Sebastian Giovinco - Player Profile


Full Name:Sebastian Giovinco
Born:January 26th, 1987 (Turin, Italy)
Height:1.63
Position:Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Signed:January 19th, 2015
First Manager:Greg Vanney
Left Club:January 30th, 2019
Career Stats: 142 appearances, 83 goals
Full Debut: March 7th, 2015 - Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - 3 Toronto FC (MLS - )
First Goal: April 4th, 2015 - Chicago Fire 3 - 2 Toronto FC (MLS - )

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2018  Major League Soccer 36 (2) 17 0.45 7 1 36.8% 21.1% 42.1%
 2017  Major League Soccer 30 (2) 21 0.66 6 0 59.4% 28.1% 12.5%
 2016  Major League Soccer 36 (1) 22 0.59 3 0 48.6% 24.3% 27.0%
 2015  Major League Soccer 34 (1) 23 0.66 5 0 45.7% 11.4% 42.9%
136 (6) 83 0.58

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Oct 28th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Atlanta Utd 4 - 1
 Oct 21st, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. Montreal Impact 0 - 2
 Oct 6th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - 2
 Sep 29th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1
 Sep 19th, 2018 Campeones Cup  (H)  vs. Tigres UANL 1 - 3
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Oct 28th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Atlanta Utd 4 - 1
 Sep 29th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1
 Sep 15th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 5 - 3
 Aug 25th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 1
 Aug 15th, 2018 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 5 - 2

Sebastian began his career in the Juventus youth system where he was touted as a top prospect alongside midfielder Claudio Marchisio. In 2005-06, Giovinco was part of the club’s Campionato Primavera winning side. That same year the club reached the final of the Viareggio Tournament, one of the biggest youth football tournaments in the world.

Giovinco made his professional debut for Juventus while the club was in Serie B on May 12, 2007 against Bologna; where he topped off his debut with an assist in a 3-1 win for Juventus. In July 2007, Giovinco was sent on loan to Italian side, Empoli F.C. With Empoli, he scored his first goal in Serie A on September 30, 2007 in a 3-1 victory over Palermo. At the conclusion of the season Empoli were relegated and Giovinco returned to Juventus, where he would remain for two more seasons (2008-09 and 2009-10).

He scored his first goal for Juventus on December 7, 2008 from a free kick against Lecce in a 2-1 victory. Giovinco was again sent on loan to Italian side, Parma F.C. in August 2010. Parma held an option to purchase 50% of his contract at the end of the loan agreement.

Giovinco’s impressive form for Parma saw him earn his first call to the Italian national team. After his first season at Parma, the club exercised the option to purchase half of his contract; he would remain at Parma for the 2011-12 season. That season Giovinco finished as the club’s leader in goals (15) and assists (11) in Serie A play. In two seasons at Parma, Giovinco made a combined 70 appearances, scoring 23 goals, and added 22 assists. In June 2012, Juventus purchased the 50% of Giovinco’s contract back from Parma, returning him to Turin for the 2012-13 season.

In his first season back at Juventus, Giovinco played a key role in the club’s progression to the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2008-09. Giovinco scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against FC Nordsjaelland during the group stage, which Juventus won 4-0.

To date, Giovinco has earned 23 caps and has scored one goal for the Italian national team. He earned his first cap for Italy on February 9, 2011 in a friendly match against Germany. Giovinco was part of Italy’s second place finish at the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament. He scored his first international goal against Japan in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup; where Italy went on to win the Bronze medal. In addition, Giovinco has represented Italy at every level since U-16. In 2008, Giovinco was named “Player of the Tournament” at the Toulon Tournament, where Italy defeated Chile in the finals. Giovinco also represented Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China and at the 2009 U-21 European Championship.

Seba and Toronto FC could not come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to the 2019 season and eventually he was transferred to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal for an 'undisclosed fee' rumoured to be between $2m and $3m.


  • Position: Midfield
  • Came to TFC: Jan 19th 2015.
  • Came from: Juventus
  • Other Career Clubs: Empoli (loan), Parma (loan)

