Giovanni Simeone also known as El Cholito, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Fiorentina and the Argentina national football team. He is the son of former footballer and current Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone. His debut season with Genoa was a success as he scored 12 goals in 35 matches. Then, he moved to Fiorentina and continued delivering great performances.

Birth Name

Giovanni Pablo Simeone Baldini

Nickname

Gio, El Cholito

Profession

Professional Soccer Player

Position

Striker

Shirt Number

  • 35, 24, 9, 29, 18 – Club Atlético River Plate
  • 11 – Club Atlético Banfield
  • 9 – Genoa AFC
  • 9 – ACF Fiorentina
  • 19 – Argentina National Team

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Giovanni Simeone was born on July 05, 1995 in Madrid, Spain.

Age

He is currently 23 years old.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Nationality

Argentinian

Ethnicity

Hispanic

He has Argentine ancestry.

Education

Giovanni Simeone polished his soccer skills at the youth academy of Argentine soccer giants, River Plate.

Family Details

  • Father – Diego Simeone (Professional Soccer Player)
  • Mother – Carolina Baldini
  • Siblings – Gianluca Simeone (Younger Brother), Giuliano Simeone (Younger Brother)

Manager

Giovanni Simeone is represented by Leo Rodriguez.

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Giovanni Simeone dated –

  • Elisabetta Galimi (2017) – In February 2017, it was revealed that Giovanni was going out with actress and model, Elisabetta Galimi. They were reportedly pictured having a romantic dinner in Genoa. However, by the following month, it was revealed that they had separated. It was reported that their age difference, with Galimi being 31 years old and Gio being 21 years old, was one of the causes behind their separation.

  • Giulia Coppini – As per his Instagram feed, Simeone is in a relationship with the Italian beauty, Giulia Coppini. They often flaunt their relationship and love on their respective social media accounts.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 181 cm
  • In meters – 1.81 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 68 kg
  • In Pounds – 150 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being the son of the former Argentine soccer player and manager, Diego Simeone. His tremendous success with the Spanish club, Atlético Madrid. His promising performances as the striker for the Italian clubs – Genoa and Fiorentina.

Soccer Match Debut

In August 2013, he made his professional debut with River Plate in an away match against Gimnasia La Plata. The match ended in a 1-0 loss for his team. In September 2016, Simeone made his first appearance for Genoa in an away match against Sassuolo. He came in as a substitute late in the 2nd half. In August 2017, he made his professional debut for Fiorentina in an away match against Inter Milan. He was sent in late in the 2nd half of his side’s 3-0 loss. In September 2018, Gio made his first international appearance in a friendly match against Guatemala. He managed to score in his debut match which ended in a 3-0 win.

Television Debut

In August 2013, Giovanni Simeone made his first TV show appearance on the family reality show, Un sol para los chicos.

Brand Endorsements

Giovanni Simeone has a personal endorsement deal with Nike. So, he is required to wear their footwear for his professional matches. He also uses his social media activity to promote Nike products. He also has a sponsorship deal with Sobe Sport.

Distinctive Features

Defined and strong jawline

Giovanni Simeone Favorite

  • Favorite Role Model – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Favorite Passions – Fishing, Reading, Meditating
  • Favorite Music Genre – Zen, Jazz
  • Favorite Band – Coldplay

Giovanni Simeone Net worth

Giovanni Simeone’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $15 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Giovanni Simeone

  • In 2008, he joined the youth setup of River Plate, where his father Diego Simeone was already working as the head coach of the senior team.
  • In November 2011, he signed his first professional contract with River Plate. He was offered a 3-year deal by the Argentine club. He signed a contract extension with the club in August 2013 to extend his contract till 2016.
  • In September 2013, he scored his first professional goal in his side’s 3-0 win over Tigre.
  • Banfield decided to sign Simeone on a season-long loan deal from River Plate in 2015. He started with a bang by scoring on his debut and managed to score 7 goals in 18 appearances.
  • In 2015, he helped Argentina under-20 team win the South American Youth Football Championship. He finished as the top scorer in the tournament.
  • River Plate decided to sell him to the Italian club, Genoa, in August 2016. It was revealed that Genoa had decided to pay River Plate €3 million for Simeone’s services.
  • In September 2016, he scored his first professional goal for Genoa in his first league start for the club against Pescara.
  • In the summer of 2017, it was reported that Atlético Madrid was considering signing Giovanni and unite him with his father, who had signed a contract extension with the club.
  • In April 2018, he scored his first Serie A hattrick in a match against Napoli. The match ended in a 3-0 win and was considered one of the key results that prevented Napoli from winning the league.
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