June 4th, 2022

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo (FDS) began his national team career at the u-20. He had a decent return in front of goal for the Argentina u-20 team. Franco Di Santo scored five goals in 25 appearances for his country at u-20 level.

Franco Di Santo played his first game for the u-20s during a friendly game against France and he was able to mark his debut with a goal. The striker was part of the Argentina squad that finished second behind arch rivals Brazil at the 2007 edition of the South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. Brazil won the tournament with a two-point advantage over Franco Di Santo and his Argentina team. Read the rest of this entry »

                                        WHAT HAPPENED TO FRANCO DI SANTO?

March 16th, 2022

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo arrived in the January window of the 2007/08 season with high expectations. At just 18 years old, Di Santo had the likes of Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester United interested in signing him. Chelsea secured him ahead of their Premier League rivals, but success never eventuated.

Before Chelsea

Making his senior debut in the Chilean Primera División with Audax Italiano aged 16, much was expected of Di Santo. In his first season, Di Santo had scored seven goals in 27 appearances, most of which were off the bench. His second season saw him play significantly more minutes, but again he scored seven goals.

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January 25th, 2022

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo has offered to help Werder Bremen in their quest to return to the German Bundesliga ahead of next season. Bremen were demoted from the Bundesliga to Bundesliga II at the end of last season and they are bidding to return to the competition after just one season in the second division as far as club football in Germany is concerned.



Franco Di Santo offered to help Werder Bremen in an interview with Diechstube last month. According to him, he’s ready to play in the second division in the bid to get Bremen back to the top flight. The San Lorenzo striker won’t think twice about re-signing for Bremen if they need him.
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September 27th, 2021


Following the recent achievement of the Argentina national team to win the COPA America title this year, a lot of current and past players of the Argentina national team have expressed their appreciation to captain Lionel Messi for helping the country get a silverware after several attempts in the past that proved fruitless. However, while all of them have expressed satisfaction after the players of the national team achieved the feat, some of their past players have been wishing that they were a part of the squad that clinched the title earlier this year, with some saying it would have meant the world to them had they been a part of the COPA America title-winning squad this year.

One of those players is Franco di Santo. The former Chelsea star, who currently plays for San Lorenzo at the moment, has not featured for Argentina since 2013 and there’s nothing else to blame but his inconsistencies and frequent battle for form and fitness in his career. After completing a £3.4 million move to English Premier League club Chelsea back in the summer transfer window of 2008,he found his way into the Blues first team following a short spell with the club’s reserve team. He was unable to establish himself in the first team at Stamford Bridge and was then allowed to leave the club some months later. Read the rest of this entry »


August 3rd, 2021

Franco Di Santo became a Werder Bremen player shortly after he was released by English team Wigan Athletic. Argentine striker Franco Di Santo joined Werder Bremen on a free transfer on August 14, 2013 and he went on to pen a three-year deal with the German Bundesliga side.



Di Santo made his Werder Bremen debut against Borussia Dortmund nine days after signing for the club. He was a substitute during the game which ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dortmund. He came on as a substitute for Austrian player Marko Arnautovic at the midway point of the second half.
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June 16th, 2021

San Lorenzo striker Franco Di Santo was absent again as his Argentine team finished its 2021 Copa Sudamericana group stage campaign with a big win over Huachipato. Franco Di Santo has now missed the last two games through injury. He was also absent for the 2-0 away victory over 12 de Octubre in the penultimate group match for San Lorenzo in the competition.



Former Wigan Athletic and Werder Bremen player Franco Di Santo didn’t feature for San Lorenzo who ended their Copa Sudamericana campaign with a 3-0 away win over Huachipato in Group A but the win was not enough to overhaul their opponents on the final group standings.
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