Gerónimo Rulli, 31
Football Player
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  • Birthday
    May 20, 1992
  • Birthplace
    La Plata, Argentina.
  • Age
    31 Years

Gerónimo Rulli is a Prominent Argentine footballer. Gerónimo Rulli plays as a goalkeeper for Eredivisie club Ajax and the Argentina national team.

Early Life

Gerónimo Rulli was born on May 20, 1992, in La Plata, Argentina. Likewise, his age is 30 years old, and his birth sign is Taurus. As for his family background not much is known except for their names. His father’s name is  Omar Rulli, and his mother’s name is Adriana Garcia. However, we don’t know if he has siblings or not.

Professional Life

Reflecting upon Gerónimo Rulli’s professional life he is a prominent Argentine footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Eredivisie club Ajaz and the Argentina national team. He graduated from the local Estudiantes’ youth setup and was promoted to the first-team squad in 2012.

Hence, he was initially assigned as a backup to Justo Villar and Agustín Silva. Similarly, on April 8, 2013, he played his first match as a professional after profiting from Villar’s departure to Nacional and Silva’s injury. Likewise, he appeared in further 11 matches during the campaign and established a record of 588 minutes without suffering a goal.

On July 24, 2014, he was loaned to La Liga’s Real Sociedad for one year from Deportivo Maldonado. Likewise, on August 28, he made his debut for the club against Krasnodar in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. Similarly, on January 4, 2014, he made several important saves which granted the  Txuri-urdin to win against Barcelona.

His loan was extended for a further year on July 4, 2015. On July 19, 2016, he was signed by Premier League side Manchester City for £4 million. However, shortly afterward he was loaned back to Real Sociedad, before moving permanently in January 2017. He joined Ligue 1 club Montpellier on August 14, 2019, on a season-long loan with the option to make the transfer permanent.

Gerónimo RulliGerónimo Rulli is in action, another day with another great save. (Source: Instagram)


Moreover, on September 4, 2020, he agreed to a four-year deal with Villareal after his loan ended with Montpellier. During the first season, manager Unai Emery preferred to play Sergio Asenjo in goal in the league, and Rulli in the Europa League. He was chosen to prepare for the European semi-final against Arsenal. Likewise, on April 21, he made his league debut against Deportive Alaves.

On May 26, 2021,  he scored the winning penalty kick against Manchester United in the final of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League. Similarly, in the second leg of the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, Villarreal played against Liverpool. During the second half, he made goalkeeping errors and conceded three goals, which his team eventually lost 3–2 in the Estadio de la Cerámica, and was knocked out of the competition. Likewise, on January 6, 2023, Eredivisie’s side Ajax announced they had agreed on the transfer of Rulli with Villareal, signing him on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

International Career

Gerónimo Rulli has represented his nation in many international matches. On March 20, 2015, he was called up to the Argentina national team for a match against El Salvador and Ecuador. However, he did not play in either fixture. Likewise, in 2016, he was included in the preliminary squad for Copa America Centenario but eventually was excluded. Similarly, he was chosen as the overage player for the Argentina under-23 squad at the 2016 Olympic tournament in Brazil. In May 2017, he was consistently called up to Argentina’s senior squad, however, he did not play.

Furthermore, on September 8, 208, he made his first team debut against Guatemala, in a friendly win in Los Angeles. However, he remained as an unused substitute as Argentina on June 1, 2022, against reigning European Champions Italy at Wembley Stadium in the 2022 Finalissima. Likewise, he made Argentina’s final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar by Scaloni. However, he did not play a single minute in the whole tournament, as Argentina won the World Cup by defeating France in a penalty shoot-out to win the final.

Personal Life

Gerónimo Rulli is married to Rocio Esposito Suarez. They started dating in their early 20s and now they are married and also parents. Likewise, they announced their first child’s pregnancy publicly in 2021 and named their son Luca.

Social Media & Net Worth

Gerónimo Rulli is active on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Likewise, he is active as @gerorulli on Instagram and has around 719k followers. Similarly, on Twitter, he is active as @gerorulli and has 221.8K followers. Also, on Facebook, he is active as @Gero Rulli and has 555K followers. Moreover, his net worth is estimated to be around £2 million.

Gerónimo RulliGerónimo Rulli with his family after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Gerónimo Rulli stands tall with a height of 6 feet 2 inches, and he weighs around 80kg.  Likewise, as an athlete, he is physically fit and strong. His eye color is black and his body measurements are 38-30-40.

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