Julio Morales

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Julio Morales
Personal information
Full name Julio César Araújo Morales
Date of birth (1945-02-16) February 16, 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1965 Racing Montevideo
1965–1972 Nacional
1973–1978 Austria Wien 168 (55)
1979–1982 Nacional
National team
1966–1981 Uruguay 24 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Julio César Araújo Morales is a former Uruguayan football striker. He was born on February 16, 1945, in the city of Montevideo in Uruguay. He was part of the Uruguay squad for the 1970 World Cup, where they finished fourth, as well as in a Mundialito winning team in January 1981, at the age of almost 36. He won a number of trophies in South America and Europe including the Copa Libertadores in 1971 and 1980.

Club career[edit]

Morales started his career in 1961 at the age of 16 with Racing Club de Montevideo, in 1965 he was signed by Uruguayan giants Nacional he helped the club to win 5 league titles and a Copa Libertadores before moving to Europe to play for Austria Wien.

With Austria Wien he won two Austrian league titles and two Austrian Cups, he also played in the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1978.

After the disappointment of missing out on the Cup Winners Cup, Morales returend to Nacional, where he won another league title and Copa Libertadores before his retirement in 1982.

Morales is the 5th highest scoring player in the history of the Copa Libertadores with 30 goals, he scored a total of 191 goals for Nacional in 471 appearances.

Honours[edit]

Nacional
Austria Wien

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