Alvaro Morata Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

Alvaro Morata Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

Our Biography of Alvaro Morata tells you Facts about his Childhood Story, Early Life, Family, Parents – Susana Morata (Mother), Alfonso Morata (Father), Wife, Child, Net Worth, Lifestyle and Personal Life.

In a nutshell, we portray the history of the Andre Pirlo-inspired Spanish professional footballer. Lifebogger begins from his early days, to when he became famous.

To give you a taste of the engaging nature of Alvaro Morata’s Bio, here is a pictorial summary of his life.

Alvaro Morata Biography - Behold his Early Life and Great Rise.
Alvaro Morata Biography – Behold his Early Life and Great Rise.

Yes, everyone knows Alvaro and Juventus is all about a Love Story. No doubt, he is one of the most prominent strikers in the world.

However, only a few fans have read Alvaro Morata’s biography, which is interesting. Without further ado, let’s begin.

Alvaro Morata Childhood Story:

Alvaro Morata was born Álvaro Borja Morata Martín in Madrid, Spain on October 23, 1992. He was born to his mother, Susana Morata, and to his father, Alfonso Morata.

One of the earliest known childhood photos of Alvaro Morata.
One of the earliest known childhood photos of Alvaro Morata.

He was a destined child, the last born and only son of his parents, who grew up in the soil of affection of care. Even while crawling as a child, he learnt how to chase football as toys. This was when his future was seen.

Alvaro Morata grew up knowing his characteristics, talents and interests. Even at a tender age, his inner happiness was all about football. It became the foundation for his whole life as we see it today.

Growing-Up Years:

Being born and brought up in the Spanish Capital (similar to Pablo Sarabia) comes with lots of advantages, especially when you are gifted in football from birth.

It was the case of young Morata, whose individual brilliance as a promising toddler was far above average.

Alvaro Morata has been kicking the ball ever since he was a kid.
Alvaro Morata has been kicking the ball ever since he was a kid.

His undying love for the game at the age of 3 pave the way for his full participation in the sport. Support from parents and loved ones was the key to having a great football start at that age.

Alvaro Morata Biography – The Football Story:

Alvaro Morata grew up close to the prestigious Vicente Calderón Stadium (Atletico Madrid Stadium) and Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid Stadium).

He was a fan of both clubs. It didn’t take long before both clubs started calling Morata’s dad to get his son’s signature upon knowing he was a star.

He got into Real Madrid's academy at an early age.
He got into Real Madrid’s academy at an early age.

As Morata puts it, My dad told me they both kept calling him. He was tempted to allow me to join Atletico because it was closer to home.

He felt the act of rejecting a Real Madrid opportunity could be regretted. It was because of that I joined their football academy as a kid who could play any role. 

Early Life with Football:

He started his football journey with the Real Madrid foundation academy at the tender age of 3. At most times, he was selected as a mascot for some of Real Madrid’s games.

He had the opportunity to have an early personal relationships with great footballers like Raúl González Blanco, Iván Zamorano, Roberto Carlos, and his hero, Fernando Morientes.

Without a doubt, as he was surrounded by the best players in the world. A bit of their technique was bound to rub off on him due to his unending desire and dream to be a Real Madrid player.

Though he learnt how to read and write, but never cared about improving his grades. According to him;

“Back then, I always left my books at home because I would forget, but I always remembered to take a ball with me to the Santiago Bernabeu to watch a match or train as a kid. I loved football ever since I was able to walk.

Again, I didn’t think about anything else. I was always waiting for a chance to play football.

Again, I used to stay up really late as well watching the games, and even if it was a Champions League match that went to extra-time, nobody could get me to go to bed”.

He stayed there till he was 13 years before testing the Atletico shirt for only two years. This was followed by a move to Real Madrid C.

Do you know that he trained at Athletico for two years?
Do you know that he trained at Athletico for two years?

How Alvaro Morata Mixed Education With Career Football:

At some point in his youthful age, Morata’s parents temporarily forced their son off football in order to make him focus on his grades.

His parents were at some point concerned that football had taken over his education.
His parents were at some point concerned that football had taken over his education.

