Giovani dos Santos

dos Santos in 2011, image via sportgraphic /

Birth Name: Giovani dos Santos Ramírez

Place of Birth: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Date of Birth: 11 May, 1989

*African-Brazilian (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Giovani dos Santos is a Mexican professional footballer. A forward, he has played as an attacking midfielder, winger, and secondary striker, for Barcelona B, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town, Galatasaray, Racing Santander, Mallorca, Villarreal, LA Galaxy, and América. He was a member of Mexico’s Olympic Gold Medal-winning team.

His father, Zizinho (born Geraldo Francisco dos Santos), was a Brazilian professional footballer, who played as a midfielder, and was of African-Brazilian descent. His mother, Liliana Ramirez, is Mexican. His brothers are professional footballers Éder dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos.



Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. MGarcia says:

    Giovani’s dad Gerardo is a typical Blackman from Brazil. Giovani’s mom is Mexican. Giovani has a Chemical Relaxer/Texturizer in his hair. As a child he had a kinky Afro slightly less kinky than his dad who also now has a texturizer. His brother, Jonathan has a much more Indigenous Mexican grade of hair than Giovani as does his baby brother Eder. They are all amazing futbol players which they learned from their dad who’s career was spent playing for various Mexican teams. They are fiercely loyal to Mexico and have Never Lived else where.

  2. confused says:

    is it really true gio got 2 halfbrothers? i thought he only had 2 brothers (two real brothers, not half ones) which is jonathan and eder. or are those his 2 halfbrothers ? O_O

  3. hRamonaS says:

    i kno rite, sooo adorable. that hair is the stuff.. and he plays well too…

    PS i luuuv his smile.. esp with the thumbs up.. :)

  4. izzy says:

    why does he have to be soooo sexyyyy!!!!! LOVE YOU!!! i’m totally obsessed with his curls aren’tt they the cutest curls you’ve ever seen!? anyway awesome soccer player ;)

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