Ángel Morales

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Not to be confused with Ángel Morales (Spanish footballer).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Morales and the second or maternal family name is Santos.
Ángel Morales
Personal information
Full name Ángel Alejandro Morales Santos
Date of birth (1975-06-14) 14 June 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Independiente 30 (3)
1995 Platense 14 (1)
1996–1997 Independiente 36 (5)
1997 Sampdoria 9 (1)
1998 Mérida 2 (0)
1999 Racing Club 32 (7)
1999–2002 Cruz Azul 107 (33)
2002–2004 Veracruz 73 (17)
2004–2005 Racing Club 19 (0)
2006 Dorados Sinaloa 15 (0)
2006–2007 Banfield 19 (0)
2007–2008 Olimpo 28 (1)
2008–2010 Nacional 29 (3)
2010–2011 Huracán 22 (0)
Total 435 (71)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ángel Alejandro Morales Santos (born 14 June 1975), nicknamed Matute, is an Argentine retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Morales was born in Buenos Aires. In his extensive professional career, he represented six clubs in his country, including both Avellaneda giants, Club Atlético Independiente and Racing Club, starting his career at the former and having two spells with both.

His first abroad experience came in June 1997, at the age of 22, as he played in Italy for U.C. Sampdoria for a few months, scoring against Juventus FC. In the ensuing transfer window, he signed with CP Mérida in Spain, but collected almost no La Liga appearances in a relegation-ending season.

After returning to his country, with Racing, Morales moved abroad again, playing for Mexican sides Cruz Azul, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz and Dorados de Sinaloa. At 33, he signed with Uruguay's Club Nacional de Football and, two years later, in 2010, returned to his country and joined Club Atlético Huracán.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Morales' older brother, Carlos, was also a footballer. Also a midfielder, he represented Paraguay internationally, having been born in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Matute" Morales, el nuevo refuerzo de Huracán" ["Matute" Morales, the new Huracán addition] (in Spanish). La Razón. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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