José Giménez

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José Giménez
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Giménez playing for Uruguay at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name José María Giménez de Vargas
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Toledo, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 24
Youth career
Toledo Junior[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Danubio 16 (0)
2013– Atlético Madrid 88 (3)
National team
2013–2014 Uruguay U20 11 (0)
2013– Uruguay 46 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:54, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

José María Giménez de Vargas (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse maˈɾi.a xiˈmenez ðe ˈβarɣas];[a] born 20 January 1995) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Uruguay national team as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Danubio[edit]

Born in Toledo, Giménez made his professional debut for Danubio F.C. in the Uruguayan Primera División on 17 November 2012 (when the manager was Juan Ramón Carrasco) against River Plate in which he started and played the full 90 minutes as Danubio lost the match 2–0.[3]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

José María Giménez at Atlético Madrid playing against Jefferson Farfán of Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League round of 16

On 25 April 2013, it was confirmed that Giménez had signed for €900 000 with Spanish side Atlético Madrid, and would join the club in the pre-season of the 2013–14 season.[4]

Giménez at practice

On 14 September, Giménez made his Atleti – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 4–2 home win over UD Almería.[5]

Giménez scored his first goal for the club on 6 December 2014, opening a 2–0 win away to Elche CF to move Atlético into second place.[6] He also scored a header against biggest rival Real Madrid in Atlético's 2–0 win in the Copa del Rey in January 2015.

International career[edit]

Giménez (upper row, second from the right) lining up for a team photo with his compatriots during the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Giménez participated for Uruguay at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup as the team finished as runner-up to France.[7]

He debuted for the Uruguay senior team in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Colombia on 10 September 2013.[7]

On 2 June 2014, Giménez was named in Uruguay's squad for the 2014 World Cup finals.[8] The 19-year-old defender made his tournament debut against England in the team's second group match, deputising for the injured captain Diego Lugano in a 2–1 victory for La Celeste. [9] (with 19 years and 149 days old, he is the youngest Uruguayan player to debut at a world cup). He went on to start in the final group match – a 1–0 win over Italy – and the 2–0 round of 16 loss to Colombia.[10]

Giménez scored his first international goal in a 1–0 friendly win against South Korea in September 2014.[11]

In May 2015, he was named in Uruguay's squad for the 2015 Copa América by coach Óscar Tabárez.[12] On 20 June, Giménez scored Uruguay's goal in a 1–1 draw with Paraguay which saw both teams progress to the knockout stage.[13]

In May 2018 he was named in Uruguay's provisional 26 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[14]

On 15 June, he scored the winning goal in the final minute of Uruguay's opening game of the World Cup against Egypt.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2018[16]
Club Season League Cup Other Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Danubio 2012–13 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Atlético Madrid 2013–14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 20 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 28 2
2015–16 27 1 2 0 0 0 8 0 37 1
2016–17 17 0 6 1 0 0 6 0 29 1
2017–18 23 1 4 1 0 0 11 0 38 2
Total 88 3 17 3 0 0 29 0 124 6
Career total 94 3 17 3 0 0 29 0 140 6

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 6 July 2018.[17]
Uruguay
Year Apps Goals
2013 3 0
2014 12 2
2015 10 1
2016 5 0
2017 9 1
2018 7 2
Total 46 6

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.[16]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2014 Goyang Stadium, Goyang, South Korea  South Korea 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 13 November 2014 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Costa Rica 2–2 3–3
3. 20 June 2015 Estadio La Portada, La Serena, Chile  Paraguay 1–0 1–1 2015 Copa América
4. 4 June 2017 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 1–1 1–3 Friendly
5. 7 June 2018 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uzbekistan 3–0 3–0
6. 15 June 2018 Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Russia  Egypt 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Atlético Madrid

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Giménez, de and Vargas are pronounced [xiˈmenes], [de] and [ˈbarɣas], respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 32. 
  2. ^ "Strong Roots: Giménez honored in Toledo". Futbol. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "DANUBIO VS. RIVER PLATE 0 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atlético Madrid complete signing of teenage defender Jose María Giménez". Sky Sports News. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Atleti maintain perfect start Archived 23 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.; ESPN FC, 14 September 2013
  6. ^ "Elche 0-2 Atl Madrid". BBC Sport. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Jose GIMENEZ". FIFA.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Uruguay World Cup 2014 squad". The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mondiali, Uruguay, Lugano ancora out: contro l'Italia (ri)tocca a baby Gimenez" [World Cup, Uruguay, Lugano still out: against Italy they will turn to baby Gimenez]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 21 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "José María Giménez". FIFA. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Stakes are high in South American friendlies as players look to impress". ESPN. 12 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Uruguay confirm Copa América squad numbers as Rolán lands Suárez's No.9". Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Uruguay 1-1 Paraguay". BBC. 20 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Tremlett, Sam (15 June 2018). "Uruguay World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide". World Soccer. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  15. ^ Emons, Michael (15 June 2018). "Egypt 1–0 Uruguay". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  16. ^ a b José Giménez at Soccerway
  17. ^ José Giménez at National-Football-Teams.com
  18. ^ "Madrid finally fulfil Décima dream". UEFA. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 

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