San Antonio FC homegrown attacker Jose Gallegos transfers to Denmark first-division team, reports say

20-year-old San Antonio FC academy product will play for Sonderjyske in the top Danish division

FILE - Midfielder Jose Gallegos looks to score in the first half of San Antonio FC's preseason match against FC Dallas on Feb. 12, 2020. (Andrew Cely, KSAT)

San Antonio FC attacking midfielder Jose Gallegos is off to Europe, according to multiple reports.

The 20-year-old homegrown attacker will play for Sonderjyske in the Danish first division, according to ESPN and the club’s website.

San Antonio FC will collect a transfer fee from the move, but those details have not been made public. San Antonio FC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Transfermarkt reported that the fee paid to San Antonio FC is $500,000. If that number is accurate, Gallegos’ transfer would be among the highest ever for a USL club.

Gallegos was born and raised in San Antonio and was a star attacker for Central Catholic High School’s soccer team.

After spending time in San Antonio FC’s football academy, he made his professional debut in 2019.

He scored 7 goals in 30 appearances in 2021 for San Antonio FC and has 10 career goals in 65 appearances.

He was a finalist for the USL Young Player of the Year award in 2020. See highlights from that year below.

Gallegos has both U.S. and Mexican citizenship. He completed a brief training at Bayern Munich in 2021.

While the terms of the contract have not been reported, the Danish club tweeted that Gallegos would be under contract until 2026.

According to Transfermarkt, Gallegos has a market value of $440,000.


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Kolten Parker is digital executive producer at KSAT. Previously, he worked at the San Antonio Express-News and the Texas Observer.