Gonzalo de los Santos
|Full name||Gonzalo de los Santos da Rosa|
|Date of birth||19 July 1976|
|Place of birth||Salto, Uruguay|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2003–2004||→ Atlético Madrid (loan)||32||(3)|
|2005||→ Mallorca (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He spent the vast majority of his professional career in Spain, playing nearly 300 official matches for six clubs over 11 seasons – 179 in La Liga alone, being crowned champion with Valencia – but started and finished it at the same club, Peñarol.
De los Santos was born in Salto. After winning three consecutive Uruguayan leagues with C.A. Peñarol he moved to Spain, representing CP Mérida, Málaga CF (achieving La Liga promotion in 1999), Valencia CF – appearing in 13 matches for the 2002 league champions – Atlético de Madrid and RCD Mallorca; at the latter club he reunited with former Valencia teammate Jorge López, who had also been loaned shortly before.
For the 2006–07 campaign, after having spent one year in the sidelines, de los Santos joined Segunda División side Hércules CF. After two seasons where he was relatively used he returned to Peñarol on 29 July 2008, retiring from football two years later at the age of 34.
- "Peñarol ficha a De los Santos" [Peñarol signs De los Santos] (in Spanish). Uruguay Al Día. 29 July 2008.[dead link]
- Stats at Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Gonzalo de los Santos at National-Football-Teams.com
- Gonzalo de los Santos – FIFA competition record