Giovani dos Santos

Mexican footballer Giovani dos Santos

Giovani dos Santos Ramírez is a Mexican footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. He can also play as a winger or second striker. Since joining Tottenham, he has had loan spells at Ipswich Town, Galatasaray and Racing de Santander. He previously played for FC Barcelona. Dos Santos was a member of the Mexican National U-17 team that won the 2005 U-17 World Cup held in Peru.
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Birthday
11 May 1989
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Galaxy's Jelle Van Damme, Giovani dos Santos named to MLS all-star team
LATimes - 7 months
Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and defender Jelle Van Damme were selected Tuesday for the MLS All-Star team that will play Spanish superclub Real Madrid on Aug. 2 in Chicago. They were named to the team by Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović, supplementing players chosen for the game in...
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Depleted Galaxy will try to notch a win in tough environment against Earthquakes
LATimes - 8 months
Curt Onalfo was succinct when asked what kind of shape the Galaxy is in for Saturday night’s Cali Clasico, a match against the San Jose Earthquakes that is expected to draw a crowd of at least 50,000 in Stanford Stadium. “We’re depleted,” the first-year coach said. Giovani dos Santos, the Galaxy’s...
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Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos named to Mexico's Confederations Cup roster
LATimes - 9 months
Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos was selected Thursday to Mexico’s 23-man roster for the Confederations Cup tournament in Russia, which kicks off June 17. Also named to the team was Dos Santos’ brother Jonathan, a midfielder for Spanish club Villarreal; forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Mexico’s...
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Galaxy come up big (offensively) in 4-2 victory at San Jose
LATimes - 9 months
Forward Giovani dos Santos scored twice and the Galaxy defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2 in an MLS game Saturday night for their third consecutive victory. The Galaxy trailed 1-0 after forward Chris Wondolowski scored in the 10th minute for his sixth goal this season. Midfielder Joao Pedro...
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Galaxy win second straight, beat Minnesota United, 2-1
LATimes - 9 months
Giovani dos Santos scored and the Los Angeles Galaxy capitalized on Minnesota's own goal to beat expansion United 2-1 on Sunday. Christian Ramirez's own goal, his second in two matches, gave the Galaxy (4-5-2) a 2-1 lead in the 84th minute. Gyasi Zardes drew a free kick and Romain Alessandrini's...
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Galaxy's Dos Santos, Van Damme named to MLS Best XI
LATimes - about 1 year
Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme and midfielder Giovani dos Santos were named to Major League Soccer’s postseason all-star team Monday after a year in which they led the team to the Western Conference semifinals. Van Damme, 33, came to MLS last winter from Belgian team Standard Liege and went on...
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Galaxy come of age behind newly mature Giovani dos Santos
LATimes - over 1 year
When the Galaxy landed midfielder Giovani dos Santos 15 months ago, there was no doubt they were getting a player with uncommon talent. What they weren’t so sure about was his focus and drive. During his short time with Tottenham, Dos Santos reportedly spent more time in the pubs than on the training...
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Former track star Ema Boateng scores two goals to help Galaxy advance in MLS playoffs
LATimes - over 1 year
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena’s busy off-season acquisition spree netted him two World Cup veterans and a former MLS player of the year, a collection he augmented last month by luring Landon Donovan out of retirement to join a team anchored by Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos. The...
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Mexico edge New Zealand 2-1 in football friendly
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Giovani dos Santos returned to international action with a goal for Mexico in their 2-1 friendly victory over New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. Los Angeles Galaxy striker dos Santos, in uniform for Mexico for the first time since July of last year, converted a penalty to open the scoring in the 29th minute. Marco Rojas pulled New Zealand level a minute into the second half, but Marco Fabian grabbed a winner in the 56th for Mexico -- who had beaten New Zealand 9-3 on aggregate in their 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff.
