Born on May 11, 1989, Giovani dos Santos Ramírez turns 31 this Monday, being a footballer of the America, club he came to for the Apertura 2019 after a long walk by Europe and a four-year stage in LA Galaxy from Los Angeles in the Major League Soccer. Already in the mature part of his career as a footballer and heading towards seniority, Gio still looking for his first league title, which throughout his career he has been denied.
THE STORY IN BARCELONA, ITS DEBUT AND ITS SHORT STAY IN THE FIRST TEAM
So much Giovani like his brother Jonathan children still came to The Masia of Barcelona, after having left Monterrey. After his training in the Catalans minor categories, Gio debuted in the first team in July 2006 in front of Aarhus of Denmark, in which the Mexican scored his first goal in a duel that ended 0-3, but then officially debuted until September 2007 in the Spanish league in a duel before him Athletic de Bilbao entering exchange for Thierry Henry.
At that time, too Lionel Messi started to break in, just like Gio and Bojan krkic, so everyone was considered the future of the Barcelona; Only La Pulga could do it in addition to becoming, for many, the best player of all time. According to a report prepared by Opta, Giovani only played 38 games with Barcelona and scored four goals (1 in Champions vs. Stuttgart and a Hat-Trick against Murcia in May 2008, a meeting that was also his last with the Blaugranas
THE PERIPLE FOR EUROPE AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE MLS
Giovani left Barcelona that year and began a journey through Europe, which included the Tottenham, Ipswich Town, Galatasaray, Racing de Santander, Majorca and Villarreal. It was precisely in the Spanish teams where it was better, since both in England and Turkey, it was not successful.
By 2015, Gio he left his whole life in Europe back and came as a brand new reinforcement to LA Galaxy of the MLS, a team where he went from being a figure to one of the least loved due to his low performance. In four years he only scored 28 goals. He left the club at the end of the 2018 season and was inactive for several months until he signed with the America.
MEXICAN TEAM; U-17 CHAMPION, GOLD IN LONDON AND THREE TIMES WORLD CUP
Giovani rose to fame when he was a figure of Tri U17 who won the World Cup in Peru. Already in the Major, he has played the World Cups of South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, in addition to being a Gold Medal in London 2012 and three-time champion of the gold Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
SHORT FILMS AT CLUB LEVEL
While at the level Selection Giovani He has achieved great achievements, he cannot boast the same at club level, since only in his record he has a Spain Supercup, achieved with the Barcelona in 2006 when he was already part of the first team, and a Champion of Champions with America, achieved in 2019, together with the 2019 Apertura Runner-up, after losing the Final to Scratched.