Sergio Galván Rey

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Galván and the second or maternal family name is Rey.
Sergio Alejandro Galván Rey
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-06-09) 9 June 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Concepción, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1995 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Boca Juniors 0 (0)
1995 Concepción (loan) 0 (0)
1996–2003 Once Caldas 255 (160)
2004–2005 MetroStars 47 (9)
2006–2009 Atlético Nacional 93 (53)
2010 América de Cali 33 (8)
2011 Santa Fe 23 (3)
Total 451 (233)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sergio Alejandro Galván Rey (born 9 June 1973) is an Argentine-Colombian former football player. He is the top goalscorer of the Colombian Categoría Primera A with 224 goals.[1]

Club career[edit]

Galván Rey's first club was Boca Juniors of his native Argentina, where he did not achieve much success. Galván Rey joined Colombian club Once Caldas in 1994, and proceeded to become one of the most dangerous forwards in Colombia.[2] He scored 171 goals in his career with Once Caldas, 160 in the Colombian league, and 11 in 15 Copa Libertadores matches. In 2003, Galván Rey helped Once Caldas to win the Colombian championship, their first in 53 years; additionally, he led the team to achieve Copa Libertadores qualification in 1999, 2002, and 2004.

For the 2004 MLS season, Once Caldas sold Galván Rey to the MetroStars for a transfer fee in the range of half a million dollars.[citation needed] Although he played in 20 games, starting 10, Galván Rey finished the year with only two goals and one assist. Galván Rey's previous club, Once Caldas, went on to win the Copa Libertadores in his absence.

In 2005 Galván Rey played better than the previous year, scoring two goals against the Kansas City Wizards to bring the MetroStars back from a 2–0 deficit. By the end of the season, he tallied eight goals in all competitions, which had him tied for the team's third leading scorer. However, his salary demands were overwhelming, and the MetroStars decided not to bring Galván Rey back for 2006. He then signed with Atlético Nacional.

In the first half of the 2006 season at Atlético Nacional, Sergio Galván Rey tallied 11 goals. He put his renewed form on display against América de Cali on 21 May scoring 5 goals in a single match. Galván Rey finished the 2006 campaign with a total of 19 goals. His last goal of the season came on 2 December 2006 against Boyacá Chicó F.C. in a 2–1 win for Nacional.

The 2007 season started well for Galván Rey when he netted a goal in Nacional's first match against La Equidad. He managed to tally a total of 13 goals in the first half of the season with his last goal coming during a tournament match against Boyacá Chicó on 10 June 2007. He tallied 6 more goals through December 2007. He scored two against Cucuta Deportivo on 8 December 2007.

In 2008, Galván Rey started the season with 4 goals through July. Entering November 2008, he added 7 more goals to his season total.

In 2010, Galván Rey joined América de Cali. He started the season only 5 goals away from becoming the all time scorer in Colombian League history. On 25 April, he became the best scorer in the Colombian League, surpassing Iván Valenciano as the all time scorer.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Nacional
Once Caldas

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