Martín Gaitán

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Martín Gaitán
Date of birth (1978-06-15) June 15, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2007
1997-2002
Biarritz
CASI
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998-2007 Argentina 10 (40)
Correct as of 30 September 2007
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
1998-2002 Argentina 22

Martín Gaitán (born June 15, 1978 in Paraná) is a former Argentine rugby union footballer and a current coach. He played as a centre.

Gaitán started his career with Club Atlético San Isidro in 1997. He soon earned his debut for the national team, playing against the United States team in 1998. He then spent most of the next four years playing sevens.

In 2002, Gaitán moved to France to play for Biarritz and in 2003 he was selected to be part of the Argentina Rugby World Cup squad. He was selected to play for Argentina at the 2007 tournament, but a scan revealed that he had a blocked artery in his heart, this meant that missed the tournament in order to have surgery. He eventually had to retire from rugby because of this.

He has been the assistant coach for the National senior side under head coach Daniel Hourcade since 2013.

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