Christian Eduardo Giménez
Giménez playing for Marseille
|Full name||Christian Eduardo Giménez|
|Date of birth||13 November 1974|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1996–1997||→ Nueva Chicago (loan)||24||(20)|
|2009||→ Locarno (loan)||10||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Giménez started his career as a 17-year-old in the Argentine lower leagues, playing for Club Atlético San Miguel. In 1995, he was signed by the Boca Juniors, but he only played for them for one season before being loaned out to fellow Argentine team Nueva Chicago.
In 1997, Boca Juniors sold Giménez to Swiss team AC Lugano, in 2001 he was sold to fellow Swiss outfit FC Basel. Giménez made his debut for Basel on 18 July 2001 in the 3–3 draw with St. Gallen and his first goal for the club followed during the 3–1 home win against the Young Boys on 11 August. Giménez was to end the season as the top scorer in the Swiss league. It was with Basel that he had the most success, winning several titles and awards: Swiss Super League titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and Swiss Cups in 2002 and 2003. In 2001, 2002 and 2005 he was also the top scorer in the division.
In 2005, he moved to Olympique de Marseille, and after a difficult year he signed a one-year loan agreement with German Bundesliga club Hertha BSC, on 4 August 2006. He was transferred to Hertha BSC on 27 May 2007, the agreement was revealed in April. He signed a three-year contract, which ran until 2009, but he was sold two years early.
In 2007, he was signed by Club Toluca for a three-year contract, but his contract was discontinued early at the end of Clausura 2008 due to his poor performance.
- FC Basel
- Swiss League top goalscorer (3): 2001, 2002, 2005
- Statistics at Guardian Stats Centre