10 (0)
2014- Tijuana 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alfredo David Moreno (born January 12, 1980 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina) is an Argentine-born Mexican football forward, who currently plays for Tijuana of the Liga MX.

Moreno began his career with Boca Juniors, making his debut for the team September 26, 1999. He had a brief but successful stint with the team, scoring 5 goals in the Copa Libertadores 2000 match against Bolivian side Blooming.

At the age of 21, Alfredo Moreno joined Club Necaxa (on loan with the option to buy the player in a definite purchase) for the Verano 2001 season. Moreno's debut in Mexico was on January 21, 2001 against Puebla FC. On his third game, he managed to score his first goal on Mexican soil by the virtue of penalty kick. However, in that same game against Club Celaya he was also booked twice and sent off. He scored 6 goals in 472 played for an average of one goal every 78 minutes in a season in which Necaxa failed to qualify for the post-season. The next six months were sort of a drought, for he only scored three goals. Moreno Necaxa did not make the purchase valid and Moreno was back in Argentina playing for Boca Juniors where he stayed there for a year and a half, helping the team to win the 2003 Copa Libertadores de América.

After he left Necaxa, however, Boca Juniors sent Alfredo on loan to China's Shandong FC where he had difficulty not only with his football abilities, but also the culture and communication. While in Asia, Moreno says that in training the coach would yell out some indications and a someone would have to translate to Spanish. To make things worse, the coach was Russian, so the indications started out in Russian, then Chinese and finally into Spanish. Later on, he joined Lokomotiv of the Russian League where he was there for a brief period of one month.

Once again, Moreno would have a second stay with "Los Rayos" for the newly renamed 2003 Apertura where his presence was immediately noticed. In his third game on August 16, 2003, Moreno scored twice to win the game 2-0 against Atlante F.C.. In what would be his best season with Necaxa, Alfredo scored 10 times in 20 games (13 starts), but the team slumped in the quarter finals against the champion Pachuca 4-3 in an aggregate score (Club Necaxa lost 1-3 at home and won 2-1 away). For the next 2 and a half years (Apertura 2004, 2005 and Clausura 2004, 2005 and 2006) Moreno has scored 29 goals.

In 2006 he played the Copa Libertadores again, this time with UANL Tigres alongside of fellow Necaxa striker Ariel Lopez "El Chupa". However, both failed to score in two goalless draws against Libertad of Paraguay where Tigres lost in penalty kicks.

Moreno has been an excellent striker, placing in Necaxa's top ten all-time goal scorers with 49 goals in 136 games played. He was also been publicly criticized for partying late at night in the annual celebration of La Feria de San Marcos in Aguascalientes. Also, he's been questioned that a player of such caliber has yet appear during the crucial times that the team needs him. In the years he has been with Necaxa, they have reached the Liguilla (or postseason) four times, being eliminated by Cruz Azul (Invierno 2001), Pachuca(Apertura 2003 and Apertura 2005) and Tecos UAG (Clausura 2005) and Moreno still cannot find the net in those eight games played.

Moreno during his time at San Luis F.C.

After many speculations, after three bad seasons and after defending the Rayos jersey for more than 5 years, Moreno parted ways with Necaxa. On June 11, 2006, Alfredo was transferred alongside Mario Perez to San Luis F.C. during the 2007 Draft. In exchange, Rayos receiver Angel Reyna and Leonel Olmedo.

In the Apertura tournament of 2007, Moreno was the best goal scorer. In the apertura 2008 tournament, Moreno was sent to play for Club America. However, after an inconsistent tournament with America scoring 4 goals, he was sent back to necaxa for the clausura 2009 tournament where he saw the relegation after he was the only player who safriice to maintain Necaxa in the primera division. For the apertura 2009 and clausura 2010, Moreno played for San Luis where he showed his level was still intact. For the Apertura 2010, Moreno signed for Atlas de Guadalajara.

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
Apertura 2000 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
2000 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
Apertura 2012 Mexico Tijuana Liga MX

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External links[edit]

(Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics