galactico

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish galáctico

Noun[edit]

galactico ‎(plural galacticos)

  1. (soccer) A football superstar.
    • 2009 February 23, “Editorial: Brown in Berlin, image and reality”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The danger about each of Mr Brown's weekend initiatives - his appearance as a galactico in Team Europe and his robust hostility to excessive lending - is that each may be more tactical than strategic, more appearance than reality.
    • 2009 July 7, “Ronaldo rocks 80,000 fans at Bernabeu”, in Toronto Star[2]:
      Perez has promised a return of the "galactico" era at Madrid after initiating the original one from 2000-06 with the blockbuster signings of Zinedine Zidane, Beckham, Luis Figo and Brazil's Ronaldo.

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

galactico m ‎(feminine singular galactica, masculine plural galacticos, feminine plural galacticas, comparable)

  1. Alternative form of galático