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Giovanni Savarese is a former Venezuelan football (soccer) player of Italian descent who is best known for his stay with New York/New Jersey MetroStars of Major League Soccer.
Savarese spent three seasons with the MetroStars, scoring a then-team record 41 goals and 94 points in league play and 44 goals, also a record, and 101 points in all competitions. Giovanni Savarese holds the record with the most goals in Metrostars history with 44 goals. He became a huge fan favorite, despite coming off the bench for long stretches of time. He was traded to the New England Revolution amid large fan outcry before the 1999 season and scored 10 goals for the Revs that year. He left MLS to sign for Italian club Perugia in 2000, but never played for the Serie A team as they loaned him out to Serie C1 club Viterbese.
Gio returned to MLS later in 2000, signing with the San Jose Earthquakes in mid-season but went scoreless with them in four games. Savarese then departed for Europe once again, this time signing with Welsh club Swansea City of England's Football League Second Division. He would go on to score 13 goals for the Swans in all competitions.
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