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Zardes, dos Santos lift Galaxy to 2-2 tie with Fire
LATimes - over 1 year
Giovani dos Santos and Gyasi Zardes scored and the Galaxy tied the Chicago Fire, 2-2, on Wednesday night.  Dos Santos tied it in the 69th minute. Sebastian Lletget dumped it to Alan Gordon on the right side of the box. Gordon fed it to dos Santos, who chipped it in high with the outside of his...
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Galaxy's Dos Santos named to all-star team
LATimes - over 1 year
Midfielder Giovani dos Santos is the Galaxy’s lone representative on the 26-player Major League Soccer all-star team, which was announced by the league Sunday. Dos Santos, who leads the Galaxy with seven goals, was selected to the team in a fan vote earlier this month, then confirmed as a member...
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Chad Barrett lifts Quakes to 1-1 draw with Galaxy
LATimes - over 1 year
Chad Barrett headed home Shea Salinas' free kick in the 90th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles Galaxy in the final matchup of the 2016 California Clasico on Saturday night.  Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring for the Galaxy (5-3-8) in the 69th minute, finishing...
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Chad Barrett lifts Quakes to 1-1 draw with Galaxy
LATimes - over 1 year
Chad Barrett headed home Shea Salinas' free kick in the 90th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles Galaxy in the final matchup of the 2016 California Clasico on Saturday night.  Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring for the Galaxy (5-3-8) in the 69th minute, finishing...
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    On 21 July 2016, dos Santos came off of the bench during the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open Cup, scoring within three minutes of coming onto the pitch.
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    In July 2016, he was included in the roster for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game.
  • 2015
    Age 25
    On 15 July 2015, the Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy announced the signing of dos Santos as a Designated Player, in a reported $7 million deal.
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  • 2013
    Age 23
    He finished the 2013–14 season with 11 goals and 8 assists, helping the club finish the season in sixth place.
    On 9 July 2013, dos Santos completed a much speculated move to recently promoted side Villarreal for a reported €6 million.
    Giovani scored his first goal against RCD Espanyol on 18 January 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    It was reported that Giovani had told Tottenham that he wanted a move in the summer of 2012 or else he would leave on a free transfer during the next transfer window.
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  • 2011
    Age 21
    He scored his first goal as a substitute against Villarreal CF in the 68th minute on 27 February 2011.
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    He made his debut for his new club on 5 February 2011 as a substitute against Real Zaragoza, drawing the game 1–1.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    He made his debut on 14 March 2009, coming on as a substitute against Reading.
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    Giovani returned to Tottenham at the start of the 2009–10 season and his first game of the season came against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup, in which he provided an assist.
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    Giovani scored his first competitive goal for Spurs in the UEFA Cup on 26 February 2009 against Shakhtar Donetsk.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    On 18 June 2008, Giovani passed a medical and agreed terms to complete his move to Tottenham Hotspur from Barcelona.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    He made his debut for the Senior national team in a 1–0 victory over Panama on 9 September 2007, and represented El Tri at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
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    Giovani made his Champions League debut on 20 September 2007 during a 3–0 home win against Olympique Lyonnais.
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    He made his competitive and league debut on 2 September 2007 (at 18 years and 114 days) during a 3–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao, coming on for Thierry Henry in the 62nd minute.
    On 29 August 2007, dos Santos received dual nationality and was included in the official first team squad.
    He made his way up the ranks, eventually playing for the senior squad, making his debut in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    On 28 November 2006, Barcelona included dos Santos in their 23-man squad for the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.
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    In 2006, he was invited on the pre-season tour of Barcelona's senior squad; during a friendly match on 29 July 2006, he scored in his senior team debut game against Danish club AGF Aarhus.
  • 2005
    Age 15
    During the 2005 U-17 World Championship, which his team won, dos Santos assisted half of the goals of Mexico during the tournament, a feat that won him the Adidas Silver Ball as the second best player of the tournament, finishing behind only to Brazilian and former Manchester United midfielder Anderson.
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    Giovani was a member of the Mexico under-17 team that won the 2005 U17 World Championship held in Peru.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Born
    Born on May 11, 1989.
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