According to them, having an education was a prerequisite and asides from being a successful footballer, it could still make one have a happy/stable life, money, equality, and self-dependence. His parents wanted him to study Medicine and Surgery as a better alternative to football.

According to Alvaro Morata,
“Real Madrid called my dad to know the reasons for my continued absence from training. It was a time I wasn’t doing too well at school, and they wouldn’t let me go to training until my grades improved.”

Alvaro Morata Family Life:

Spanish football players have awesome family lives. Alvaro Morata is not an exemption. We bring you facts about members of his family.

About Alvaro Morata Father:

Starting off, Alfonso Morata is a man who has played an incredibly influential fatherly role in the life of his only son Alvaro.

Alvaro Morata with his Father Alfonso Morata.
Alvaro Morata with his Father Alfonso Morata.

Having dedicated his entire life to the football business, Alfonso has got what it takes to be the best manager for his son.

One of his most significant achievements as a manager was to bargain with Real Madrid on a possible return of his son after his spell at Juventus.

As he always says “My busiest time is when my son’s name trends on the transfer market. I see Football as a stock market. in 48 hours, anything can happen one way or the other”

Alvaro Morata’s life has been better off thanks to their secure, supportive, nurturing, and warm father-son relationship.

About Alvaro Morata Mother:

Alvaro Morata’s mother, Susana Morata, has been praised for the motherly care shown to her son in his career path.

Meet Alvaro Morata's mother, Susana.
Meet Alvaro Morata’s mother, Susana.

The Madrid-born woman often comes first when it comes to celebratory moments. She is a big fan of Real Madrid.

Oftentimes, she agitates that her son should stay and play football at his hometown. She never supported her son leaving Real Madrid to another club. Susana loves Real Madrid and dislikes hearing her son’s name on the transfer news.

She disagrees even when advised that accepting transfers is a big part in his maturing process as both a person and a player. She always wants her son to be within and in the Spanish capital, Madrid.

About Alvaro Morata’s Siblings:

Marta Abril is Alvaro Morata’s one and only elder sister. They’ve been best friends right from their childhood days.

Alvaro Morata with his loving sister Marta Abril.
Alvaro Morata with his loving sister Marta Abril.

Marta understands how to be a good sister and to take care of her little brother means. According to her, “it took me  tolerance, patience and a willingness to find the time to connect my brother right from his childhood.”

The duo have been very close since childhood.
The duo have been very close since childhood.

Their relationship is vital to date. They both show love for each other even through thick and thin. Marta is now a beautiful model who lives in Madrid.

These days, she shows her support for her little brother by visiting the stadium during his matches and on other occasions via Twitter and Instagram.

While being a Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata earns recognition on the field, His sister makes headlines for entirely different reasons.

She has grown into a young beauty whose modelling talents attract thousands of Madrid fans.

They are still close till date.
They are still close till date.

The Stunning beauty, Abril Marta, has left no stone unturned when it comes to sensuality. Her alluring beauty, luscious hair and curvaceous body are creating quite a stir on the internet.

Alvaro Morata’s Relationship Life:

A cute throwback photo of Alvaro Morata and Alice Campello when they were still dating.
A cute throwback photo of Alvaro Morata and Alice Campello when they were still dating.

Alvaro Morata’s relationship with Venice-born model and fashion designer Alice Campello started and went public in early 2016 after their first date while he was at Juventus.

Alice’s Dad choice of Morata as a boyfriend was a bit controversial as her dad once warned her not to go out with footballers.

Alice fought her way through to make sure her relationship worked. According to her, “I will always defend my independence. My life is with Alvaro Morata.

Their love grew stronger by the years.
Their love grew stronger by the years.

The Marriage proposal:

On the 10th of December 2016, Alvaro Morata stunned his girlfriend, Alice Campello, by proposing to her on stage during a magic show in the Spanish capital.

It was at a show called El Mago Pop. A show that was carefully crafted with his plans.

The cute moment when Alvaro Morata proposed to his then-girlfriend Alice Campello.
The cute moment when Alvaro Morata proposed to his then-girlfriend Alice Campello.

