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  2. 2.  Name: Giovani dos Santos  Date of birth: 11 May 1989 (age 24)  Place of birth: Monterrey, Mexico  Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)  Playing positon: Second striker
  3. 3. PERSONAL LIFE  Dos Santos is the son of former Brazilian footballer Geraldo Francisco dos Santos, who played for the Mexican football clubs Club América and Club Leon in the late 1980s.  His mother, Liliana Ramírez, is a Mexican national.  Dos Santos has two brothers and two half-brothers; the older, Éder dos Santos, currently plays for Club América in the Primera División de Mexico as a defensive midfielder and his younger brother, Jonathan dos Santos plays for FC Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga.
  4. 4.  Giovani is a Mexican footballer who currently plays as an second striker for Spanish La liga club Villarreal CF.  He can also play as attacking midfielder.  Dos Santos was a member of the Mexican National U- 17 team that won the 2005 U-17 World Cup.  He made his debut for the Mexico national team in a 1–0 victory over Panama on 9 September 2007.  Dos Santos was also a member of the gold medal winning team at the 2012 London Olympics.
  5. 5. CLUB CAREER  Barcelona Dos Santos joined FC Barcelona's academy of La Masia at the age of eleven and played for Barcelona's Juvenil A category. He helped his team to make a comeback in the league and win the regional title. In 2006, dos Santos was invited on the pre-season tour of Barcelona's senior squad; during a friendly match on 29 July 2006. Dos Santos made his Champions League debut on 20 September 2007 during a 3–0 home win against Olympique Lyonnais.
  6. 6. CLUB CAREER  Tottenham Hotspur On 18 June 2008, dos Santos passed a medical and agreed terms to complete his move to Tottenham Hotspur from Barcelona. Dos Santos scored his first competitive goal for Spurs in the UEFA Cup on 26 February 2009 against Shakhta Donetsk. On 7 January 2012, he scored a goal and completed an assist for a 3–0 win against Cheltenham Town F.C. in the third round of the F.A. Cup.
  7. 7. CLUB CAREER  Galatasaray In January 2010, dos Santos signed for Turkish club Galatasaray on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season. On 31 January, he made his debut coming on as a 58th minute substitute against Denizlispor with victory 2–1. He returned to Tottenham in the summer having failed to score for Galatasaray.
  8. 8. CLUB CAREER  Racing Santander On 31 January 2011, dos Santos joined La Liga side Racing de Santander on loan until the end of the season from Tottenham. He made his debut for his new club on 5 February 2011 as a substitute against Real Zaragoza, drawing the game 1– 1. He scored his first goal as a substitute against Villarreal CF in the 68th minute on 27 February 2011. Dos Santos scored a brace in a 3–2 win league match over Hércules CF.
  9. 9. CLUB CAREER  Mallorca On 31 August 2012, Giovani dos Santos signed a four-year deal with Spanish outfit RCD Mallorca. On 22 October, dos Santos made his debut for Mallorca, playing 60 minutes and assisting both goals in a 3–2 away defeat to Sevilla. Giovani dos Santos played another 60 minutes on 28 October in a 5–0 home defeat to Real Madrid. Giovani scored his first goal against Espanyol on 18 January 2013.
  10. 10. CLUB CAREER  Villarreal On 9 July 2013, dos Santos completed a much speculated move to recently-promoted side Villarreal.
  11. 11. Mexico national team Year Apps Goals 2007 4 0 2008 6 0 2009 12 5 2010 12 2 2011 19 5 2012 6 3 2013 10 0 Total 69 14