Alexandre Moreno Lopera
Moreno with Rayo Vallecano in 2019
|Full name||Alexandre Moreno Lopera|
|Date of birth||8 June 1993|
|Place of birth||Sant Sadurní, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Left back / Winger|
|2015–2016||→ Elche (loan)||40||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2020|
Alexandre "Álex" Moreno Lopera (Spanish pronunciation: [alekˈsandɾe ˈalegz moˈɾeno loˈpeɾa];[a] born 8 June 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Betis as a left back or left winger.
Early years and Mallorca
Born in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Moreno graduated from local FC Vilafranca's youth system, making his senior debut in 2010–11 in Tercera División. He signed with FC Barcelona in April 2011, being assigned to the youth team; despite being a regular starter, he was released at the end of the season.
On 4 July 2013, Moreno moved to RCD Mallorca, recently relegated to the second level. He played his first professional match on 18 August, in a 0–4 away loss against CE Sabadell FC for the Segunda División.
Moreno was loaned to Elche of the second tier for one year on 13 August 2015. He was an undisputed starter after returning to the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas, notably neting three times from 40 appearances in 2017–18 as the side returned to the top flight as champions.
- In isolation, Álex is pronounced [ˈaleks].
- La cantera del Barça se refuerza (Barça's youth system is strengthened); Mundo Deportivo, 26 April 2011 (in Spanish)
- El Llagostera incorpora el davanter Àlex Moreno, del Barça juvenil (Llagostera add forward Àlex Moreno, from Barça youths); Diari de Girona, 16 July 2012 (in Catalan)
- El Real Mallorca ficha a Alex Moreno del UE Llagostera (Real Mallorca sign Alex Moreno from UE Llagostera) Archived 3 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; RCD Mallorca, 4 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- El Sabadell golea y es el primer líder de la temporada (Sabadell thrash and are the season's first leaders); Marca, 18 August 2013 (in Spanish)
- Las Palmas deja escapar una victoria de oro (Las Palmas let a golden victory slip away); Marca, 4 January 2014 (in Spanish)
- Álex Moreno nuevo jugador del Rayo (Álex Moreno new Rayo player) Archived 17 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Rayo Vallecano, 15 July 2014 (in Spanish)
- Rayo Vallecano 2–3 Elche; ESPN FC, 14 September 2014
- Álex Moreno cedido al Elche CF (Álex Moreno loaned to Elche) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; Rayo Vallecano, 13 August 2015 (in Spanish)
- Álex Moreno, adiós al héroe del ascenso (Álex Moreno, farewell to the promotion hero); Unión Rayo, 21 August 2019 (in Spanish)
- Real Betis sign Álex Moreno; Real Betis, 21 August 2019