Pablo Cavallero

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Pablo Cavallero
Personal information
Full name Pablo Oscar Cavallero Rodríguez
Date of birth (1974-04-13) 13 April 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Vélez Sársfield 15 (0)
1998–1999 Unión Santa Fe (loan) 34 (0)
1999–2000 Espanyol 26 (0)
2000–2004 Celta 121 (0)
2005–2008 Levante 43 (0)
2008–2009 Peñarol 15 (0)
Total 254 (0)
National team
1996 Argentina Olympic 4 (0)
1996–2004 Argentina 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Cavallero and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Pablo Oscar Cavallero Rodríguez (born 13 April 1974) is an Argentine retired football goalkeeper. Nine years of his professional career were spent in Spain with three different clubs, namely Espanyol, Celta and Levante. He appeared in 152 La Liga games over the course of eight seasons. An Argentine international for eight years, Cavallero played with his country in two World Cups and the 2004 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

Cavallero was born in Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires Province. During his professional career he played for Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield, Unión de Santa Fe, RCD Espanyol, Celta de Vigo and Valencia's Levante UD (the last three in Spain's La Liga). With the last club he also competed in Segunda División, appearing in 38 games out of a possible 42 in the 2005–06 season as it returned to the top level.

In his four-year spell with Celta, Cavallero won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy in 2002–03, as the Galician side eventually reached the UEFA Champions League. He allowed 27 goals in 34 matches, a goals-per-match average of 0.79.

After about one year without professional football, Cavallero moved to Uruguay with first division outfit Club Atlético Peñarol, retiring in 2009 at the age of 35.

International career[edit]

Cavallero played 26 times for Argentina in an eight-year span, and was a participant at the 1996 Summer Olympics, helping the national team win silver, and the 1998 and the 2002 FIFA World Cups (starting in the latter).[1]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vélez
Espanyol
Celta

Country[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pablo CavalleroFIFA competition record

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