Player Details


Francisco Ginella




161 lbs

Date of Birth

1.21.1999 (23)


Montevideo, Uruguay



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Status

Loaned Out
Career Summary


Acquired on December 16, 2019 using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).


2020 (Los Angeles Football Club):  

  • Appeared in 22 matches with 14 starts, tallying a goal and four assists in 1,159 minutes played. 
  • One of two players to appear in every game during the regular season. 
  • Made LAFC debut during 2-0 loss at León on February 8 in the Concacaf Champions League. 

2018-19 (Montevideo Wanderers, Uruguayan Primera División):  

  • Started 12 of 12 appearances in the Uruguayan Primera División tallying a total of 923 minutes played.  
  • Made nine starts of 11 appearances in the Torneo Apertura, registering 767 minutes played.  

2017-18 (Montevideo Wanderers, Uruguayan Primera División):  

  • Made eight starts and appearances during the Torneo Intermedio and tallied one goal and an assist in 626 minutes played.  
  • Made his professional debut at the age of 17 on April 15, 2018 in the 3-2 victory over Racing Club.  


  • Has made 22 appearances across all competitions for the U-23 and U-20 teams.   
  • Made three appearances in the 2020 U-23 Olympic Qualifiers.  
  • Made three starts and appearances and tallied one goal in the 3-1 victory over Norway during the 2019 U-20 World Cup, alongside fellow LAFC player Brian Rodriguez.   


  • While playing with Montevideo, continued taking college classes in Business Administration. 
  • Credits his close-knit family with encouraging him to continue his education.   
  • Older brother also played in the youth system for Montevideo. His brother is now an engineer in Uruguay.  
  • First played internationally for Uruguay with the U-15 team 
  • Played for the Montevideo Wanderers youth club.   
  • Nicknamed “Pancho”.   
  • Follow Francisco on Instagram @Panchoginella
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