| Turin, Italy|
| (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 25)|
A.C. Pisa 1909 (Forward)
Giuseppe Giovinco Wikipedia
Giuseppe Giovinco (born 26 September 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a second striker for Lega Pro club Matera Calcio.
Born in Turin, Piedmont, Giuseppe followed the footsteps of his elder brother Sebastian to start his career at Juventus, one of the two largest teams in Piedmont, as well the Italian team with the most Serie A titles. Giuseppe was a player of the under-20 reserve team from 2008 until 2010, where he won the 2010 Torneo di Viareggio with the "bianconeri" playing as an attacking midfielder; Giuseppe was a member of the under-18 team in the 2007–08 season, for the Berretti reserve League. In the summer of 2010, Giuseppe left for Italian fourth division club Carrarese in a co-ownership deal, where he won the promotion playoffs. In June 2011 the deal was renewed; Carrarese also signed another attacking midfielder Luca Belcastro from Juventus during the same transfer window.
Giuseppe made 16 starts and 9 substitute appearances as forward for Carrarese in the 2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In June 2012, Juventus gave up the player's entire rights to Cararese. That window Carrarese also borrowed more players from Turin, such as forward Francesco Margiotta. On 31 August 2012 Juventus also transferred the co-ownership of Belcastro to Carrarese; on the same day Giuseppe left for fellow third division club Viareggio. Before he left the club, Giuseppe played twice for Carrarese in the 2012–13 Coppa Italia, scoring once in the first match, and starting as a winger. Belcastro, Giovinco and Margiotta were the substitutes in the second match.
Giuseppe was Viareggio's joint-top-scorer in the league with 7 goals, along with Simone Magnaghi. Among the whole Group B of the third division, they were joint-16th, along with other players such as Belcastro. Giuseppe also played 4 times (4 goals and two bookings) in the 2012–13 Coppa Italia Lega Pro, in which the team finished as runners-up. He missed the return leg of the cup final due to suspension for his second booking of the tournament in the first leg. The team drew 1–1 with Latina and was defeated on aggregate.
On 5 July 2013 Giuseppe was signed by Serie B newcomers Spezia on a free transfer; he was initially a member of the team during the club's pre-season camp, however, one month later, he joined third division club Pisa in a definitive 2-year contract deal. In January 2015, Giovinco was acquired by Lega Pro side Savona, signing a 2½ year contract with the club. On 16 October he was released. In January 2016 he was signed by Tuttocuoio; the following summer he moved to Catanzaro.
Giovinco is a quick, agile, and diminutive creative forward, with good technique, who is also capable of playing as an attacking midfielder.
Although Giovinco was born in Torino, his father Giovanni is originally from Bisacquino in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, while his mother Elvira is from Catanzaro in Calabria. His brother Sebastian is also a footballer who currently plays for MLS club Toronto FC, also as a second striker; the two brothers grew up together playing in the Juventus Youth Academy.