Giovanni Reyna

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Giovanni Reyna
Personal information
Full name Giovanni Alejandro Reyna
Date of birth (2002-11-13) November 13, 2002 (age 17)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 32
Youth career
2015–2019 New York City FC
2019–2020 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Borussia Dortmund 5 (0)
National team
2016–2017 United States U15 11 (7)
2017 United States U16 2 (1)
2018–2019 United States U17 18 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:43, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:59, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Giovanni Alejandro “Gio” Reyna (born November 13, 2002) is an American football player who plays for Borussia Dortmund. He was included in The Guardian's "Next Generation 2019".[1]

Club career[edit]

On January 18, 2020, Reyna made his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute, in a 5–3 win against FC Augsburg.[2] Hence, he became the youngest American, aged 17 years and 66 days, to ever appear in the Bundesliga, a record previously set by Christian Pulisic.[2]

On February 4, 2020, Reyna scored his first professional goal in a 2–3 defeat to Werder Bremen in the DFB-Pokal Round of 16.[3] In doing so, he became the youngest goalscorer in German Cup history.[3]

Honors[edit]

USA U17

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of February 4, 2020[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Dortmund 2019–20 Bundesliga 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Career total 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Notes

Personal life[edit]

Giovanni is the son of former United States National team player Claudio Reyna,[6] and Danielle Egan, a former member of the United States women's national soccer team.[7]

He was named after his father's former Rangers teammate Giovanni van Bronckhorst.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Next Generation 2019: 60 of the best young talents in world football". The Guardian. October 10, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "New York City FC academy alum Giovanni Reyna makes Bundesliga debut in Borussia Dortmund win". mlssoccer.com. January 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Gio Reyna, rising U.S. soccer star, scores gorgeous strike for first professional goal with Dortmund". CBS Sports. February 4, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.concacaf.com/en/under-17s-men/game-detail/471363#tab_match=match-details
  5. ^ Giovanni Reyna at Soccerway. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Giovanni Reyna | U.S. Soccer Official Website". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "Gio Reyna: Who is Borussia Dortmund's latest American sensation?". bundesliga.com. Retrieved January 18, 2020.