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Jose Manuel Moreno

Jose Manuel Moreno Fernandez , nicknamed "El Charro", was an Argentine football inside forward who played for several clubs in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia, and is the first footballer ever to have won first division league titles in four different countries (later players to emulate the feat include Jiri Jarosik and Rivaldo).

Moreno was part of the River Plate team known as La Maquina ("the machine") which dominated Argentine football in the 1940s, and was also a member of the Argentine national team that won three South American Championships during the same decade.

Moreno was born in the neighbourhood of La Boca, in Buenos Aires, and grew up in the surroundings of the club Boca Juniors' stadium, La Bombonera. At the age of 15, he tried out for the lower divisions of Boca Juniors, but did not make the selection. According to the Argentine Football Association archives, he said, frustrated: "some time you will regret it". Moreno then became part of the lower divisions of River Plate, Boca Junior's arch-rival, in 1933, having been recommended by Bernabe Ferreyra, a notable forward for River Plate.

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