Walter Gaitán Sayavedra (born March 13, 1977 in La
Rioja, Argentina) is an football center forward, who currently
plays for Tigres in the Primera División de México. He plays in
Tigres with the number 10.
Gaitán 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.
When Tigres qualifyied for the Copa Libertadores, he wore the
shirt of Rosario Central at the celebration.
Gaitán moved to Mexico for the 2002 Apertura, signing with UANL
Tigres UANL. After scoring four goals in 15 games in his first
season, Gaitán scored eight in the 2003 Clausura. He has been
one of the best forwards in the Mexican league in his two and a
half years there, totalling 40 goals in 89 games.