Jefferson de Oliveira Galvão, simply known as Jefferson, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Having begun his career at Cruzeiro and spent time on loan at Botafogo, Jefferson then spent four seasons in the Turkish Süper Lig in service of Trabzonspor and Konyaspor before returning to Botafogo. He is one of the eight footballers with the most appearances Botafogo club history, with 459 between the years of 2003 to 2005 and 2009 to 2018. A former world champion at under-20 level, Jefferson made his senior debut for Brazil in 2011 and was named in their squads for two Copa América tournaments, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and their victory at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
About Jefferson de Oliveira Galvão
Goalkeeper who is famous for his time starting for the Brazilian club Botafogo. He signed with the club in 2009 and won the Rio de Janeiro State League in both 2010 and 2013.
He was first a track and field athlete before turning to youth soccer in 1995. He initially joined the Ferroviária youth academy that year.
He was part of the Brazilian national team that won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. He helped lead Botafogo to a Brazilian Serie A promotion in 2016.
He was originally born and raised in Sao Vicente, Brazil.
He played alongside Thiago Silva at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a member of the Brazilian national team.
Information related to Jefferson (footballer, born 1983)
- Footballers at the 2003 Pan American Games
- Brazilian Christians
- Brazilian expatriate sportspeople in Turkey
- FIFA Confederations Cup-winning players
- Konyaspor footballers
- Trabzonspor footballers
- Brazil under-20 international footballers
- Pan American Games silver medalists for Brazil
- Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas players
- Cruzeiro Esporte Clube players