Maximiliano Moralez


Maximiliano Moralez
Maxi Moralez
Maximiliano Moralez 3.jpg
Moralez, in 2007.
Personal information
Full name Maximiliano Nicolás Moralez
Date of birth February 27, 1987 (1987-02-27) (age 24)
Place of birth Granadero Baigorria, Argentina
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Atalanta
Number 11
Youth career
Racing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Racing 47 (8)
2007–2009 FC Moscow 6 (0)
2008 Racing (loan) 37 (8)
2009–2011 Vélez Sársfield 72 (20)
2011– Atalanta 8 (4)
National team
2007 Argentina U-20 16 (5)
2011– Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:50, 23 October 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:24, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Maximiliano Nicolás Moralez (born 27 February 1987) is an Argentine football attacking midfielder who plays for Atalanta B.C. in the Serie A.

At 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in), Moralez is the shortest player in the Italian league.[1][2] He is nicknamed frasquito (in English: little flask).

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Club career

Moralez started playing professionally for Racing Club in the Argentine Primera División during the 2005 Clausura tournament, entering the field on a 2-2 draw with Colón.[3] In 2007, Moralez was bought by FC Moscow. However, after only half a season in the Russian club, he was loaned back to Racing Club. Moralez helped his club avoid relegation during the 2007–08 season, scoring the winning goal against Belgrano in the relegation playoff.

For the 2009 Clausura tournament, Moralez was bought by Vélez Sársfield. During his first season in the club, he helped the team become Argentine champion, playing 14 (out of 19) games and scoring 5 goals.[4] He scored the winning goal against Huracán on the 38th minute of the final game, giving Vélez the 1-0 victory necessary to win the championship. During the following tournament, the 2009 Apertura, Moralez was Vélez' top goalscorer (along Jonathan Cristaldo) with 5 goals each.

On March 5, 2011, Moralez renewed his contract with Vélez until June 2013.[5] During that semester, he won his second league title with the club (the 2011 Clausura) playing 15 of the 19 games, and scoring 4 goals.[6] He also played 11 of the 12 games of his team's Copa Libertadores semi-finalist campaign, scoring 5 goals.

On July 27 2011, Atalanta B.C., recently promoted to the Serie A, paid Moralez's buyout clause to Vélez Sársfield (€ 8 million for the 50% transfer rights owned by Vélez).[7] The Argentine midfielder was introduced by his new club three days later.

International career

In 2007, Moralez was called for the Argentina under-20 squad for the South American Youth Championship held in Paraguay. Later that year he was part of Argentina FIFA W-20 World Cup title winning team. He played along Sergio Agüero and Mauro Zárate in the attack. Moralez was third highest scorer in the tournament (bronze shoe) and was named second best player (silver ball), behind his teammate Agüero.

In November 2010, Moralez was selected as part of an Argentine league squad to train twice weekly with the Argentine national team.[8] He made his senior international debut on a 4–1 friendly victory over Venezuela on March 16, 2011.[9]

Statistics

As of 17 July 2011[10][11]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Racing 2004–05 4 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -
2005–06 15 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 -
2006–07 33 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 7 -
FC Moscow 2007 6 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 -
Racing (loan) 2007–08 18 2 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 -
2008–09 18 5 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 -
Vélez Sársfield 2008–09 14 5 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 5 -
2009–10 26 7 - 0 0 0 14 0 - 40 7 -
2010–11 32 8 - 0 0 0 12 5 - 44 13 -
Career total 166 35 - 0 0 0 26 5 - 192 40 -

Honours

Vélez Sársfield
  • Argentine Primera División (2): 2009 Clausura, 2011 Clausura
Argentina U-20
Individual
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Silver Ball (1): 2007
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Bronze Shoe (1): 2007

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