Alfredo Morales

Alfredo Morales
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Morales
Date of birth (1990-05-12) May 12, 1990
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Ingolstadt 04
Number 6
Youth career
1994–1997 BSC Reinickendorf 21
1997–1999 Borussia Pankow
1999–2000 FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh
2000–2008 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Hertha BSC II 81 (11)
2010–2013 Hertha BSC 20 (1)
2013– FC Ingolstadt 04 91 (4)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 4 (0)
2012 United States U23 1 (0)
2013– United States 13 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 14, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 22, 2016

Alfredo Morales (born May 12, 1990) is an American soccer player currently playing for FC Ingolstadt 04. Born to a naturalized Peruvian-born American father and a German mother, Morales has represented the United States internationally at the youth and senior levels.[1]



In November 2008, Morales made his first match for the second team of Hertha BSC in the Fußball-Regionalliga. In 2010, he was allowed to travel with the professional players to the summer training camp for first time,[2] though he couldn't make it to the squad. Due to injuries to Fanol Perdedaj and Raffael, he made his professional debut for Hertha's first team on December 5, 2010 in a match against TSV 1860 München, which Hertha lost 0–1.[3]

On May 17, 2013, Morales joined FC Ingolstadt 04 on a two-year contract.[4] Morales received a red card in the 80th minute of Ingolstadt's opening match against FC Erzgebirge Aue on July 19, 2013 after earning a spot in the starting XI.[5]


Morales was eligible to play for the United States through his father, who is Peruvian but also is an American citizen and served in the U.S. military.[6] Morales was called up by the senior U.S. squad for the November 2011 European friendlies.[7] Morales made his first appearance for the U.S. National Team on January 29, 2013 in an international friendly vs Canada, coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute.

Morales had considered playing for the Peru national football team since his father is from Chimbote, Peru,[8] Sergio Markarian, coach of the Peruvian national team, had shown interest in the German born player.[9] He was cap tied to the United States on July 13, 2015, when he started versus Panama in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. But the day after, he was switched with Joe Corona, as each squad that advanced to the knockout stage could make six changes from their roster. [10]


  2. "BSC: Hertha mit 27 Spielern ins Trainingslager - News - 2. Bundesliga - die offizielle Webseite der Bundesliga". - die offizielle Webseite der Bundesliga (in German). February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  3. "0:1 bei 1860 München, Rote Karte für Sejna". Hertha BSC Blog (in German). December 5, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  4. Sciaretta, Brian (May 17, 2013). "Morales Signs With Ingolstadt". Yanks Abroad. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  5. "Ingolstädter Fehler machen Sylvestr glücklich: FC Ingolstadt 04 - Erzgebirge Aue 1:2 (0:1)". kicker online (in German). December 12, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  6. "Alfredo Morales: 7 Things You Should Know". November 4, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  7. "Klinsmann Names 22 Players to MNT Roster for Important November Friendlies Against France and Slovenia". November 3, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  8. "Alfredo Morales a Depor: 'Me gustaría jugar con Claudio Pizarro' (AUDIO)". Depor (in Spanish). January 22, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  9. "Markarián: Alfredo Morales del Hertha quiere jugar por Perú" (in Spanish). September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2012.

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