Pedro Gallese

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Pedro Gallese
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Gallese with Alianza Lima in 2019
Personal information
Full name Pedro David Gallese Quiroz
Date of birth (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Alianza Lima
(on loan from Veracruz)
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2004 Academia Tito Drago
2005–2006 Deportivo Real FC
2007–2008 Universidad San Martín
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Universidad San Martín 1 (0)
2009 Atlético Minero 16 (0)
2009–2014 Universidad San Martín 56 (0)
2014–2016 Juan Aurich 45 (0)
2016– Veracruz 51 (0)
2019–Alianza Lima (loan) 18 (0)
National team
2007 Peru U17
2014– Peru 57 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 July 2019

Pedro David Gallese Quiroz (born 23 February 1990) is a Peruvian professional footballer goalkeeper who plays for Alianza Lima on loan from Veracruz. He was called up to the Peru national football team in May 2014.[2] He earned his first cap for Peru against Panama on a friendly match on 6 August 2014. He was also one of the key players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification earning his country the chance to go to its first World Cup in over 36 years.

Club career[edit]

Atlético Minero[edit]

In 2009 Pedro Gallese joined Atlético Minero.

Universidad San Martín[edit]

In 2007 Pedro Gallese joined Universidad San Martín making 56 appearances. He performed impressively at the club earning him his first international appearance on 6 August 2014.

Juan Aurich[edit]

In 2015 Pedro Gallese decided to leave Universidad San Martín After 7 years at the club, Pedro Gallese signed for Juan Aurich making 45 appearances. During his time in Juan Aurich he had a good spell earning him a spot in Peru's national team for the Copa America 2015 in Chile


After amazing performances at the Copa América Centenario in the United States, Pedro Gallese signed for Mexican club Veracruz.

The future of Pedro Gallese is to be defined, but the concrete thing is that the Peruvian will not continue in Veracruz. The affirmation acquires greater force, after the words of the trainer of the 'Red Sharks', Robert Siboldi. "I understand that Pedro Gallese does not continue in the squad, he trains to be fit and I understand that he is already very close to the emergence of a team that hires him," the Uruguayan strategist told the Mexican press. In the first week of December, Pedro Gallese was included in the list of transferable players from Veracruz, not being in the plans of the technical team. Since that date, there has been no further news about the goalkeeper's next destination.

International career[edit]

Pedro Gallese participated in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in South Korea as part of Peru national under-17 football team squad, however he was not selected as main choice keeper, in replacement for Éder Hermoza.[3]

His international career began on 6 August 2014. The match was Peru against Panama during his debut. He kept a clean sheet and saving a penalty in the 82nd minute of the match, making this an amazing performance. Peru went on to win 3–0. Pedro Gallese was selected to be in 2015 Copa América held in Chile, Peru went on to get third place. After the 2015 Copa América, Pedro Gallese became first choice goalkeeper for Peru in the World Cup Qualifiers 2018. Pedro Gallese was chosen for the Copa América Centenario in 2016 hosted in the United States. During his time at the Copa América Centenario he left amazing performances even earning man of the match in the Brazil v Peru game. Peru went on to win against Brazil 1–0, Gallese was praised for performances at the Copa América Centenario. After having fractured his wrist during a Liga MX match with Veracruz in August 2017, Peru gave Gallese the nod to start on 5 October 2017. Gallese would go on to have a memorable night at La Bombonera, where he would shut out the Argentina national football team and thus keep Peru in the race to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018.[4]

On 15 November 2017, Gallese would go on to achieve one of his childhood dreams by qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018 after Peru defeated New Zealand at the intercontinental playoff. Although still injured, Gallese was able to shut out the kiwis on aggregate.[5] In May 2018 he was named in Peru's provisional 24 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[6]

Career statistics[edit]


Statistics accurate as of match played 20 November 2018.[7]
Year Apps Goals
2014 5 0
2015 12 0
2016 13 0
2017 7 0
2018 10 0
Total 47 0


with Universidad San Martín



  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Bengoechea definió lista de 22 jugadores que enfrentarán a Inglaterra y Suiza". Agencia ANDINA (in Spanish). 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
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  7. ^ "Pedro Gallese". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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