Santiago Tomás Giménez (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 18 April 2001) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for Eredivisie club Feyenoord. Born in Argentina, he represents the Mexico national team.
Despite having the option of representing Argentina, his country of birth, Giménez decided to represent Mexico after becoming a naturalized Mexican citizen, stating "I feel more Mexican than Argentine," having lived in Mexico for the majority of his time since his father moved there. He has been called up by Mexico's U-15, U-18, U-20, and U-23 teams. He made 3 appearances with the Mexico U16s at the 2016 International Dream Cup.
In September 2020, Giménez received his first senior national team call up by Gerardo Martino for a training camp. That same month, it was reported that the Argentina under-20 coach Fernando Batista was interested in calling him up.
On 27 October 2021, Giménez made his senior debut for Mexico in a friendly match against Ecuador. On 8 December, he scored his first goal for Mexico in a friendly match against Chile that ended at a 2–2 draw.
In October 2022, Giménez was named in Mexico's preliminary 31-man squad for the World Cup, but did not make the final 26.
On 16 July 2023, Giménez scored the only goal in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against Panama.
Santiago is the son of footballer Christian Giménez, who also played with Cruz Azul. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Giménez moved to Mexico at the age of three with his father after he was transferred to Primera División side Veracruz. He is a devout Christian and was baptized in January 2019. Giménez is married to Mexican model Fer Serrano.
24 appearances in the current 2023-2024 Season
23 goals scored in the current 2023-2024 Season
UEFA Champions League Player Of The Match