Heriberto Morales

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Heriberto Morales
Personal information
Full name Heriberto Ramón Morales Cortés
Date of birth (1975-03-10) March 10, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2002 Monarcas Morelia 216 (5)
2003 Chivas de Guadalajara 30 (0)
2004–2007 Jaguares 76 (1)
National team
2000–2002 Mexico 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Heriberto Ramón Morales Cortés (born 10 March 1975 in Morelia, Michoacán) is a Mexican former football (soccer) defender.

Morales began his career with Monarcas Morelia in the 1995-96 season,[1] playing as a central or left-sided defender. By 1996, he had become a starter for the majority of Morelia's matches,[1] and he stayed with the club through 2002, winning the Invierno 2000 championship in the process. In 2003 he moved to Chivas, playing one year there, and he spent his last career years playing for Chiapas. Morales ended his Mexican top-flight career with Jaguares in 2007.[1]

He scored the goal in the penalty shootout that won the championship for Morelia against Toluca in 2000.[2]

In addition, Morales earned 12 caps for the Mexican national team. He was called by national coach Javier Aguirre for the 2001 Copa America, appearing in five matches as Mexico advanced to the final.[3] Morales also appeared in three qualifiers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, scoring an own goal against Jamaica on September 2, 2001[4] and starting subsequent matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica.[5] Although he played in several preparation matches prior to the World Cup, Morales was not included in Aguirre's final 23-man squad.

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  1. ^ a b c MedioTiempo. "Heriberto Ramón Morales - Jaguares". Retrieved on January 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Guzmán, Sergio. "El penal de Heriberto que alcanzó una estrella". MedioTiempo, May 19, 2011. Retrieved on January 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Tabeira, Martín. "Copa América 2001". RSSSF, May 31, 2012. Retrieved on January 13, 2013.
  4. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Jamaica - Mexico 1:2". September 2, 2001. Retrieved on January 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "International Matches 2001 - North and Central America and Caribbean". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on January 13, 2013.