José María Giménez de Vargas commonly known as Jose Gimenez is a Uruguayan professional footballer. Gimenez plays for the Uruguayan national team and Atlético Madrid. Gimenez plays as a center defender for both of the teams. He is known for his tactical abilities, physicality, aerial presence and passing.
Gimenez is a very important player for Atletico Madrid. He is the life line of their defense. Gimenez helped Atletico win many matches from time to time. He also won many trophies with the club too. He won two UEFA Europa League, one La Liga title and some UEFA Super Cup.
Gimenez is a key player for the Uruguayan national team too. He represented his nation in many major tournaments such as: in two FIFA World Cups and in four Copa America competitions. Gimenez became a part and parcel for the Uruguayan team.
Gimenez gained a lot of popularity as well as wealth over the years. The net worth of Gimenez in 2021 is approximately USD 34.7 million.
Gimenez started his senior career back in 2012 with the Uruguayan club called Danubio. He stayed with the club for only one season. He was paid USD 180K for that season.
Gimenez joined Atletico Madrid back in 2013 and has been playing for the club ever since. He was paid USD 850K annually for the first two seasons. Later he signed a one year contract extension with the club and got USD 2.6 million in the year 2016.
In mid-2017, Jimenez signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid and this was a two year deal. This time he was paid USD 3.6 million for each season till mid-2019. Later he was offered a new deal from the club and he signed it. This time the deal was extended for only one year and he pocketed USD 4.4 million in the 2019-20 season.
In June-2020, Jimenez penned a three year deal with Atletico Madrid. According to that deal he started receiving USD 6.6 million annually. This deal is valid till present date.