Pedro Gallese is one of the cornerstones of the Peru team but he has been plagued by injury in recent months. The goalkeeper broke a finger in his right hand in September 2017 and underwent an operation on his right knee in February 2018.
However, in between times he played a vital role towards the end of South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, especially away to Argentina and in the intercontinental play-off against New Zealand. Agile and with a flair for the spectacular, Gallese has proved his quality time and again since Pablo Bengoechea handed him his national team debut in 2014, an achievement all the more impressive given that he playing for unfancied club San Martin de Porres at the time.
Gallese has been Peru's No1 virtually ever since, playing at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, as well as featuring in 14 World Cup qualifying matches. He also went on to become first-choice custodian at Juan Aurich and subsequently at Mexican side Veracruz.