Giovanni Savarese

Date of birth14 July 1971
Place of birthCaracas
NationalityVenezuelan
Weight83 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Savarese previously played for Centro Italiano Venezolano, Deportivo Italia, Long Island Roughriders, New York Metro Stars and New England Revolution. Savarese joined Swansea last October after several season playing in the MLS where his career tally of 41 goals made him one of the leading scorers in the brief history of that competition. He got off to a great start netting seven goals in his first nine games and although he seemed to lose his scoring touch later on he hit a hat-trick in the 5-3 defeat at Luton before finishing up as the club's leading scorer with a respectable total of 13 goals. A striker with a high work rate who is always capable of finding space in the box he is also a Venezuelan international and added a further cap during his stay at the Vetch Field when he appeared in the World Cup qualifying tie against Colombia in April.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
San Jose Earthquakes 13 Oct 2000
Swansea City 13 Oct 2000 30 Jun 2001
Millwall 08 Aug 2001 08 Nov 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Swansea City FA Cup
1
2000-01 Swansea City LDV Vans Trophy 3
2
2000-01 Swansea City League Division 2 28
3
12
4
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Oct 2000 Swansea City v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Swansea City v Swindon Town D 0-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Wrexham v Swansea City L 1-0 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Rotherham United v Swansea City L 4-2 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Swansea City v Port Vale L 0-1 League Division 2
31 Oct 2000 Swansea City v Bristol City D 2-2 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Oldham Athletic v Swansea City D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Swansea City v Oxford United L 1-2 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 AFC Bournemouth v Swansea City L 2-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Swansea City D 3-3 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Swansea City v Bristol Rovers D 0-0 League Division 2
23 Dec 2000 Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City L 2-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Swansea City v Walsall W 3-1 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Wigan Athletic v Swansea City L 2-0 League Division 2
09 Jan 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Swansea City W 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
13 Jan 2001 Swansea City v Peterborough United D 2-2 League Division 2
20 Jan 2001 Walsall v Swansea City L 5-1 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Swansea City v Reading W 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
03 Feb 2001 Bristol City v Swansea City L 3-1 League Division 2
11 Feb 2001 Swansea City v Millwall D 0-0 League Division 2
14 Feb 2001 Swansea City v Brentford L 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
17 Feb 2001 Luton Town v Swansea City L 5-3 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Swansea City v Notts County L 0-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Swansea City v Reading L 0-1 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 Bury v Swansea City L 3-0 League Division 2
17 Mar 2001 Swindon Town v Swansea City D 1-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth L 0-3 League Division 2
03 Apr 2001 Colchester United v Swansea City L 3-0 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Bristol Rovers v Swansea City L 1-0 League Division 2
10 Apr 2001 Swansea City v Wycombe Wanderers W 3-1 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Swansea City v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Apr 2001 Port Vale v Swansea City L 1-0 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Oxford United v Swansea City L 3-1 League Division 2
01 May 2001 Swansea City v Brentford W 6-0 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Swansea City v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 Venezuela International Friendly
2
1991-92 Venezuela Olympics 1
2
1995-96 Venezuela FIFA World Cup
1
1996-97 Venezuela FIFA World Cup 6
2
1997-98 Venezuela FIFA World Cup 3
1999-00 Venezuela FIFA World Cup 1
1
1999-00 Venezuela International Friendly 2
1
2000-01 Venezuela FIFA World Cup 4
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Mar 1989 Venezuela v Paraguay L 1-2 International Friendly
30 Mar 1989 Venezuela v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Jan 1992 Paraguay v Venezuela L 1-0 Olympics South America round 1 group A
07 Feb 1992 Colombia v Venezuela L 4-0 Olympics South America round 1 group A
09 Feb 1992 Brazil v Venezuela D 1-1 Olympics South America round 1 group A
02 Jun 1996 Venezuela v Chile D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Jul 1996 Bolivia v Venezuela L 6-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
09 Oct 1996 Venezuela v Argentina L 2-5 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
10 Nov 1996 Peru v Venezuela L 4-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Dec 1996 Venezuela v Colombia L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Jan 1997 Venezuela v Paraguay L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 1997 Venezuela v Bolivia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
06 Jul 1997 Venezuela v Ecuador D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Jul 1997 Argentina v Venezuela L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Aug 1997 Venezuela v Peru L 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
31 May 2000 Venezuela v Panama W 3-1 International Friendly
21 Jun 2000 Panama v Venezuela L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Jun 2000 Venezuela v Bolivia W 4-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
18 Jul 2000 Uruguay v Venezuela L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
25 Jul 2000 Venezuela v Chile L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
16 Aug 2000 Peru v Venezuela L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Oct 2000 Venezuela v Brazil L 0-6 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
24 Apr 2001 Venezuela v Colombia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.