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Giovanni Sio

Giovanni Sio
Personal information
Full nameGiovanni-Guy Yann Sio
Date of birth (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birthSaint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubFC Basel
Youth career
1998–2007FC Nantes
Senior career*
2007–2009Real Sociedad B37(0)
2008–2009Real Sociedad2(0)
2009–2010FC Sion II22(21)
2010–2012FC Sion48(17)
2012–2013VfL Wolfsburg10(0)
2012–2013FC Augsburg (loan)6(0)
2013FC Sochaux (loan)13(4)
2013–FC Basel0(0)
National team
2002–2003France U-1614(0)
2004–2005France U-179(0)
2006–2007France U-1815(1)
2013–Côte d'Ivoire2(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2013

Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio (born 31 March 1989 in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for FC Basel.


Sio began his career with FC Nantes[1] and joined in summer 2007 to Real Sociedad B after Nantes released him.[2] He was promoted in summer 2008 to the Segunda División team.[3] Sio signed a two-year deal with an option for a third year.[4]

On 2 September 2009, FC Sion signed the French forward from Real Sociedad.[5]

In January 2012 he joined VfL Wolfsburg for a fee reported as €5,000,000, signing a four-year deal keeping him until 2016.[6] He was sent to FC Augsburg on 10 July 2012 on loan until the end of the 2012–13 campaign.[7] The loan was ended prematurely on 31 January 2013.

On 16 August 2013, Sio joined FC Basel on a four-year contract.[8]

International career

Sio is also former member of the France national youth football team, he represented his country at U-15, U-16 and U-17.[9] Sio was also called up to the Ivory Coast U-20 squad for the 2010 Toulon Tournament.


External links

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