|Full name||Aluísio Chaves Ribeiro
|Date of birth||April 4, 1987|
|Place of birth||Santos, Brazil|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Current club||Metalurh Donetsk|
|2008||→ Ponte Preta (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aluísio Chaves Ribeiro Moraes Júnior, commonly known as Júnior Moraes, Ribeiro Moraes or simply Moraes (born April 4, 1987) is a Brazilian striker who currently plays for Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk.
Júnior Moraes was born in a family of sportsmen. His father was a very good football player. He played for Flamengo and Santos. His brother Bruno also played for Santos and Porto and still in activity, while his sister ended her football career because of an injury. His mother was a Paulista tennis champion.
Júnior Moraes being promoted on the senior team by the coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo at the age of 18. The player made his debut in the Campeonato Brasileiro for the first team of Santos, in the same squad with Robinho, Diego, Marcelo or Zago, playing 15 matches in the season 2006/2007 and scoring 1 goal in the 3-0 win against Botafogo. Then he scored again in the first round of Campeonato Brasileiro in the season 2007/2008 in the 3-1 win against Flamengo, but this match was his last appearance for Santos in the national championship, because he was loaned then by Ponte Preta.
Júnior Moraes made an impressive debut in Liga I for Gloria Bistriţa, scoring 10 goals in 17 appearances. His good run continued in the first part of the 2010/2011 season and he accumulated a total of 18 goals scored in 32 matches in the Romanian championship, but in two different seasons.
Before 2011-12 season Moraes joined CSKA Sofia. He made his Bulgarian A PFG debut on 12 September 2011 in a 3–0 home win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv, scoring a penalty. On 2 October, Moraes scored twice in a 3–0 away win over Svetkavitsa. He scored a hattrick versus Litex Lovech on 19 May. Moraes eventually finished the 2011-12 A PFG season as joint top scorer with Ivan Stoyanov.
On February 12, 2011 Gloria Bistriţa announced that Júnior Moraes was sold to Ukrainian Premier League squad Metalurh Donetsk, for a reported fee of 1.25M €. However, Moraes never played a game for Metalurh before he rejoined the team in the summer of 2012.
- Campeonato Paulista: 2007
- ABF A PFG Player of the Year (1): 2011–12
- Player profile on Transfermarkt