Álvaro Borja Morata Martín (Born 23 October 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team.
He began his career at Real Madrid, making his debut with the senior team in late 2010. After winning the 2014 Champions League, he moved to Juventus for €20 million in 2014, winning the double of Serie A and the Coppa Italia in both of his seasons in Turin. After being bought back by Real for €30 million, he won another La Liga and the Champions League in 2016–17 before joining Chelsea in 2017 for a club-record fee of around £60 million. In January 2019, he moved to Atlético Madrid on loan and joined the club permanently on 1 July 2020.
Morata earned 34 caps for Spain at youth level, helping the country win the 2013 European Under-21 Championship. He made his senior debut in 2014 and represented Spain at Euro 2016.
In his youth, Morata was compared to Real Madrid and Spain's Fernando Morientes due to his playing style. During his first season at Juventus, he stood out for his pace, energy, physicality, and work-rate on the pitch, while his technique, opportunism, heading ability, and positional sense saw him score several crucial goals.
A versatile and well-rounded forward, Morata is capable of playing as the main striker or linking up play between the lines and has also played out wide on the wing. He is also an accurate penalty taker.