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Alexandre Tadeu Gallo, best known as Gallo (born in Ribeirão Preto, May 29, 1967) is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and the current manager of Vitória.

Alexandre Tadeu Gallo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1967-05-29) 29 May 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Botafogo-SP
1991 Vitória
1992–1996 Santos
1996 Portuguesa
1997 Guarani
1997–1998 São Paulo
1999 Botafogo FR
1999–2000 Atlético Mineiro
2001 Corinthians
Teams managed
2004 Villa Nova
2005 Portuguesa
2005 Santos
2006 FC Tokyo
2007 Sport
2007 Internacional
2007–2008 Figueirense
2008 Atlético Mineiro
2009 Bahia
2009 Santo André
2010 Náutico
2010–2011 Al-Ain
2011 Avaí
2012–2013 Náutico
2013–2015 Brazil U20
2013 Brazil U17
2015–2016 Al-Qadisiyah
2016 Ponte Preta
2016 Náutico
2017 Vitória
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Gallo started his career as a player in Botafogo-SP (city of Ribeirão Preto, state of São Paulo), in 1986. He played for several clubs like Vitória, Santos, São Paulo, Botafogo and Atlético Mineiro, and ended his career playing for Corinthians, in 2001.[1]


He got many championships like Campeonato Paulista (São Paulo State League) in 1998 with São Paulo club and Campeonato Mineiro (Minas Gerais State League) in 1999 and 2000 with Atlético Mineiro.

Coaching careerEdit

After his retirement as a player, he became assistant-coach, working with coach Carlos Alberto Parreira in Corinthians, in 2002. Also, he worked as assistant-coach with Darío Pereyra in Grêmio in 2003 and with Wanderlei Luxemburgo in Santos in 2004.

In 2004, he started his career as head-coach with the club Villa Nova. Still in 2004 he was invited by the famous Brazilian coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo to work with him as assistant-coach in Santos club; winning together the title of Brazilian Championship.

At the beginning of 2005, he was invited to coach Portuguesa club during São Paulo State League. Due to an excellent work with Portuguesa de Desportos, soon after coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo was assigned as Real Madrid's coach in the second half of the 2004/2005 season, Gallo was invited to take over Santos club as head-coach.

Since then, Gallo has been Head-Coach, leading many great clubs like Portuguesa de Desportos, Santos, FC Tokyo e Sport.

Also he coached the big Brazilian club Internacional, during 20 games and conquered the Recopa Sudamericana (SouthAmerican Re-Cup 2007), and during Brazilian Championship, when he moved to Figueirense. On 5 September 2009 Esporte Clube Santo André officials have dismissed coach after just seven games but no wins.


As a playerEdit

São Paulo
Atlético Mineiro

As an Assistant CoachEdit

Brazilian National Team

As a managerEdit

Brazil U20
Brazil Olympic Team


  1. ^ "Futpedia: Gallo (Alexandre Tadeu)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on November 29, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.

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