Atlético de Madrid this Sunday brings to a close a season in which, once again, they have secured their presence in the next edition of the Champions League, although this is the first time they have achieved it with two 'Simeones' on their squad. European objective assured with Cholo completing a decade on the rojiblanco bench and with his son Giuliano appearing in several of the calls throughout the course. The youngest of the three sons of the coach, 19 years old, began the campaign with the subsidiary, in which he ended up being key with his goals for the celebration of promotion to Second RFEF, and managed to debut with the mattress first team enjoying four minutes against Granada at the Metropolitano stadium.
April 20, 2022 is already an indelible date for Giuliano Simeone, a striker who resigned from River Plate to play for Atlético de Madrid. That day he debuted against Granada in the elite of Spanish football, a prize for his great season in the subsidiary, in which he has scored 25 goals. A figure that has allowed him to equal the record for goals scored by an Atlético B player in one season, the same goals scored by Marcos Sequeiros in the 1998-99 league.
Giuliano, in addition to those 25 goals, has distributed nine assists in the 2,801 minutes he has played with Atlético B, thus averaging a goal or an assist every 82 minutes. Some data that have made him an essential player for the mattress subsidiary, which has been proclaimed in the league and has risen directly to the Second RFEF. Although Real Zaragoza tried to sign him in the last winter market, the striker stayed with the rojiblanco second team to help achieve the jump in category.
Of the three Simeone brothers, Giuliano is the only one who entered the Atlético de Madrid youth academy, a club he arrived at in 2019, in a youth stage, after leaving the lower categories of River Plate. Giovanni, the eldest of Cholo's sons, has been playing in Italy for years and is currently a footballer for Hellas Verano. Gianluca, for his part, has settled in Balearic football and after serving in UD Ibiza and Sant Rafel, he now belongs to CD Ibiza Islas Pitiusas.