|Full name||Victor Cristaldo|
|Date of birth||10 May 1967|
|Place of birth||Argentina|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2011.
Victor Cristaldo (born 10 May 1967) is a retired Argentine-born Australian professional footballer of Paraguayan descent. He played as a midfielder. Cristaldo played two seasons for Melbourne Croatia in the National Soccer League. He later played for Club Presidente Hayes and Club Sport Colombia in the Primera División Paraguaya, becoming the first Australian to play professionally in Paraguay and the second player to play in South America under CONMEBOL affiliation after John Crawley (1990–1995 in Chile).
Cristaldo was born in Argentina to Paraguayan parents and moved to Australia at the age of 9.
He attended Flemington High School.
Cristaldo started his career with Keilor, before joining Melbourne Croatia in the National Soccer League in 1985. He was a member of the team's squad for the 1985 and 1986 seasons. In 1986, whilst playing for Melbourne Croatia, he was called up to the Argentine Air Force.
In 1993, Cristaldo joined Primera División Paraguaya club Presidente Hayes based in the city of Asunción. "It's like a dream come true", he told Laurie Schwab, reported of The Age, "but financially, It's just not possible". His wages in Paraguay were more than three times higher than they were in Melbourne and the cost of living in Paraguay is much lower. He and his wife, Cynthia, bought a house and the club had supplied them with a car. Cristaldo hoped that during the Paraguayan off-season that an Australian NSL club would at the very least give him a guest stint.
In 1996, Cristaldo returned to Paraguay to play for Club Sport Colombia where he stayed until 1997, when he moved to Club Presidente Hayes. When the player transfer from Sport Colombia to Presidente Hayes, Paulo da Silva transfer from Presidente Hayes to Sport Colombia.
Cristaldo had represented Australia at youth level and whilst in Paraguay in 1993 hoped that his success there would prompt the then Australia national team coach, Eddie Thomson, to consider adding him to the squad.
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