 Goals Scored
Apr 4th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. Chicago Fire 2 - 3 (20')
Apr 18th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. F.C. Dallas 2 - 3 (83')
Apr 18th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. F.C. Dallas 2 - 3 (89')
May 2nd, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. Philadelphia Union 1 - 0 (34')
May 13th, 2015 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 2 (58')
May 23rd, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Portland Timbers 1 - 0 (5')
Jun 6th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. D.C. United 2 - 1 (34')
Jun 6th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. D.C. United 2 - 1 (83')
Jun 24th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 1 (82') p
Jul 12th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. New York City 4 - 4 (43')
Jul 12th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. New York City 4 - 4 (34') p
Jul 12th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. New York City 4 - 4 (40')
Jul 18th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Philadelphia Union 2 - 1 (32')
Jul 25th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. Columbus Crew 3 - 3 (50')
Aug 5th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 4 - 1 (88')
Aug 5th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 4 - 1 (12') p
Aug 5th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 4 - 1 (56')
Aug 22nd, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 5 - 0 (57')
Sep 19th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Colorado Rapids 3 - 1 (14')
Sep 19th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Colorado Rapids 3 - 1 (18')
Sep 26th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Chicago Fire 3 - 2 (29')
Oct 3rd, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Philadelphia Union 3 - 1 (28')
Oct 14th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. New York Red Bulls 2 - 1 (78')
Mar 6th, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. New York Red Bulls 2 - 0 (82') p
Mar 13th, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. New York City 2 - 2 (76')
Apr 9th, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. New England Revolution 1 - 1 (58')
Apr 16th, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. D.C. United 1 - 0 (1')
Apr 23rd, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. Montreal Impact 2 - 0 (81')
Apr 23rd, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. Montreal Impact 2 - 0 (40') p
May 14th, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 3 - 4 (37')
May 14th, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 3 - 4 (66')
Jun 21st, 2016 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - 0 (43')
Jul 23rd, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. D.C. United 4 - 1 (39')
Jul 23rd, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. D.C. United 4 - 1 (90')
Jul 23rd, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. D.C. United 4 - 1 (21')
Jul 31st, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. Columbus Crew 3 - 0 (24')
Aug 6th, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1 (76') p
Aug 6th, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1 (20')
Aug 6th, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1 (29')
Aug 20th, 2016 MLS  (A)  vs. Philadelphia Union 3 - 1 (18')
Oct 23rd, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. Chicago Fire 3 - 2 (45') p
Oct 26th, 2016 MLS Cup  (H)  vs. Philadelphia Union 3 - 1 (15')
Nov 6th, 2016 MLS Cup  (A)  vs. New York City 5 - 0 (20') p
Nov 6th, 2016 MLS Cup  (A)  vs. New York City 5 - 0 (91')
Nov 6th, 2016 MLS Cup  (A)  vs. New York City 5 - 0 (6')
Apr 8th, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Atlanta Utd 2 - 2 (20')
Apr 21st, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Chicago Fire 3 - 1 (28')
Apr 21st, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Chicago Fire 3 - 1 (82')
May 3rd, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 2 - 1 (9')
May 3rd, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 2 - 1 (38')
May 13th, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Minnesota Utd 3 - 2 (20') p
May 31st, 2017 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Ottawa Fury FC 4 - 0 (85')
Jun 23rd, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 2 - 0 (96')
Jun 27th, 2017 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 2 - 1 (53')
Jun 27th, 2017 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 2 - 1 (95')
Jul 5th, 2017 MLS  (A)  vs. Orlando City 3 - 1 (46')
Jul 5th, 2017 MLS  (A)  vs. Orlando City 3 - 1 (65')
Jul 30th, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. New York City 4 - 0 (67')
Jul 30th, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. New York City 4 - 0 (32')
Aug 19th, 2017 MLS  (A)  vs. Chicago Fire 3 - 1 (90')
Aug 23rd, 2017 MLS  (H)  vs. Philadelphia Union 3 - 0 (10')
Aug 27th, 2017 MLS  (A)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 1 (41')
Aug 27th, 2017 MLS  (A)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 1 (93')
Oct 22nd, 2017 MLS  (A)  vs. Atlanta Utd 2 - 2 (84')
Oct 30th, 2017 MLS Cup  (A)  vs. New York Red Bulls 2 - 1 (72')
Feb 20th, 2018 CONCACAF Cup  (A)  vs. Colorado Rapids 2 - 0 (73')
Mar 13th, 2018 CONCACAF Cup  (A)  vs. Tigres UANL 2 - 3 (73')
Apr 3rd, 2018 CONCACAF Cup  (H)  vs. Club America 3 - 1 (9') p
Apr 25th, 2018 CONCACAF Cup  (A)  vs. CD Guadalajara 2 - 1 (44')
May 4th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Philadelphia Union 3 - 0 (65')
May 12th, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. New England Revolution 2 - 3 (89') p
Jun 2nd, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. Columbus Crew 3 - 3 (57')
Jul 4th, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. Minnesota Utd 3 - 4 (70')
Jul 21st, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. Chicago Fire 2 - 1 (47')
Jul 28th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Chicago Fire 3 - 0 (89')
Aug 4th, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. Atlanta Utd 2 - 2 (45')
Aug 12th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. New York City 2 - 3 (27')
Aug 15th, 2018 Voyageurs Cup  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 5 - 2 (44')
Aug 25th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 1 (7')
Aug 25th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Montreal Impact 3 - 1 (22')
Sep 15th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 5 - 3 (36')
Sep 29th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1 (36')
Oct 28th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Atlanta Utd 4 - 1 (88')

 Hat-Tricks
Jul 12th, 2015 MLS  (A)  vs. New York City 4 - 4 (3 goals)
Aug 5th, 2015 MLS  (H)  vs. Orlando City 4 - 1 (3 goals)
Jul 23rd, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. D.C. United 4 - 1 (3 goals)
Aug 6th, 2016 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1 (3 goals)
Nov 6th, 2016 MLS Cup  (A)  vs. New York City 5 - 0 (3 goals)

Representing Italy

International Caps: 23
International Goals: 1

International Debut:
February 9th, 2011 vs. Germany