Leonel Galeano

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Leonel Galeano
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Miramar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rayo Vallecano
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Independiente 96 (7)
2013– Rayo Vallecano 3 (0)
National team
2011– Argentina U-20 9 (0)
2010– Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:47, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Leonel Galeano (born 2 August 1991) is an Argentine football who plays for Rayo Vallecano as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Galeano made his professional debut for Independiente on 21 August 2009, in a 0–1 home defeat to Newell's Old Boys. On his first season with the first team, he started in 18 of the 19 games of the 2009 Apertura tournament, under Américo Gallego's coaching.[1] He scored his first goal for the club on 18 October 2009, in a 1–1 draw with Chacarita Juniors.[2]

In 2010, he played 9 games and scored one goal in Independiente's Copa Sudamericana winning campaign.

On 1 August 2013, Galeano joined La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.

International career[edit]

Galeano made his debut for the Argentine national team on 10 February 2010, in a 2–1 victory over Jamaica. The Argentine squad was formed exclusively by players of the Argentine league.

In 2011, Galeano was selected to play for the Argentina under-20 national football team the South American Youth Championship and, subsequently, the FIFA U-20 World Cup.




  1. ^ "Opening '09 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Match report". Argentine Soccer. 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 

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