Giovani Casillas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Casillas and the second or maternal family name is Chávez.
Giovani Casillas
Personal information
Full name Giovani Daniel Casillas Chávez
Date of birth (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
2010–2011 Guadalajara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Guadalajara 7 (0)
2013 Chivas USA (loan) 5 (1)
2014 Chiapas (loan) 2 (0)
2015– Tepic (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 19, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 22, 2013

Giovani Daniel Casillas Chávez (born January 4, 1994 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican footballer. Casillas currently plays as a winger for Tepic on a loan deal from Guadalajara. Casillas Chávez won the U17 World Cup in Mexico 2011.[1]



Giovani Casillas is one of the young promises of Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Growing up in the Chivas youth system, he made his debut in the first team at the age of 17 on August 6, 2011 in a 0-0 Pumas-Chivas, entering in the 82nd minute for Jesús Sánchez.[2] However, a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. In 2012 he rejoined the first team, and made six appearances, including two as a starter. He also appeared in four Copa Libertadores 2012 matches.

On February 21, 2013 sister club Chivas USA announced they had acquired Giovani Casillas and teammates Mario de Luna and Edgar Mejia on loan from CD Guadalajara.[3] He scored his first professional goal against FC Dallas on March 10, 2013 in a 3-1 win. The goal came in stoppage time in the 93rd minute on an assist from fellow Guadalajara loanee Edgar Mejia.


Casillas was an important member of the Mexico U17 side that captured the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.




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