Jonatan Germano

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Jonatan Germano
Personal information
Full name Jonatan Miguel Germano
Date of birth (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth San Nicolás, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 13
Youth career
2005–2007 Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Estudiantes 1 (0)
2009 HNK Rijeka (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2011 Sportivo Luqueño (loan) 14 (0)
2011– Melbourne City[1] 45 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:58, 21 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jonatan Miguel Germano (born 1 January 1988 in San Nicolás) is an Argentine footballer currently playing for Melbourne City in the A-League.

Youth career[edit]

Germano's odyssey into football began when he joined the Estudiantes youth team.[2] He signed a professional contract in 2007.


Germano made his debut for Estudiantes on 9 September 2007 against Racing Club in the Primera División. He came on as a substitute for Juan Manuel Salgueiro in the 66th minute, Estudiantes won the match 2–1. He was released from the club after the 2010–11 season.

HNK Rijeka[edit]

In 2009 Germano wen't on a season long loan to Croatian club HNK Rijeka. He was unable to cement a place in the first team. He was used sparingly, featuring just four times in the 2009–10 Prva HNL season.[3]

Sportivo Luqueño[edit]

The following season (2010–11) Germano went on loan to Paraguayan club Sportivo Luqueño. He featured in 14 games for the club, playing in a variety of position.[4]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

In July 2011, Germano traveled to Australia for a one-month trial with A-League club Melbourne Heart, where he 'surprised' the team with his talent. He played in two trials for the club, playing a full 90 minutes in both games.[5] At the end of July, he returned to his homeland after impressing coaches John van 't Schip, Ante Milicic and John Aloisi.[6]

Germano has been offered a contract and awaited clearance on his visa application.[7] His signing completed Melbourne Heart's squad for the 2011–12 season, he also claims the fifth and final 'Visa position' for the club. On 5 September 2011 he officially signed with Melbourne Heart and given the number 13 shirt.[8]

On 18 November 2011, Germano scored his first official goal for his new club in what proved to be the winner. It was his sixth appearance for the club.[9] After heading in his second goal for the club, the opener in a 2–1 victory over the Brisbane Roar, Germano celebrated by pulling a Santa Claus hat from his shorts whilst celebrating in front of Roar fans. Later, referee Kris Griffiths-Jones booked Germano for the celebration.[10]


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