Pedro Gallese

Pedro David Gallese Quiroz or simply known as Pedro Gallese is a professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper for Peru National Team and Mexican football club, Veracruz.

Who is Pedro Gallese? What makes him famous?

Pedro David Gallese Quiroz or simply known as Pedro Gallese is a professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper for Peru National Team and Mexican football club, Veracruz. Apart from playing for several Peruvian football clubs, he has represented Peru in their youth levels and made his debut for the senior team in 2014. He was also one of the key players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification earning his country the chance to go to its first World Cup in over 36 years.

Pedro Gallese, Peru’s Hero Towards the 2019 Copa America Final

Peru made it to the 2019 Copa America final. Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese became the hero behind the success. Peru on paper lost to Chile, the defending champion, and had a number of star players such as Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. Judging from the overall game of Chile, Chile proved to be more dominant and provided many dangerous threats to the Peruvian defense. The 3-0 score for Peru did not at all describe a match that was lame and unbalanced.

The 3-0 score was created because Peru played effectively and was able to maximize every opportunity they got. In addition to an effective attack, a 3-0 score was also created because goalkeeper Pedro Gallese appeared well as a goalkeeper in the match. Gallese stood firm throughout the match and dispelled Chile’s attacks. In total there were eight shots that led to the Peru goal, but none of them led to a goal. Even though the Chilean attacks proved dangerous. In the first half, Gallese dismissed Erick Pulgar’s shot from close range.

The Chilean attack was increasingly violent in the second half but the Gallese continued to show slick performance. Jean Beausejour’s speculation kick in the 68th minute and the chance of one on one Eduardo Vargas in the 75th minute was all able to be countered by Gallese. When Peru was 3-0 up and definitely won, Gallese also did not give up his goal broken by Chile. Eduardo Vargas had a chance to take a penalty. But the choice to make a harvest penalty could be guessed by Gallese. Gallese remained standing in the middle and blocked the shot.

Before the semi-final match, Gallese also became a Peruvian hero in the quarter-finals. At that time the Gallese was able to withstand the invasion of Uruguay in normal time. When the game entered the drama on penalties, Gallese was able to stem the kick of Luis Suarez. Peru also won at the end of the penalty shootout with a score of 5-4. The success of qualifying for the finals is a big record for Peru’s football. Peru last qualified for the Copa America final in 1975.

Gallese’s slick performance could be a threat to Brazil in the final match. Despite conceding five times by Brazil in the preliminary round, Gallese did not concede in two matches in the knockout phase.


Who are the parents of  Pedro Gallese?

Back to his early life, Pedro Gallese was born in Lima, Peru to his mother, Tatiana Quiroz, and his father, Jose Luis Gallese. He holds a Peruvian nationality. He was interested in playing football since his early days and joined the youth ranks of Peruvian football clubs such as Academia Tito Drag, Deportivo Real FC, and Universidad San Martin. There is no information available regarding his education details on the internet.

When did Pedro Gallese Pursue his football career?

  • Peruvian player earned his first cap for Peru against Panama in a friendly match on 6 August 2014. Also, he was one of the key players during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification.
  • He joined the Atletico Minero in 2009. Gallese joined Universidad San Martin making 56 appearances in 2007. On 6 August 2014, he performed at the earning him his first international career.
  • He decided to leave Universidad San Martin later 7 years at the club in 2015. Then he has joined the Copa America Centenario in the United States for the Mexican club Veracruz. Also, he was one of the best players in FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification and he has the chance to go to its first World Cup in over 36 years.
  • He was selected to be in Copa America 2015 held in Chile. Then the Copa America 2015 Gallese became the first-choice goalkeeper for Peruvian players in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers. He was selected to play Copa America 2019 as the Best Goalkeeper.
  • And he would go on to achieve one of his childhood dreams by qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018.


Who is the wife of Pedro Gallese?

Reflecting the personal life of Pedro, The Peruvian star goalkeeper is a happily married man. He is married to his wife, Claudia in December  2016.

He is the proud father of a baby boy who was born in July 2017. Besides being a fine goalkeeper, he is a devoted and committed family man who takes good care of his family as well as has stated that his wife is his source of inspiration.

How much net worth is Pedro Gallese owns?

His annual salary is above € 84,000 with a weekly salary in the range of  € 7,000 which he gets playing football for Mexican professional football club, Veracruz. His current market worth is in the region of € 1 million. Looking at his professional playing career, his net worth could be estimated to be around $12 million, and is enjoying his life with his family.

How tall is Pedro Gallese?

Observing his body statistics, Pedro stands a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs around 79 Kg. He has black hair color and his eyes are also black. Further, his body measures 36-29-14 inches. He used 4 (US) and 8 (US) sizes of dress and shoes.

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