|Full name||Mauro Geraldo Galvão|
|Date of birth||19 December 1961|
|Place of birth||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1997–2000||Vasco da Gama||63||(6)|
|2003||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
|Olympic medal record|
|1984 Los Angeles||Team Competition|
In his country Galvão played for Sport Club Internacional, Bangu Atlético Clube, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (two spells) and CR Vasco da Gama. In 1990–91 he moved to FC Lugano in Switzerland, where he would remain for the following six seasons, winning the 1993 Swiss Cup after having reached the final of the competition the previous year.
After contributing rarely to Grêmio's fifth place in the 2001 Série A, also winning his second Brazilian Cup – the first was also conquered with that club, four years before – Galvão retired from football, at the age of 40.
He gained 24 caps for Brazil, his debut coming in 1986. After being an unused squad member at that year's FIFA World Cup, he was a starter under Sebastião Lazaroni in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, partnering Ricardo Gomes, Carlos Mozer and Ricardo Rocha – all four stoppers saw time during the tournament, Galvão played all four games, three complete – in a 5–3–2 formation, in an eventual round-of-16 exit.
In 2003 Galvão replaced Antônio Lopes as Vasco's head coach, starting his coaching career. He managed the club in 28 games, finally preventing its relegation to the Série B, after finishing 17th. The following year he was appointed at Botafogo taking Levir Culpi's place, but was himself fired before the end of the season.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 300. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
- "Mauro Galvão". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "Eternamente jovem – Mauro Galvão" [Forever young – Mauro Galvão] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. Archived from the original on 3 December 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
- Mauro Galvão – FIFA competition record
- Mauro Galvão at Sambafoot