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Giovani Dos Santos

2008 - 2012

Chances were again limited for Giovani in 2010-11.

The Mexican international made five appearances, three as substitiute in the Premier League and starts in the League Cup and Champions League.

He joined La Liga side Racing Santander on loan in January for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.

There was a positive end to the campaign for Gio as he scored a wonderful goal in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final as Mexico defeat USA 4-2 in California.

Signed from Barcelona in June, 2008, 'Gio' made an impressive start to his Spurs career during pre-season before an ankle injury early on in the campaign proper halted his progress.

He returned to make a further three First Team appearances - scoring his first goal for the Club in a UEFA Cup tie with Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2009 - before being loaned out to Ipswich Town for the remainder of the 2008-09 campaign.

At Portman Road, Giovani was a hit with Tractor Boys fans as he scored four goals in eight appearances, including a winner against East Anglia rivals Norwich City.

He followed this up by playing a key role in Mexico's success at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in USA, a tournament in which he was named MVP (Most Valuable Player).

Gio returned to the Club ready for the 2009-10 season, but an ankle injury picked up in a Carling Cup game at Preston early on in the campaign restricted him to just three Spurs appearances before he agreed to join Turkish club Galatasaray in January 2010, where he spent the remainder of the season before playing every game for Mexico in the World Cup.

Giovani first shot to prominence as the star of the 2005 FIFA U17 World Championships for Mexico, as well as the 2007 FIFA U20 World Championships.

The son of a former professional footballer, he progressed through the ranks at Barcelona and made 28 senior appearances for the Spanish giants in 2007-08, scoring three goals, before moving to England.

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Giovani Dos Santos
League Appearances
7
League Goals
0
League Cup Appearances
3
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
1
FA Cup Goals
0
European Appearances
4
European Goals
1