Alfredo Morelos

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Full Name Alfredo Morelos
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Morelos
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date June 21st, 1996
Birth Place Cerete

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Alfredo Morelos is a Colombian footballer who plays as a striker for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, and for the Colombia national team. Yesenia is a popular figure at Ibrox and has been spotted in the stands on numerous occasions wearing a Gers.

Alfredo Morelos After A Goal

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Famous For

  • For his fast and swift style of play as a Centre-Forward. 
  • Being known as the goal machine of Rangers FC.

Early Life of Alfredo Morelos

Alfredo Morelos was born on 21st June 1996 in Cerete, Colombia as Alfredo Jose Morelos Avilez. He holds Columbian nationality and of Spanish Family origin. His birth sign is Cancer. He is one among a number of children born to his mother Martha Inés Avilez and father Alfredo Morelos Saenz. He was raised in a lower-class family background setting at the rough Botaven area of Cerete Town. His father used to feed the family by selling fruits in a wheelbarrow. It was his father who inspired him to be a footballer. He gave him a profitable direction of playing in the street with neighbor fellows. With the request of his father to Vicente Chente Fernandez the then coach of local football side Fumigadores de Cerete, Alfredo was able to take football training from a very small age. There is no data regarding his academic qualifications. It seems that he has given more priority to his football career rather than to education. 

Career of Alfredo  Morelos

  • Morelos began his career at Independiente Medellín when he first joined in 2011 and was soon promoted to the first team by then manager Hernan Dario Gomez.

Professional career of Alfredo Morelos

  • After playing in the junior team of Independiente Medellín, he was soon promoted to the first team by then manager Hernán Dario Gomez, where he made his Independiente Medellín debut, in a 3–0 win over Rionegro Águilas in the Categoría Primera A on 1 September 2014. 
  • After making eleven appearances in all competitions in the 2015 season, it was reported in Colombian media that Morelos was linked with a move to a European side, which turned out to be HJK and then on 5 February 2016, HJK announced the signing of Morelos on loan, with an option of buying the striker on a permanent basis.
  • Morelos signed a three-year deal with Rangers on 19 June 2017 for an undisclosed fee, which was widely reported to be £1 million.
  • He made his debut for Rangers in a 1–0 home win against Progrès Niederkorn in the Europa League first qualifying round first leg.
  • Morelos started the 2019–20 season by scoring a goal against St Joseph's F.C. in the first leg of their Europa League First Qualifying round tie in Gibraltar.
  •  In September 2018 he signed a new contract with Rangers, until 2022.
  • On 28 August 2018, Morelos received his first call-up to the Colombian senior national team for the friendly matches against Venezuela and Argentina.
  • He made his international debut on 8 September 2018, coming on as a 77th-minute substitute against Venezuela. 

Awards of Alfredo Morelos

  • Rangers Player of the Year: 2018–19
  • Rangers Players' Player of the Year: 2018–19
  • Scottish Premiership Top Scorer: 2018–19
  • Scottish Premiership Player Of The Month: September 2019

Records of Alfredo Morelos

  • By the time of the mid-season break at the end of December, Morelos had scored 28 goals in 35 games of 2019/20 season of Scottish Premiership. 
  • He also set a UEFA individual record for most goals in a European campaign before Christmas, with 14.
  • He finished the 2017/18 season of Scottish Premiership with 18 goals, tied (with Josh Windass) as the club's top scorer for the season; 14 of those strikes were in the league, the second-highest total behind Kris Boyd of Kilmarnock.

Ranking of Alfredo Morelos

  • Alfredo Morelos is ranked number 1 among all players at Rangers. He is ranked number 93 among all players worldwide playing as "Centre-Forward".
  •  His current ranking is 57 in Football world ranking by points and 21 by goals. He is one of the Top 10 players in the Europa League.

Trade and Transfer of Alfredo Morelos

On 17 Feb 2018, the Chinese side Beijing Renhe offered £11million for Alfredo Morelos. But the Rangers club Manager rejected the offer. 

Personal Life of Alfredo Morelos

At the time of writing, Alfredo Morelos is a married man. His wife's name is Yesenia Herrera. Before getting married they were in long time relationship. Yesenia is pregnant for the last 8 months and is likely to give birth at the end of March 2020. The Couples are expecting a baby girl whom they have called her a "Princess".  Apart from this good news the Colombian couple were spotted getting up close and personal in the gym. Morelos hinted on social media that he was finding it tough living apart from his girlfriend due to his transfer to Ranger club.

Net worth of Alfredo Morelos

As of 2020, the net worth of Alfredo is $1 Million - $5 Million (Approx.) and has a market value of €15.00million. The new Rangers contract signed by Alfredo Morelos has made him comfortably the highest-paid player at the club, Football Insider sources understand. A well-placed source has told Football Insider that the four-year agreement is worth £30,000-a-week. He currently resides in an apartment in Glasgow, Scotland. He drives Lamborgini which is one of the expensive model of cars in the world.

Body Measurement of Alfredo Morelos

Alfredo Morelos has got a tall height of 5 ft 10 in. His weight consists of 79 Kg. His body measurements will be added soon. His hair color is black and his eye color is brown. Overall, he has got a healthy body.