Rodrigo Galo Brito

Rodrigo Galo Brito (born 19 September 1986) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Greek club Atromitos.

Rodrigo Galo
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Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Galo Brito
Date of birth (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Rio Branco, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Atromitos
Number 12
Youth career
2000–2004 Juventus-AC
2005–2006 Avaí
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Avaí 31 (0)
2008–2011 Gil Vicente 86 (12)
2011–2014 Braga 0 (0)
2012Gil Vicente (loan) 17 (3)
2012–2013Académica de Coimbra (loan) 21 (0)
2013–2014Panetolikos (loan) 33 (2)
2014–2015 Paços de Ferreira 10 (1)
2015–2019 AEK Athens 112 (3)
2019– Atromitos 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:19, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In 2000, Rodrigo entered the academy of Juventus and his junior career started off. He spent four years playing for the club's youth teams. In 2005, he was noticed by Avaí. Brito passed the preliminary tests and was drafted into the youth department of his new club. In 2006, Rodrigo signed a pro contract with Avaí for a period of two years. He didn't become the team's starter, making occasional appearances as a sub. In total, he appeared 31 times for the Brazilian squad. In the summer 2008, the footballer moved to Portugal to perform for Gil Vicente. He fitted the team perfectly, scoring 12 goals in 86 matches as a starter. In the summer 2011, Galo signed for Braga, but didn't get much playing time, so he was sent to his previous club – Gil Vicente. In 2012, he was sent on loan at Académica de Coimbra and later on to the Greek Super League side Panetolikos. In the summer of 2014, he played for Paços de Ferreira as a right back and right midfielder.[1]

AEK AthensEdit

In March 2015, "AEK have not contacted my agent", the Pacos Fereira defender said. "My contract in the summer and I can talk with other clubs, but we have not discussed with AEK or any other team. The things will be different this year. Of course I am interested in playing for a great team, like AEK. I know they went through a crisis, but that doesn't mean anything. They will return to the Super League and it would be an honor for me to be part of the team". [2]

In May 2015 Rodrigo signed a two-year contract with the Greek club AEK.[3][4] On 22 August 2015 he made his debut and scored his first goal for the club in a 3–0 home win against Platanias.[5]

On 25 October 2017 he opened the score in an easy 4–0 home win against Kerkyra for the Greek Cup.[6] On 13 January 2017, AEK rewarded the Brazilian for his solid performances by extending his contract until the summer of 2019.[7] On 20 December 2017 he scored against his old club, Panetolikos, in a 4–0 away win for the first leg of the round of 16 of the Greek Cup.[8] On 1 April 2018, Rodrigo Galo with a simple low finish after an assist from Niklas Hult propelled Champions-elect AEK to a deserved 3–0 Athens derby win over 10-man Panathinaikos as Manolo Jiménez’s team inched closer to a first SuperLeague title in 24 years.[9]

On 8 August 2018, the administration of the team rejected an offer in the region of €500,000 from Süper Lig side Ankaragücü.[10] On 14 August 2018, he opened the score after Niklas Hult’s low cross in a 2–1 home win game against Celtic for UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round, 2nd leg.[11] On 29 September 2018, he scored with a beautiful free-kick in a 3–0 away win against OFI.[12] On 12 October 2018, he scored with another stunning free-kick, sealing a 2–1 home win against Lamia for the Greek Cup.[13]

Since joining AEK in 2015, Brazilian right-back Rodrigo Galo has been a vital cog of the machine with his speed on the flank, but he will leave Athens on summer 2019 with his contract having reached its completion. In his four years with AEK, Galo only scored a grand total of eight goals, but nearly all of them were absolutely crucial. “I have been very happy during these four years, and we experienced amazing moments winning the Greek Cup, qualifying for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and claiming the national championship after a long hiatus,” said Galo after his AEK departure became public.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 17 May 2019[15][16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gil Vicente 2008–09 LigaPro 19 0 0 0 2 1 21 1
2009–10 29 6 3 0 2 0 34 6
2010–11 26 2 1 0 8 2 35 4
Total 74 8 4 0 0 0 12 3 90 11
Braga 2011–12 Primeira Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gil Vicente (loan) 2011–12 Primeira Liga 16 3 0 0 4 0 20 3
Total 16 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 20 3
Académica de Coimbra (loan) 2012–13 Primeira Liga 21 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 28 0
Total 21 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 28 0
Panetolikos (loan) 2013–14 Superleague 33 2 1 0 34 2
Total 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 2
Paços de Ferreira 2014–15 Primeira Liga 10 1 2 0 0 0 12 1
Total 10 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 12 1
AEK Athens 2015–16 Superleague 31 1 6 0 37 1
2016–17 28 0 6 1 2 0 36 1
2017–18 27 1 10 1 9 0 46 2
2018–19 26 1 8 2 7 1 41 4
Total 112 3 30 4 18 1 0 0 160 8
Career total 266 17 40 4 19 1 24 3 345 25

HonoursEdit

AEK Athens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rodrigo Galo. Biography". www.footballtop.com. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Galo expresses desire to play for AEK!". 4 March 2015.
  3. ^ ΣΠΟΡ FM 94.6. Έκλεισε Γκάλο η ΑΕΚ!. sport-fm.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  4. ^ AEK Football Club. Υπέγραψε ο Ροντρίγκο Γκάλο. AEK F.C. Official Web Site (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  5. ^ Επιστροφή στα σαλόνια με άνετη νίκη Retrieved 22 August 2015
  6. ^ Η υπεράσπιση άρχισε με νίκη! (in Greek). Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  7. ^ "Ανανέωσε με την ΑΕΚ ο Γκάλο". =www.sport24.gr. 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Παναιτωλικός-ΑΕΚ 0-4". www.gazetta.gr. 20 December 2017.
  9. ^ Ερωτευμένη με την κορυφή η ΑΕΚ: 3-0 τον Παναθηναϊκό και άλμα τίτλου! (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  10. ^ ""Πόρτα" της ΑΕΚ στην Άνκαρα για Γκάλο". www.sport24.gr. 8 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Φουλ για "σεντόνι" η ΑΕΚ, 2-1 τη Σέλτικ". www.sport24.gr. 14 August 2018.
  12. ^ "ΟΦΗ - ΑΕΚ 0-3". www.gazzetta.gr. 29 September 2018.
  13. ^ "ΑΕΚ - Λαμία 2-1: Έβαλε Μπογέ, έκανε την ανατροπή". www.sport24.gr. 12 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Τέλος ο Γκάλο από την ΑΕΚ". www.sport24.gr. 15 May 2019.
  15. ^ Rodrigo Galo Brito at ForaDeJogo  
  16. ^ Rodrigo Galo Brito at Soccerway

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