José María Giménez

Squad No. 2
Date of Birth January 20, 1995
Age 27
Height 185cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Toledo
Previous Clubs Danubio FC

José María Giménez de Vargas (born 20 January 1995) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Uruguay national team.

After starting out his professional career with his Danubio FC, Giménez moved to Spain, signing for Atlético Madrid ahead of the 2013–14 season.A solid, powerful and fast moving defender, Giménez settled quickly with the club, winning four major titles with the latter, including the La Liga title in his debut season.

At international level, Giménez made his Uruguay debut in 2013, and has since represented the nation at two FIFA World Cups and three editions of the Copa América.

On 25 April 2013, it was confirmed that Giménez had signed for €900,000 with Spanish side Atlético Madrid, and would join the club in the pre-season of the 2013–14 season. On 14 September, Giménez made his Atleti – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 4–2 home win over UD Almería.

Giménez scored his first goal for the club on 6 December 2014, opening a 2–0 win away to Elche CF to move Atlético into second place. He also scored a header against their biggest rival Real Madrid in Atlético’s 2–0 win in the Copa del Rey in January 2015.

On 20 February 2019, Giménez scored the opener in 2-0 home win against Italian champions Juventus to give Atlético the advantage in the first leg of the Round of 16 fixture in the UEFA Champions League.

Ahead of the 2019–20 season, Giménez was made third captain of the team, behind Koke and Jan Oblak.