Hugo Mallo Novegil is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Celta de Vigo as a right defender. Mallo played youth football for three different local clubs, finishing his formation with Celta de Vigo. He was immediately inserted in the first team setup, appearing in 25 Segunda División games in his first season. Mallo started in all 34 matches he appeared in 2011–12, as the Galicians finished second and returned to La Liga after five years. He made his debut in the competition on 18 August 2012, in a 0–1 home loss against Malaga CF.