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Claudio Marcelo Morel Rodríguez (born in Asunciónmarker) is a Paraguayanmarker footballer who currently plays for Boca Juniors in Argentinamarker. He also plays for the Paraguay national team.


Club career

San Lorenzo

Morel Rodríguez started his career in Argentina with San Lorenzo in the Primera División. In the 2000-01 season he won the Clausura with San Lorenzo, and in 2001 he helped them win the Copa Mercosur, beating Brazilian club Flamengo in the final.

He scored his first goal for the club on 5 October 2002 in a 2-1 win over Newell's Old Boys at the Estadio Pedro Bidegainmarker. He won the 2002 Copa Sudamericana with the club, beating Atlético Nacional of Columbia 4-0 in the final in November 2002.

He scored one more goal for San Lorenzo also in the 2002-03 season, and also against Newell's Old Boys, in a 2-1 defeat on 2 May 2003 at the Estadio Newell's Old Boysmarker.

Boca Juniors

He moved to Boca Juniors in 2004 and made his Boca debut in a 0–0 draw against Lanús on 15 August 2004. His first trophy with Boca came in 2004 when the club won the Copa Sudamericana, by beating Bolivian club Bolivar 2-1 over two legs in the final. In 2005 he won the Recopa Sudamericana and the Copa Sudamericana as well as winning both the 2005 Apertura and the 2006 Clausura in the 2005-2006 season. He won the Recopa Sudamericana 2006 with Boca, beating São Paulo 4-3 on aggregate.

In December 2007 he played in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan with Boca Juniors, helping them to the runners-up spot, losing to Italian club, A.C. Milan 4-2 in the final.

He was runner-up behind fellow Paraguayan Salvador Cabañas in the 2007 South American Footballer of the Year award. He was also selected in the "Ideal Eleven of South America in 2007". In August 2008 he helped Boca win the 2008 Recopa Sudamericana, beating fellow Argentine club Arsenal 5-3 on aggregate. In December 2008 he was chosen as the Paraguayan footballer of the year by the press.

International career

He made his international debut in 1999. He played in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, and has played in the qualifying games for the 2010 World Cup.



Season Club Title
2001 San Lorenzo Copa Mercosur
2001 Clausura San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
2002 San Lorenzo Copa Sudamericana
2004 Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
2005 Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
2005 Apertura Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2005 Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
2006 Clausura Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2006 Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
2007 Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2008 Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
Apertura 2008 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina


Season Team Award
2008 Boca Juniors Paraguayan Footballer of the Year


  1. Morel Rodríguez gana el Premio ABC Color - Diario ABC Color

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