Gastón Giménez (footballer, born 1991)

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Gastón Giménez
Personal information
Full name Gastón Claudio Giménez
Date of birth (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Formosa, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chicago Fire
Number 30
Youth career
Almirante Brown
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Almirante Brown 88 (4)
2014 Atlético Tucumán 15 (1)
2015–2018 Godoy Cruz 56 (2)
2018 Estudiantes 9 (0)
2018–2020 Vélez Sarsfield 43 (0)
2020– Chicago Fire 29 (1)
National team
2018 Argentina 1 (0)
2020– Paraguay 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:03, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:51, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Gastón Claudio Giménez (born 27 July 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire and the Paraguay national team.[1] Born in Argentina and of Paraguayan descent, Giménez represented Argentina in a friendly before switching to represent the Paraguay national team.

Club career[edit]

Giménez's career started in 2011 with Almirante Brown.[1][2] His debut arrived at the beginning of the 2011–12 Primera B Nacional season, when he played the final fifteen minutes in a goalless draw away to Rosario Central on 1 October 2011.[1] In February 2012, Giménez scored the first goal of his career in a 2–0 win over Defensa y Justicia.[1] After one goal in nineteen games in his first season, Giménez went onto make another sixty-nine appearances and score three more goals for the club across the next two seasons.[1] In June 2014, Giménez signed for fellow Primera B Nacional team Atlético Tucumán.[1] One goal in fifteen matches followed.[1]

On 2 February 2015, Giménez joined Argentine Primera División side Godoy Cruz.[3] Months later, on 30 May 2015, he was sent off in just his second start for the club versus Unión Santa Fe; the second time in his career that he had received a red card in a match against Unión Santa Fe, the first occurred in March 2014 whilst with Almirante Brown.[1] Giménez remained with Godoy Cruz for a total of four seasons, prior to departing in January 2018 to join Estudiantes of the Primera División.[4] Vélez Sarsfield purchased Giménez in the following July.[1]

On 24 February 2020, Giménez signed with Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire on a two-year deal.[5] He made eighteen appearances in his first season there.[1]

International career[edit]

Giménez was born in Argentina and is of Paraguayan descent.[6] In November 2018, Giménez was called up to the Argentina national team by Lionel Scaloni for friendlies with Mexico.[7] He made his international debut in the first friendly with Mexico on 16 November, being substituted on for Giovani Lo Celso with two minutes remaining.[1] He was selected on Scaloni's preliminary squad for the 2019 Copa América.[8] On 20 July 2020, Giménez confirmed claims by Paraguay national team coach Eduardo Berizzo and announced that he had finalized naturalization proceedings, making him eligible to play for Paraguay.[9] On 28 September 2020, he was called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Peru and Venezuela by Paraguay national team coach Eduardo Berizzo.[10] He made his competitive debut with Paraguay on 8 October as a starter of the match against Peru, making him cap-tied to Paraguay.[1] He scored on his second cap away to Venezuela.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 16 December 2020.[1]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Almirante Brown 2011–12 Primera B Nacional 19 1 0 0 0 0 19 1
2012–13 32 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
2013–14 37 3 1 0 0 0 38 3
Total 88 4 2 0 0 0 90 4
Atlético Tucumán 2014 Primera B Nacional 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Godoy Cruz 2015 Primera División 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2016 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2016–17 22 2 2 0 5[a] 1 0 0 29 3
2017–18 11 0 3 1 2[a] 0 0 0 16 1
Total 56 2 5 1 7 1 0 0 68 4
Estudiantes 2017–18 Primera División 9 0 0 0 4[a] 0 0 0 13 0
Vélez Sarsfield 2018–19 Primera División 24 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 28 1
2019–20 19 0 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 0 0 21 0
Total 43 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 49 1
Chicago Fire 2020 Major League Soccer 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Career total 229 7 7 1 4 1 13 1 0 0 253 10
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in the Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in the Copa Sudamericana

International[edit]

As of 16 December 2020.[1]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2018 1 0
Paraguay 2020 4 1
Total 5 1
As of 13 October 2020
Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Giménez goal.[1]
List of international goals scored by Gastón Giménez
No. Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 2 13 October 2020 Estadio Metropolitano, Mérida, Venezuela  Venezuela 1–0 1–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Gastón Giménez profile". Soccerway. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Gastón Giménez profile". BDFA. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Godoy Cruz sumó al volante Gastón Giménez y perdió al defensor Arias". ESPN. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Gastón Giménez estampó la firma en Estudiantes". TyC Sports. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Chicago Fire FC Acquires Argentine Midfielder Gastón Giménez as Designated Player | Chicago Fire FC".
  6. ^ https://d10.ultimahora.com/gaston-gimenez-la-sorpresa-la-lista-preliminar-berizzo-n2905465.html
  7. ^ "Gazzaniga y Gastón Giménez, convocados a la Selección". TyC Sports. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Los 40 preseleccionados por Lionel Scaloni para la Copa América". Marca. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Gastón Giménez se pone a disposición de Berizzo". Tigo Sports. 20 July 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Lista de 28 futbolistas para el primer combo de Eliminatorias". apf.org.py (in Spanish). Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol. 28 September 2020.

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