Marcelo Martins Moreno
Moreno playing for Flamengo in 2013
|Full name||Marcelo Martins Moreno|
|Date of birth||18 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2009||→ Werder Bremen (loan)||5||(0)|
|2010||→ Wigan Athletic (loan)||12||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Flamengo (loan)||16||(2)|
|2014–2015||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||32||(15)|
|2019||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||12||(7)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:47, 31 July 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:31, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
Marcelo Martins Moreno (born 18 June 1987), known as Marcelo Martins in Bolivia and as Marcelo Moreno in other countries, is a Bolivian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Cruzeiro and captains the Bolivia national team. He is considered one of the greatest Bolivian strikers of all time. With 27 goals, he is the national team's all-time top goalscorer.
Moreno was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. He began his career at Oriente Petrolero, but moved to Vitória, becoming first choice in 2006, at the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. He scored 12 goals in the competition, four less than the top goalscorer. In the middle of 2007, he moved to Cruzeiro, becoming first choice only in the next year, when he scored 8 goals at the 2008 Copa Libertadores, being the top goalscorer, alongside Salvador Cabañas.
On 27 May 2008, he signed a five-year contract with Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian club agreed to pay €9 million for the player. On 1 November, he scored a brace in a 3–1 league match win against Zorya Luhansk. Even though he had won the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, on 29 May 2009, unable to establish himself in Donetsk, Moreno joined German club Werder Bremen on loan. Bremen had initially attempted to sign Moreno the previous summer, but the player opted for Shakhtar. On 2 August 2009, he scored a double in a 2009–10 DFB-Pokal match that ended in a 5–0 victory against Union Berlin. On 29 January 2010, Bremen terminated his contract and he returned to Shakhtar Donetsk. On transfer deadline day, a six-month loan deal between Shakhtar and Wigan Athletic was agreed to take the player to the Premier League. He signed for them on 1 February on loan. After returning to Shakhtar, he made a decent impression, scoring 7 times in 23 appearances. However, after being listed as a reserve the next season, Moreno joined Grêmio in late December 2011 and signed a five-year contract with the Brazilian team starting in 2012. He was then loaned to Flamengo in the 2013 season and Cruzeiro in 2014.
In February 2015, Moreno transferred to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai. His first season in China was successful, scoring 20+ goals in 53 games. In 2017 he signed for Wuhan Zall in the Chinese League One being the joint top scorer in his first season with 23 league goals, along with Colombian Harold Preciado. In 2019 Moreno signed with Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. Although he only played 12 games with them, he scored 7 goals.
Born in Bolivia to a Brazilian father (Mauro Martins, former footballer) and Bolivian mother, Moreno played for the Brazilian under-18 and under-20 sides at the youth level, becoming the first foreign player to be part of this youth setup and the fifth foreign player to wear the Brazilian national team's shirt in an official match,[clarification needed] but chose to represent the Bolivian senior national team as a professional.
Due to his success playing for Cruzeiro, Moreno received his first call-up for a friendly match against Peru on 12 September 2007. He scored his first two international goals on 20 November 2007, during a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela. On 14 October 2008, he scored both of Bolivia's goals against Uruguay in a 2–2 draw. He also opened the scoring in Bolivia's historic 6–1 victory over Diego Maradona's Argentina on 1 April 2009. A few months later, in October, he scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory against powerhouse Brazil at Estadio Hernando Siles.
Moreno was included in the Bolivia squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile. On 15 June, he scored the decisive goal in the team's second group match – a 3–2 defeat of Ecuador – to give La Verde its first win at the Copa América since the 1997 tournament. He was Bolivia's top scorer at the tournament with two goals, also being the only Bolivian player to score in the knockout stage as the side lost 1–3 to Peru in the quarter-finals. Moreno announced his retirement from the national squad on 15 September 2015 together with then captain Ronald Raldes, claiming divergences with head coach Julio César Baldivieso.
- As of 12 August 2021
|Werder Bremen (loan)||2009–10||5||0||3||2||4||1||–||12||3|
|Wigan Athletic (loan)||2009–10||12||0||0||0||–||–||12||0|
|Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||2019||12||7||1||1||0||0||0||0||13||8|
- As of 9 September 2021
- Scores and results list Bolivia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Moreno goal.
|1||20 November 2007||Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–0||3–5||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||18 June 2008||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Paraguay||4–1||4–2|
|4||14 October 2008||Uruguay||1–0||2–2|
|6||1 April 2009||Argentina||1–0||6–1|
|7||11 October 2009||Brazil||2–0||2–1|
|8||7 October 2010||Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia||Venezuela||1–3||1–3||Friendly|
|9||7 October 2011||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||2–4||2–4||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10||11 November 2011||Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Argentina||1–0||1–1|
|11||26 March 2013||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||1–0||1–1|
|12||11 June 2013||Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile||Chile||1–2||1–3|
|13||15 June 2015||Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, Valparaíso, Chile||Ecuador||3–0||3–2||2015 Copa América|
|14||25 June 2015||Estadio Municipal Germán Becker, Temuco, Chile||Peru||1–3||1–3|
|15||28 March 2017||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Argentina||2–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|16||10 September 2018||Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Saudi Arabia||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
|17||13 October 2018||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar||Myanmar||2–0||3–0|
|18||18 June 2019||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Peru||1–0||1–3||2019 Copa América|
|19||13 October 2020||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Argentina||1–0||1–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|20||12 November 2020||Ecuador||2–2||2–3|
|21||17 November 2020||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Paraguay||1–1||2–2|
|22||26 March 2021||Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile||Chile||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|23||3 June 2021||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Venezuela||1–0||3–1||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|25||8 June 2021||Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile||Chile||1–1||1–1|
|26||5 September 2021||Estadio Campeón del Siglo, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||1–3||2–4|
- Campeonato Baiano: 2005, 2007
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- "Moreno goes to Germany". shakhtar.com. FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 30 May 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Moreno – durchgefallen und zurück nach Donezk" (in German). kreiszeitung.de. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
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- "Bolivia withstand heavy pressure to edge Ecuador at Copa América". The Guardian. 16 June 2015.
- "Marcelo Moreno abandona seleção boliviana por divergências com técnico". Terra (in Portuguese).
- "Bolívia vence Peru na volta de Marcelo Moreno; Guerrero só entra no 2º tempo". Terra (in Portuguese).
- "Bolivia 2-3 Ecuador Fecha 3 Eliminatorias Sudamericanas a Qatar 2022". El Universo (in Spanish). 12 November 2020.
- Marcelo Martins Moreno - International Appearances