ALFREDO MORELOS starred in a documentary about himself and his childhood.
But it was probably the child actor who played the role of the striker as a child who stole the show.
The show, the second episode of the series “A Court Called Colombia,” follows Morelos and fellow pro and compatriot Juan Carlos Pereira from their humble beginnings to where they are now.
The documentary focuses in particular on the work that former Rangers star Morelos does for this community through his charity Fundación Alfredo Morelos.
It also gives fans a glimpse into his family life, with his rarely seen parents appearing on the show alongside well-known prankster Yesenia.
Before joining Rangers, Morelos passed through the Independiente Medellín team, about 250 miles from his hometown of Cerete.
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From there he was picked up by HJK Helsinki in Finland before moving to Rangers in 2018.
His father, whose full name is Alfredo Morelos Saenz, began taking his son to local soccer fields when he was five years old.
Mother Martha Aviles said, “His dad started taking him and telling him, ‘Look, let’s go to training, let’s go here.’
“I said to him, ‘Why is he more interested in football but not in academics and studying?’
“But his dad told me he was going to be a professional footballer, so I said let’s get on with it.”
Morelos himself revealed that for the first five years he kicked a ball, he came to school with broken shoes because he played so much football.
Sometimes they didn’t even need a ball, as he recalled when he was “twirling glasses around” in his neighborhood.
Fans on social media have been enjoying the program so far.
One player said: “What a beautiful program from a player who failed.”
A Rangers fan added: “He’s getting his fair share of criticism from fans of all clubs (and some of it’s really good) because of his lack of interest lately, but the work he’s done and continues to do locally for his home community What he does is amazing.” Wish the buffalo all the best.
A local from Cerete said: “Beautiful story, thanks to the Alfredo Morelos Foundation for supporting my nephew and many girls and boys from Cerete, endless blessings to all.”
Another Gers supporter simply described Morelos as a “hero” before another Cerete native called him “a proud Ceretean”.
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