The couple were asked to be part of a magic routine and were hauled up on stage. The magician turned Alice around, so she was facing away from Morata before saying, “This will be the best trick you’ve ever seen in your life”.

She then looked back the other way and saw her boyfriend, Morata, on his knees. He proposed to her on one knee, with the audience going wild.

Morata later posted a photo of the ring on her hand on Instagram with the caption: “She said yes! We’re getting married! I love you, @alicecampello.”

Thus began their journey to a happy thereafter.
Thus began their journey to a happy thereafter.

Alvaro Morata’s Biography – Love For Tennis:

His love for Tennis grew when he was deprived of playing football until his grades have improved. This was a tough period for Morata, who hates studying.

No doubt, instead of enduring a tenure of hardship or pain, he found an alternative to football. As Alvaro puts it,

“It was the start of a period where I stopped enjoying football, I lost the love for it. I started thinking about choosing tennis, because I used to play that too, and I think I was better. I didn’t have the head for it though, I was too impatient”.

This photo is a confirmation of his interest in Tennis.
This photo is a confirmation of his interest in Tennis.

Fortunately, his grades were able to improve after much dedication to his studies. Today, Alvaro Morata is regarded as one of the best footballers who can play long tennis game. He does play with his teammates, who find an interest in the game.

Despite how time demanding football is, Morata still creates time to invite the long tennis superstar and close friend Rafael Nadal for some tennis activities.

If not for football being his number one choice of sport, Alvaro Morata would have been heavily involved in long tennis.

Alvaro Morata Biography Facts – Sunglass Celebration:

Alvaro Morata has made what is termed “The Coolest Goal Celebration in Football”. It’s is his “Deal with It” celebration.

The Spanish striker made his best ‘deal with it’ impression after his late 83rd-minute goal against Inter Milan. Although one fan was not best pleased.

He arguably has one of the coolest goal celebrations in the history of Serie A.
He arguably has one of the coolest goal celebrations in the history of Serie A.

Yes, everyone was happy except one man. The owner of the sunglasses. The sunglasses actually came from a fan in the crowd, a fan of Inter whose team had just conceded the goal from the Spaniard. We were NOT pleased with Morata.

According to the disgruntled fan, Simone, “For a huge Inter fan like me, it wasn’t fun to see a Juve player put on my glasses,” He added,

“Though I was furious that my team had conceded the goal. Morata who scored came to celebrate underneath the Curva where I was. I had my sunglasses in my hand but it flew out of my hand as I was agitated at the situation.

When I saw Bonucci pick them up and hand them to his teammate, I tried to call out to him, but he didn’t hear me. The next thing I saw was Morata wearing them.

 After his celebration, he threw them to the side of the pitch and who knows where they ended up. I haven’t seen them again.

Fortunately, I only paid €2 for them at a market stall. It was an accident, and I certainly didn’t intentionally throw them.”

Alvaro Morata Biography Facts – Boyhood Hero:

Fernando Morientes is the forward's role model in football.
Fernando Morientes is the forward’s role model in football.

Morata’s first stay at Real Madrid was due to one man. His superhero, no other name but ‘Fernando Morientes’.

His undying love for Fernando Morientes triggered a turning point in choice in terms of determining his position (Central Forward) as a kid footballer.

Morata was special among all kids who play that position. Thanks to his ball movement and finishing abilities.

Alvaro Morata's Love for Fernando Morientes cannot be measured.
Alvaro Morata’s Love for Fernando Morientes cannot be measured.

THE CONNECTION: Morientes was sent on loan to AS Monaco in 2003/2004, where he proved a point by scoring in both legs of the UCL quarter-final to defeat Real Madrid and eventually take Monaco to the final. Morata has gotten similar history.

There is however one big difference. Upon scoring his goal against Real Madrid in Monaco, Morientes celebrated pointedly in front of the visitor’s bench. Morata refused to celebrate at all.

