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Walter Gaitan

Walter Nicolas Gaitan Sayavedra is a football attacking midfielder, who currently plays for Veracruz in the Mexican Liga de Ascenso.

Gaitan has many nicknames. National most important television network call him "El Divino" ("The Divine"), because of his gifted touch of the ball and feel of the game. For those that, because of religious reasons, even Gaitan himself, are uncomfortable calling a soccer player "Divine", particularly those in national TV and Radio networks and certain newspapers in Mexico, he is nicknamed "El Chueco" ("The crooked"), due to him being left-handed, and left-footed. In the Mexican Spanish version of the EA Sports FIFA games, he is nicknamed "Mago" ("magician"), to replace "El Divino".

Gaitan began his career in Argentina with Rosario Central in 1997. He left the team in 1998, however, moving to Villarreal CF of the Spanish Liga. After two years in Spain, he returned to Argentina in 2000, joining the prestigious Boca Juniors. It is interesting to note that odd coincidences have made this player to always play with teams that have the yellow and blue colors(until signing with Necaxa). When Tigres qualified for the Copa Libertadores, he wore the shirt of Rosario Central at the celebration.

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