Morete in 2002
|Full name||Carlos Manuel Morete Markov|
|Date of birth||14 January 1952|
|Place of birth||Munro, Argentina|
|1975–1980||UD Las Palmas||171||(86)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 2007.
Carlos Manuel Morete Markov (born on 14 January 1952), commonly known as Carlos Morete, is a retired Argentine football striker. He was born in the city of Munro in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina, and is one of the few players to have played for and won titles with Argentina's three biggest clubs: River Plate, Boca Juniors and Club Atlético Independiente. He was part of 5 championship winning teams in Argentina as well as being the topscorer in three Argentine championships. He scored 245 top flight goals in the Primera Division Argentina and La Liga in Spain making him one of the top marksmen in the history of football.
Morete started his career at the age of 18 with River Plate, he was twice topscorer in Nacional 1972 and in Metropolitano 1974 and won his first league title with River in Metropolitano 1975.
After winning the title with River, Morete was sold to Spanish side UD Las Palmas where he played 147 games in 5 seasons, scoring 79 league goals.
After a short spell with Sevilla FC Morete returned to Argentina to play for River's hated rivals; Boca Juniors where he won his second league title, the Metropolitano 1981. After a short spell in Talleres, he went to Independiente, where he hit a remarkable 20 goals in 20 games during Metropolitano 1982 to become topscorer in the Argentine Primera for the third time. After two back-to-back defeats at the hands of Estudiantes de La Plata, Morete's Independiente won Metropolitano 1983. The scorer was transferred to Argentinos Juniors where he helped this previously unsuccessful team to win two league championships; Met 1984 and Nacional 1985 and to further success in the Copa Libertadores 1985.
Morete only ever made 2 appearances for Argentina scoring one goal.