Giovanni Simeone

Squad No. 9
Date of Birth July 5, 1995
Age 27
Height 181cm
Position Forward
Birthplace Madrid
Previous Clubs Fiorentina

Giovanni Pablo Simeone Baldini is a footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Cagliari and the Argentina national team. He is the eldest among three sons of former footballer and current Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone.

River Plate
After progressing through the youth ranks, Simeone signed a three-year professional deal with the club in November 2011. In July 2013 he was called up by the main squad for the pre-season, Simeone made his league debut on 4 August 2013, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Gimnasia La Plata. Later that month he renewed his contract, signing until 2016. Simeone scored his first professional goal on 8 September, netting the second of a 3–0 home win against Tigre.

Loan to Banfield
On 6 July 2015, Simeone joined fellow Argentine Primera División side Banfield on a season-long loan deal. On 12 July 2015, he scored the match-winning goal on his debut in a 1–0 victory against Quilmes.

On 18 August 2016, Simeone signed for Italian club Genoa for €3 million. He scored his first goal, on his first start for the club in a 1–1 draw with Pescara on 25 September 2016. On 27 November, Simeone netted a brace in Genoa 3–1 win over Serie A leaders, Juventus.

Among speculation of Atlético Madrid’s interest in signing the young player to be coached by his father Diego Simeone, Giovanni signed with Serie A club Fiorentina on August 16, 2017 for an undisclosed fee. On April 29, 2018, Simeone completed his first hat-trick in Serie A in Fiorentina’s 3–0 win against Napoli.

On 30 August 2019, Simeone joined Cagliari Calcio on a year-long loan deal from Fiorentina, which includes an obligatory purchase clause at the end of the period.

On 25 November 2020 he tested positive for COVID-19.