Giovanni Reyna Biography – Attacking Midfielder

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Giovanni Reyna Biography

Giovanni Reyna is the second youngest American soccer player in Bundesliga history. Image Source: Giovanni Reyna Instagram.

Giovanni Reyna is a professional soccer player who currently plays for Bundesliga heavyweight Borussia Dortmund and the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. Reyna is one of the top young prospects in world football and has showcased brilliant performances for Dortmund in Europe.

Reyna has been at the top of his game for over two years now, so people are curious to learn more about the midfielder. Likewise, he was included in The Guardian’s ‘Next Generation 2019’ after a stellar performance while climbing through the Dortmund ranks. So, let’s talk more about Giovanni Reyna’s net worth, career, and family in this article.

Both His Parents Were Soccer Players

On November 13, 2002, Giovanni Alejandro Reyna was born to professional soccer players Claudio Reyna and Danielle Egan. Reyna has Portuguese and Argentine descent through his father. Likewise, Giovanni Reyna’s mother is of Irish-American heritage.

The Dortmund player was born in Sunderland, England, but moved to Bedford, New York, with his family when he was just five. Also, Reyna’s grandfather Miguel Reyna came to the US from Argentina in 1968 after playing professional football with Los Andes. He settled in Springfield Township, New Jersey, where Claudio was born in 1973.


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Giovanni’s dad was a good player in his time as he played in the top leagues. He played with Premier League clubs Manchester City and Sunderland, followed by Scottish team Rangers. Likewise, he met Danielle while attending the FIFA  All-Star Game in Hong Kong. They married in July 1997.

Giovanni had three siblings in total. His brother Jack Reyna was born in 1999 but tragically passed away on July 19, 2012, after battling brain cancer. The player’s other two siblings are Joah-Mikel Reyna and Carolina Reyna.

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Giovanni Reyna Net Worth And Career

The American has been involved in soccer from a very young age as both his parents were obsessed with the game. After starting his youth career with Major League Soccer side New York City FC in 2015, Giovanni became a first-team member of Borussia Dortmund. Hence, Giovanni Reyna’s net worth must be massive.

After spending four seasons with New York until 2019, Reyna moved to Germany to play in Dortmund. However, he spent only a year in the youth academy as Giovanni was called up to the first team in 2020. He also became the youngest American (17 years and 66 days) to appear in Bundesliga.

Here are some of Giovanni Reyna’s stats:

Competitions Appearances Goals Assists
Bundesliga 57 6 9
UEFA Champions League 10 2
DFB-Pokal 7 4 1
UEFA Youth League 4 4 1
U-19 Bundesliga West 11 4 7

Table Source: Transfermarkt

Likewise, Reyna scored his first Bundesliga goal aged 17 years and 311 days on September 19, 2020. He broke another record becoming the second-youngest American scorer, only behind Christian Pulisic. In his third league appearance, Giovanni did something more brilliant as he became the youngest American to provide a hat-trick of assists in a top European League.

In December, the youngster was lauded for his remarkable performance as he was voted the US Soccer’s Young Male Player of the Year in 2020. In August next year, Reyna became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to play 50 matches.

According to Salary Sport, Giovanni earns $52,846 (£42,000) per week, which totals $2.7 million (£2.1 million). Dortmund has not released the full details of his contract, but Reyna had signed an extension deal until June 30, 2025. Therefore, he must have amassed a considerable sum with this income and bonuses. Hence, Giovanni Reyna’s net worth is immense.

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Is Giovanni Reyna In A Relationship?

Giovanni has posted a few pictures with his supposed girlfriend, but there has been no official confirmation. It looks like Reyna is in a relationship with Chloe Ortolano. Unfortunately, Giovanni Reyna’s partner has made both her Twitter and Instagram accounts private, so it’s pretty challenging to find details about the two.

Chloe is rumored to be two years older than Gio and currently plays soccer for Providence College as a midfielder. She was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. Giovanni Reyna’s girlfriend has been spotted with him in pictures, once even with his family and friends in July 2021.

Giovanni Reyna's lover
Giovanni Reyna is most likely in a relationship with Chloe Ortolano, however, he has not confirmed the rumors. Image Source: Giovanni Reyna Instagram.

Also, to many folk’s surprises, Giovanni and Chloe made a Tiktok video exchanging their clothes. Some fans started speculating that the alleged duo might be a couple. They have been seen together more than once, so who knows the speculation might be true.

Nevertheless, the pair seems to have a good time together. Let’s hope even through all the losses Reyna has faced, he will live a good life with his family. Hopefully, he can keep winning trophies and accolades.

Trivia And Facts

  • His father named Giovanni after his teammate Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
  • He has 505K followers on Instagram and 6.7K followers on Twitter.
  • Reyna wears jersey number 7 in Dortmund.