Dani Mallo

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Dani Mallo
Personal information
Full name Daniel Mallo Castro
Date of birth (1979-01-25) 25 January 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Cambre, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
1994–1995 Sporting Cambre
1995–1997 Deportivo La Coruña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Deportivo B 82 (0)
2001–2006 Deportivo La Coruña 3 (0)
2003–2004 Elche (loan) 38 (0)
2006–2008 Braga 8 (0)
2009 Falkirk 15 (0)
2009–2013 Girona 81 (0)
2013– Lugo 20 (0)
National team
1996–1998 Spain U18 12 (0)
2000 Galicia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mallo and the second or maternal family name is Castro.

Daniel 'Dani' Mallo Castro (born 25 January 1979) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Lugo as a goalkeeper.

The better part of his senior career was played at Deportivo de La Coruña, where he served almost exclusively as third-choice in the first team.

Football career[edit]

Born in Cambre, Galicia, Mallo spent most of his career as third-string goalkeeper with local Deportivo de La Coruña, having a loan stint at second division side Elche CF in the 2003–04 season. He first appeared with the main squad of the former on 5 May 2003, playing 20 minutes in a 5–0 home triumph over Recreativo de Huelva.

Released by Deportivo, Mallo joined Portugal's Sporting Clube de Braga for 2006–07: because of injury to first-choice Paulo Santos, he started the first half of the following campaign, also featuring for the club in the Portuguese and UEFA Cups.

In mid-January 2009, after having spent the first months of the new season training separately, Mallo joined Falkirk until the end of the 2008–09 campaign.[1] He played in the 2009 Scottish Cup Final, also helping the side to the semifinals in the domestic League Cup and a final maintenance in the Scottish Premier League; despite these achievements, he did not sign a new contract and left the club on June 27, stating he needed to move on.

In July 2009, Mallo turned down a move to join former manager John Hughes at Hibernian FC, opting to return to Spain and sign with Girona FC in the country's second division. In his first year he deputised for former FC Barcelona's Albert Jorquera, and he played understudy to Roberto Santamaría in the following season, becoming first-choice subsequently.[2][3]


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