Giovanni Sio

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Giovanni Sio
Personal information
Full name Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio
Date of birth (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Youth career
1998–2007 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Real Sociedad B 37 (0)
2008–2009 Real Sociedad 2 (0)
2009–2010 Sion II 22 (21)
2010–2012 Sion 48 (17)
2012–2013 VfL Wolfsburg 10 (0)
2012–2013 Augsburg (loan) 6 (0)
2013 Sochaux (loan) 13 (4)
2013– Basel 30 (10)
National team
2002–2003 France U16 14 (0)
2004–2005 France U17 9 (0)
2006–2007 France U18 15 (1)
2013– Côte d'Ivoire 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2014

Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio (born 31 March 1989 in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for as a Striker for Basel.


Sio began his career with Nantes[1] and joined in summer 2007 to Real Sociedad B after Nantes released him.[2] He was promoted in summer 2008 to the Segunda División team.[3] Sio signed a two-year deal with an option for a third year.[4]

On 2 September 2009, Sion signed the French striker from Real Sociedad.[5]

In January 2012 he joined VfL Wolfsburg for a fee reported as 5 million euros signing a four-year deal keeping him until 2016.[6] He was sent to Augsburg on 10 July 2012 on loan until the end of the 2012–13 campaign.[7] The loan was ended prematurely on 31 January 2013.

On 16 August 2013 it was announced that Sio had joined Basel on a four-year contract.[8] At the end of the 2013–14 Super League season he won the league championship with Basel.[9] They also reached the final of the 2013–14 Swiss Cup, but were beaten 2–0 by Zürich after extra time. During the 2013–14 Champions League season Basel reached the group stage and finished the group in third position. Thus they qualified for Europa League knockout phase and here they advanced as far as the quarter-finals.

International career[edit]

Sio is also former member of the France national youth football team, he represented his country at U-15, U-16 and U-17.[10] Sio was also called up to the Ivory Coast U-20 squad for the 2010 Toulon Tournament.




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