Carlos Galván

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Carlos Galván
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Galván
Date of birth (1973-10-28) October 28, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Pontevedra, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back, Sweeper
Club information
Current team
Universidad César Vallejo
Number 3
Youth career
Racing Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Racing Club 115 (2)
1998–2000 Atlético Mineiro 34 (2)
2000–2002 Santos 20 (1)
2002–2003 Lanús 63 (2)
2004 Ciudad de Murcia 4 (0)
2004 Paysandu 7 (0)
2004–2005 Argentinos Juniors 36 (1)
2005–2006 Olimpia -
2006–2007 Banfield 33 (1)
2007–2012 Universitario de Deportes 83 (7)
2012– Universidad César Vallejo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2012.

Carlos Alberto Galván (born 28 October 1973 in Pontevedra, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine football who plays as a defender for Universidad César Vallejo and is currently the team's captain.

Club career[edit]

Galván started his career at Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1992, before moving to Brazil in 1998 to play for Clube Atlético Mineiro.

In Brazil he was seen as a skilled defender. His technique was at its best when playing as a sweeper. He scored some key goals. He has a powerful header and sense for positioning.

Among other titles, he won the Minas Gerais state with Atlético Minero. He was also in the Atlético Minero side that were runners-up in the Brazilian Championship in 1999 and with Santos in 2000 when they won the São Paulo State Championship. He played for two years at each team in Brazil. In 1998, with Atlético, he has involved in a fight at Vitória's stadium, where he was one of four players from each side sent off. He also scored an own goal at Vila Belmiro, in a 2-0 defeat against Santos' biggest rivals, Corinthians. He also played for Paysandu, in 2004.

Galván returned to Argentina in 2002 to play for Club Atlético Lanús and in 2004 he had a brief spell with Ciudad de Murcia in Spain. He has also played for Club Olimpia in Paraguay and Argentinos Juniors in Argentina.

In 2007 Galván joined Peruvian team Universitario de Deportes, in February 2009 he announced that he plans to retire in December 2010 to take up a position as a youth coach with the club.[1]



Brazil Atlético Mineiro

Brazil Santos FC

Peru Universitario de Deportes


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