Christian Eduardo Giménez

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Christian Giménez
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Giménez playing for Marseille
Personal information
Full name Christian Eduardo Giménez
Date of birth (1974-11-13) 13 November 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 San Miguel 83 (26)
1995–1997 Boca Juniors 10 (3)
1996–1997 Nueva Chicago (loan) 24 (20)
1997–2001 Lugano 95 (55)
2001–2005 FC Basel 123 (93)
2005–2006 Marseille 21 (1)
2006–2007 Hertha BSC 28 (12)
2007–2008 Toluca 30 (9)
2009 Skoda Xanthi 0 (0)
2009 Locarno (loan) 10 (7)
2010 Chacarita Juniors 0 (0)
Total 424 (226)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christian Eduardo Giménez (born 13 November 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a striker.


Giménez started his career as a 17-year-old in the Argentine lower leagues, playing for Club Atlético San Miguel. In 1995, he was signed by the Boca Juniors, but he only played for them for one season before being loaned out to fellow Argentine team Nueva Chicago.

In 1997, Boca Juniors sold Giménez to Swiss team AC Lugano, in 2001 he was sold to fellow Swiss outfit FC Basel. Giménez made his debut for Basel on 18 July 2001 in the 3–3 draw with St. Gallen and his first goal for the club followed during the 3–1 home win against the Young Boys on 11 August. Giménez was to end the season as the top scorer in the Swiss league. It was with Basel that he had the most success, winning several titles and awards: Swiss Super League titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and Swiss Cups in 2002 and 2003. In 2001, 2002 and 2005 he was also the top scorer in the division.

In 2005, he moved to Olympique de Marseille, and after a difficult year he signed a one-year loan agreement with German Bundesliga club Hertha BSC, on 4 August 2006. He was transferred to Hertha BSC on 27 May 2007, the agreement was revealed in April. He signed a three-year contract, which ran until 2009, but he was sold two years early.

In 2007, he was signed by Club Toluca for a three-year contract, but his contract was discontinued early at the end of Clausura 2008 due to his poor performance.

In 2008, Giménez signed at Xanthi,[1] before departing to play on loan by FC Locarno,[2] the loan was announced on 16 February 2009 and turned back in summer 2009.

On 4 January 2010, he left Skoda Xanthi and signed for Chacarita Juniors. Giménez was released by Chacarita Juniors after the end of the 2009–10 season.


FC Basel
  • Swiss League top goalscorer (3): 2001, 2002, 2005


  1. ^ "Skoda Xanthi signed Gimenez". 19 January 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Locarno verliert - und verpflichtet Gimenez" (in German). 15 February 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 

External links

  • Statistics at Guardian Stats Centre
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