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 43)
Place of birth Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Vélez Sarsfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Vélez Sarsfield 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.

Pablo Oscar Cavallero Rodríguez (born 13 April 1974) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Nine years of his professional career were spent in Spain, mainly with Celta. He appeared in 152 La Liga games, over the course of eight seasons.

An Argentine international in his prime, Cavallero went on to earn 26 caps for the national team; his excellent performances during the 2001-02 season, where he helped Celta finish 5th in La Liga, made him a surprise first-choice goalkeeper for Argentina during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, ahead of Roberto Bonano and Germán Burgos.

Club career[edit]

Cavallero was born in Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires Province. During his professional career he played for Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Unión de Santa Fe, RCD Espanyol, Celta de Vigo and 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 Galicians eventually reached the UEFA Champions League. He allowed 27 goals in 34 matches, a goals-per-match average of 0.79.[1]

After about one year without professional football, Cavallero moved to Uruguay with Primera División side C.A. 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 ahead of Roberto Bonano and Germán Burgos).[2]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vélez
Espanyol
Celta

International[edit]

Argentina

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pablo Cavallero" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 17 April 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Pablo CavalleroFIFA competition record

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