Rodrigo Galatto

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Personal information
Full name Rodrigo José Galatto
Date of birth (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2002–2003 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Grêmio 21 (0)
2005Brasil Pelotas (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2010 Atlético Paranaense 58 (0)
2010Litex Lovech (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011 Málaga 4 (0)
2011 Neuchâtel Xamax 1 (0)
2012 Itumbiara 0 (0)
2012 América-RN 1 (0)
2013 CRB 0 (0)
2013–2014 Criciúma 20 (0)
2015 Juventude 0 (0)
Total 119 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 June 2014

Rodrigo José Galatto or simply Galatto (born March 10, 1983, in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian retired football goalkeeper who last played for Juventude.


In Brazil[edit]

Galatto started his youth career at the Grêmio. He made his first team debut in a Brazilian Série B in a 2-0 away win against Criciúma EC, on May 15, 2005. Galatto became famous the match known as Batalha dos Aflitos. On November 26, 2005, Nautico and Grêmio was on a match that would guarantee one club in the Brazilian Championship. In stoppage time (90+14), the goalkeeper saved a penalty kick and led his team to the First Division. Even with four players sent off, Grêmio also scored a goal with Anderson (90+16).

In 2008 Galatto transferred to Atlético Paranaense. He quickly became part of the main team and for one-a-half season earned 58 appearances playing in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. With the club Galatto became a champion of Campeonato Paranaense in 2009 and played at 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

Litex Lovech[edit]

On January 22, 2010 Galatto was loaned for one year to Bulgarian side Litex Lovech.[1] He made his debut in the A PFG in a match against Lokomotiv Mezdra, on February 26, 2010.

Málaga CF[edit]

On 6 August 2010 he was snapped by Málaga for a fee of 1.2 million. After passing his medical, he signed a three-year contract with the Andalusians.[2] He made his debut on 12 September 2010 in a match against Zaragoza. However, after the departure of Jesualdo Ferreira in November, Galatto found himself seemed into surplus under the new coach Manuel Pellegrini and after the signing of Sergio Asenjo, the Brazilian had to start looking for a new club. On 15 June 2011 he was released from his contract with Málaga.


Atlético Paranaense
Litex Lovech

After Retirement[edit]

Galatto ran for federal deputy in Brazil 2018 election, but was not elected


  1. ^ "Litex Lovech land Galatto on loan". Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  2. ^ El portero brasileño Galatto pasa examen médico previo a firmar por el Málaga (in Spanish)

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