Santiago Giménez

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Santiago Giménez
Personal information
Full name Santiago Tomás Giménez
Date of birth (2001-04-18) 18 April 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 29
Youth career
2014–2019 Cruz Azul
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2022 Cruz Azul 88 (20)
2022– Feyenoord 12 (2)
National team
2016 Mexico U16 3 (0)
2021– Mexico 9 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13 November 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 September 2022

Santiago Tomás Giménez (born 18 April 2001) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for Eredivisie club Feyenoord and the Mexico national team.

Club career[edit]

Cruz Azul[edit]

On 30 August 2017, Giménez made his professional debut with Cruz Azul in a Copa MX group stage match against Tigres UANL in a 2–1 victory.[1] Two years later, on 28 August 2019, he made his Liga MX debut against Tijuana in a 3–2 loss.[2] He would score his first goal with the club on 2 February 2020, in a league match against Toluca in a 3–3 tie, scoring within the first two minutes of the match.[3]

In August 2021, scoring in 4 separate league matches, was named Player of the Month.[4]

Feyenoord[edit]

On 29 July 2022, Giménez joined Feyenoord on a four-year contract.[5] He scored his first goal for the club on 27 August, scoring the second goal in the club's 4–0 win over FC Emmen while also providing the assist for Jacob Rasmussen to score the club's third goal.[6] On 8 September, he made his UEFA Europa League debut against Italian club Lazio in that season's edition in a group stage match, coming on as a substitute at the 64th minute and scoring twice in the club's 4–2 loss.[7] On 3 November, after coming on as a substitute, scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory against Lazio in the UEFA Europea League group stage, granting them first place in the group and directly qualifying to the round of 16.[8]

International career[edit]

Despite having the option of representing his native birthplace of Argentina, Giménez decided to represent Mexico, stating "I feel more Mexican than Argentine,"[9] having lived in Mexico for the majority of his time since his father moved there. He has been called up by Mexico's U-15, U-18, U-20, and U-23 teams.[10][11] He made 3 appearances with the Mexico U16s at the 2016 International Dream Cup.[12]

In September 2020, he received his first senior national team call up by Gerardo Martino for a training camp.[13] That same month, it was reported that the Argentina national under-20 team coach Fernando Batista was interested in calling him up.[14]

On 27 October 2021, Giménez made his senior debut for Mexico in a friendly match against Ecuador.[15] On 8 December, he scored his first goal for Mexico in a friendly match against Chile that ended at a 2–2 draw.[16]

In October 2022, Giménez was named in Mexico's preliminary 31-man squad for the World Cup, but did not make the final 26.[17]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Christian Giménez, who also played with Cruz Azul.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 November 2022[18][19]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cruz Azul 2017–18 Liga MX 1 0 1 0
2019–20 12 2 2[a] 0 14 2
2020–21 36 6 5[a] 0 2[b] 0 43 6
2021–22 35 7 6[a] 0 1[c] 1 42 8
2022–23 5 5 5 5
Total 88 20 1 0 13 0 3 1 105 21
Feyenoord 2022–23 Eredivisie 12 2 0 0 6[d] 4 18 6
Career total 100 22 1 0 19 4 3 1 123 27
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in CONCACAF Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in Campeón de Campeones, appearance in Campeones Cup
  3. ^ Appearance in Supercopa de la Liga MX
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 27 September 2022[20]
Mexico
Year Apps Goals
2021 2 1
2022 7 1
Total 9 2
Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 December 2021 Q2 Stadium, Austin, United States  Chile 1–0 2–2 Friendly
2. 28 May 2022 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States  Nigeria 1–0 2–1

Honours[edit]

Cruz Azul

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cruz Azul: Santiago Giménez, el hijo del Chaco, debuta en un juego oficial". MARCA Claro México. 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Debut de Santiago Giménez ⋆ Cruz Azul Fútbol Club". 29 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Ante Toluca, primer gol de Santiago Giménez en Primera División". Univision.
  4. ^ "Cruz Azul: Santiago Giménez es elegido como el jugador del mes de agosto en la Liga MX".
  5. ^ "Feyenoord contracteert centrumspits Santiago Gimenez" (in Dutch). Feyenoord. 29 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Feyenoord in debuutgoalgala langs FC Emmen" (in Dutch). 27 August 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Santiago Giménez se luce con doblete en Europa League, pero no evita la derrota del Feyenoord".
  8. ^ "Santi Giménez rompió sequía de dos meses con gol a la Lazio".
  9. ^ "Hoy me siento más mexicano que argentino: Santiago Giménez". Medio Tiempo. 27 September 2020.
  10. ^ Ibancovichi Muñoz, Andrea (18 May 2020). "Santiago Giménez respondió en que Selección Nacional jugaría". Nación Deportes.
  11. ^ "J.J. Macías y Santiago Giménez, convocados con la Selección Mexicana Sub-23". ESPN Deportes. 1 October 2020.
  12. ^ "U-16 International Dream Cup 2016 JAPAN Presented by JFA". JFA|Japan Football Association.
  13. ^ "Santi rompió con la ausencia de 10 años de delanteros de Cruz Azul en la Selección". Medio Tiempo. 16 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Argentina reconoce contacto con Santiago Giménez: "haremos lo posible para que esté con la Albiceleste"". ESPN Deportes. 22 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Santiago Giménez será parte del tridente de lujo en el juego contra Ecuador". mediotiempo.com. 27 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Santiago Giménez y el gol que soñaba desde niño". espn.com.mx. 8 December 2021.
  17. ^ Gálvez, Pedro (14 November 2022). "Oficial: Los 5 sacrificados de la Selección Mexicana para Qatar 2022". Tvazteca.com (in Spanish).
  18. ^ Santiago Giménez at Soccerway. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Statistics". Liga MX. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  20. ^ Santiago Giménez at National-Football-Teams.com
  21. ^ "FIFA 22 reconoció a Santiago Giménez como uno de los mejores jugadores".

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