Giovani Casillas

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Giovani Casillas
Personal information
Full name Giovani Daniel Casillas Chávez
Date of birth (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
La Piedad
Number 9
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 Coras (loan) 5 (0)
2016 Tampico Madero (loan) 13 (0)
2017– La Piedad 1 (0)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 23, 2015
‡ 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 who currently plays as a Midfielder for La Piedad. Casillas 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 official first team debut during the 2011 World Football Challenge in a friendly against FC Barcelona, where he scored the third goal in a triumph 4-1 win. He made his professional debut 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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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Chivas add three players". February 21, 2013. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "¡CHIVAS CAMPEÓN DE LA COPA MX APERTURA 2015!". 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 

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