Nelson Morales

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For the Puerto Rican basketball player, see Nelson Morales (basketball).
Nelson Morales
Personal information
Full name Nelson Noel Morales Barrientos
Date of birth (1976-09-20) September 20, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Cobán, Guatemala
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Cobán Imperial 62 (0)
2008–2010 Jalapa
2010–present Xelajú
National team
2001–2005 Guatemala 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 July 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Morales and the second or maternal family name is Barrientos.

Nelson Noel Morales Barrientos (born 20 September 1976) is a Guatemalan football defender who currently plays for Xelajú in Guatemala's top division.

Club career[edit]

Born in Cobán, Morales started his professional career at local side Cobán Imperial and joined Jalapa in July 2008. In July 2010 he trained with Heredia Jaguares de Peten but decided not to sign up with them.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Guatemala in a March 2001 friendly match against El Salvador and has earned a total of 31 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2] and played at the 2003[3] and 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup[4] as well as at the 2003[5] and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[6]

His most recent international was an October 2005 friendly match against Jamaica.


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