Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
#32 | Midfielder
November 13, 2002 (Age: 18)
Sunderland, United Kingdom
6' 1", 165 lbs (1.85 m, 75 kg)
Following in the footsteps of his parents, Claudio and Danielle Reyna, Giovanni started his youth career in Major League Soccer with New York City FC. After three years with the team, he made the move across the Atlantic Ocean to continue his development in Germany with Borussia Dortmund.
After making a huge impression with the youth teams, Giovanni was promoted to BVB's first team and started training with them during the 2020 winter break. On Jan. 18, 2020, he would make his professional debut when he came off the bench in their 5-3 win over Augsburg. The game was also a milestone for the young prodigy as he became the youngest American to play in a Bundesliga game, breaking the record of former Borussia Dortmund player Christian Pulisic.
On Feb. 4, 2020, Giovanni scored his first professional goal in a 3-2 defeat to Werder Bremen in the German Cup. Once again, he set a milestone as he became the youngest player to score a goal in the tournament.
The youngster continued to make headlines when on Feb. 18, 2020, he made his debut in the UEFA Champions League. coming off the bench and providing the game-winning assist in BVB's first-leg win over Paris Saint-Germain. This made him the youngest American to play and record an assist in a Champions League game.
Giovanni has been apart of the United States youth national team set up for several years as he played for the U-15, U-16 and U-17 teams respectively.
While there was speculation that countries such as Argentina, England, and Portugal had interest in inviting Giovanni to play for their respective national teams, he has stated in the press that he only wants to represent the United States.