Aníbal Matellán

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Aníbal Matellán
Personal information
Full name Aníbal Samuel Matellán
Date of birth (1977-05-08) 8 May 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth General Villegas, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Boca Juniors 76 (1)
2001–2004 Schalke 04 43 (1)
2004–2005 Boca Juniors 15 (0)
2005–2006 Getafe 22 (0)
2006–2007 Gimnàstic 26 (0)
2007–2010 Arsenal de Sarandí 86 (4)
2010–2012 San Luis 57 (3)
2012–2013 Argentinos Juniors 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2015.

Aníbal Samuel Matellán (born 8 May 1977 in General Villegas) is a former Argentine football defender.[1] He last played for Argentinos Juniors.


Matellán started his career at Argentine giants Boca Juniors, after several years of success with the club. During his time at the club, Boca won six major titles in five seasons; three league titles, two Copa Libertadores titles and one Intercontinental Cup. In 2001, he earned a transfer to German side FC Schalke 04 where he helped the team to win the DFB-Pokal in 2002.

After three seasons with the Germans, he returned to Boca where he won another major title, the Copa Sudamericana. During his two spells with Boca Matellán made 132 appearances for the club scoring three goals.

In 2005, Matellán signed for Spanish side Getafe CF, after only one season at Getafe he moved to La Liga new boys, Gimnàstic. After the 2006–07 season, he moved back to Argentina, signing for Arsenal de Sarandí.

Matellán headed one of the most important goals of his career on 30 November 2007 in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana 2007 final against América to help give Arsenal a valuable 3–2 lead going into the second leg. After three years with Arsenal de Sarandí announced on 14 June 2010 his movement to Mexican side San Luis FC.


Season Club Title
1998 Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina Apertura
1999 Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina Clausura
2000 Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina Apertura
2000 Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2000 Boca Juniors Intercontinental Cup
2001 Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2002 FC Schalke 04 DFB-Pokal
2004 Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
2007 Arsenal de Sarandí Copa Sudamericana


  1. ^ "Aníbal Matellán". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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