According to Morata; “It wasn’t hard at all for me not to celebrate either in Turin or at the BernabeuI didn’t celebrate, and I never would if it were to happen a thousand more times.”

Alvaro Morata Life at Juventus:

This is what he said;

He doesn't deny that he had a great time at Juventus.
He doesn’t deny that he had a great time at Juventus.

“Real Madrid is full of the best players in the world, and it’s tough, so that’s why I went away, to be able to come back one day. I got injured just as I got to Juventus and I didn’t do pre-season. It was horrible as I struggled. I started watching films and reading in Italian.

I made an effort to adapt. In the end, we won the league and the cup. It couldn’t have gone any better. I felt very loved by the fans.

Fate put us up against Madrid in the Champions League, and I suffered. I got a goal, and I would have paid good money for it to have been against any other team. I’m indebted to Madrid and the Bernabéu”.

Ex-Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he’s been able to start taking care of himself more since his arrival at the Old Lady over the summer and admits that the change in his environment has helped him grow.

Return To Madrid:

According to Alvaro Morata,
“If Real Madrid didn’t buy me back, that summer was my last chance to come and play here. I was at Euro 2016, and my agent called to say I was going back.

They offered me a new contract, and I could tell that it wasn’t to sell me on, that they had faith in me. It was a day I’d been waiting for a long time.

I’d gone away to get some experience. I couldn’t contain my emotions on the day of my presentation”.

The truth about leaving Madrid:

“When one moves away from home, from his city and all of his friends, he can always grow professionally and mentally,” said the Spanish international Alvaro Morata.

“It’s a path that makes you tougher as a person. Some time ago, when I was in Madrid if things went wrong in the field, I was very protected.

“However, in Turin, I only have my parents, my girlfriend and a few friends, so when I’m not doing so good, there aren’t a lot of people to help me, I have to resolve things on my own.

“You can see how I am on the field. Now if I do something wrong, I don’t put my head down, I just look forward to the next opportunity.”

Alvaro Morata Facts – On Shaving His Hair:

In March 2014, Alvaro shaved off his head in a move of solidarity for sick children, saying that “kids with cancer wanted to have my haircut, but they couldn’t, so I gave myself theirs.”

Not many know that he once shaved his hair.
Not many know that he once shaved his hair.

Alvaro Morata Q and A on Football:

Q: Where do you feel most comfortable? 9, 7 or 11?

Alvaro Morata Response; “For a couple of years, coaches have placed me in the wing or outside of the box and all my life, I have been a striker. I can adapt and try to do well in other positions, but where I can give the most performance and where I play better is the 9.”

Q: Are you uncomfortable in the wing?

Alvaro Morata Response: “No, not at all. It is very expensive [worth a lot] to play in Madrid, and I will play wherever I can. If you give me gloves I will be the goalkeeper, but well, as a 9 I can do better. I have more confidence up front than in the wing.”

Q: Which forward did you learn the most from?

Alvaro Morata Response: Back in the days, it was Fernando Morientes. A little from all, but the one who impacted me most these days has been Gonzalo Higuaín.

Alvaro Morata’s Biography Facts – LifeBogger Rankings:

Please note that these rankings were made in 2017, a time Morata was at the top of his powers.

Biography Summary:

Alvaro Morata Biography - Wiki DataWiki Answers
Full NameÁlvaro Borja Morata Martín
Date of Birth23rd of October 1992
Age27 years (as of May 2020)
ParentsAlfonso Morata (father) and Susana Morata (mother).
SiblingsMarta Abril (sister)
GirlfriendAlice Campello
Height6 feet 2 inches.
Playing positionForward


Thank you for reading this article on Alvaro Morata’s biography. A footballer who, alongside Joselu and Abel Ruiz, are set to become member of the Spanish attack force at Euro 2024. At Lifebogger, we aim at accuracy and fairness in delivering childhood stories and biography facts.

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Hi there! I am Hale Hendrix, a passionate football enthusiast and writer dedicated to uncovering the untold stories of footballers' childhood and biography. With a deep love for the beautiful game, I have spent countless hours researching and interviewing players to bring to light the lesser-known details of their lives.


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