Chicago Fire FC · Gastón Giménez
2021 (CHICAGO FIRE): Was named Man of the Match for his performance over 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss to Inter Miami on Aug. 18 at DRV PNK Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against the Columbus Crew on Aug. 15 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 8 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with New York City FC on Aug. 4 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 1 at Subaru Park ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Toronto FC on July 24 at Soldier Field ... Scored his first MLS career goal in the 2-2 tie with D.C. United on July 21 at Soldier Field ... Played the second 45 minutes of the 5-1 loss to Nashville SC on July 17 at Nissan Stadium ... Returned from National Team duty with Paraguay in the Copa America and came on for Ignacio Aliseda in the 66th minute of the 3-1 win against Orlando City SC on July 7 at Soldier Field ... Started and played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to CF Montréal on May 29 at Soldier Field before joining the Paraguay National Team for CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualifying ... Started and played 45 minutes in the 1-0 loss to D.C. United on May 13 at Audi Field ... Played his fourth straight 90-minute match in the 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on May 8 at Soldier Field ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss against New York Red Bulls on May 1 at Red Bull Arena ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to Atlanta United on April 24 ... Kicked off his second MLS season going the full 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with New England Revolution on April 17 at Soldier Field.
2020 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played 18 games (17 starts) since joining the team shortly after the start of the regular season, logging 1,557 minutes and registered three assists as a midfielder ... Registered 90 minutes in the 4-3 loss to New York City FC on Nov. 8 ... Went 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with Minnesota United on Nov. 4 ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 tie with Nashville SC on Oct. 31 ... Returned from International Duty and played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Oct. 28 ... After completing a one-time FIFA change of association, he was called to the Paraguay National Team for the first two matches of CONMEBOL's 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying tournament ... Recorded 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Oct. 3 ... Had the assist on Fabian Herbers goal against Atlanta United ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win against Atlanta United on Sept. 27, the 4-0 win against the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 23, the 4-1 loss to Orlando City SC and the 2-2 tie against Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 12 ... Was named Heineken Man of the Match for the second time this season against the New England Revolution on Sept. 6 ... Recorded his seventh straight start and played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sept. 2 ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to NYCFC on Aug. 29 ... Earned Heineken Man of the Match honors, logging an assist and two shots on goal in 90 minutes in the Chicago Fire FC's 3-0 win against Columbus Crew SC on Aug. 25 ... Went the full 90 minutes against Columbus Crew SC on Aug. 20 ... Started all three matches for the Chicago Fire at the MLS is Back Tournament, playing every minute of all three matches. He went the full 90 minutes in the team's 2-0 loss to Vancouver Whitcaps FC on July 23 ... Started his second consecutive match and went the full 90 minutes in the Fire's 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on July 19 ... Earned his first start on July 14 with the Chicago Fire in the team's first match of the MLS is Back Tournament against the Seattle Sounders FC, playing the full 90 minutes and notching an assist with a corner kick on Mauricio Pineda's game-winning goal ... Played 27 minutes coming on in the second half of the Chicago Fire's 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on March 7.
How he joined the Club: Acquired as a Designated Player via transfer from Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield on Feb. 22, 2020.
Giménez, 28, comes to Chicago with more than 225 appearances across the last 10 seasons in Argentina. He joins the Fire from Superliga Argentina side Vélez Sarsfield, where he has made 46 appearances across all competitions since the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign. Additionally, at the international level, Giménez has earned one cap for Argentina’s senior team, featuring in a friendly against Mexico on Nov. 17, 2018.
A native of Formosa, Argentina, Giménez originally began his career in Argentina’s second division, signing with Club Almirante Brown ahead of the 2011-12 season. The midfielder spent three seasons with Almirante Brown, making 90 appearances. Giménez then spent one season with Atlético Tucumán in 2014, before transferring to Superliga Argentina club Godoy Cruz in 2015.
Since progressing to the Superliga Argentina, Giménez has played in his home country’s top division for the past six seasons. In three years with Godoy Cruz, he played in 68 matches across all competitions, including seven appearances in the Copa Libertadores in 2017. Following a successful run with Godoy Cruz, he signed with Argentina powerhouse Club Estudiantes de La Plata and made 13 appearances during the 2017-18 campaign, before joining Vélez Sarsfield.
Giménez will occupy an international slot on the Fire’s 2020 roster.