Player Details

Name

Sebastián Driussi

Pronunciation

Se-bas-ti-AHN dree-OO-see

Height

5' 10"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

2.9.1996 (28)

Birthplace

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Both

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

Designated Player, Designated Player
Career Summary

Sebastián Driussi joined Austin FC as a Designated Player in the summer of 2021 and has since established himself as one of the top players in Major League Soccer. Driussi is the Club's all-time leading scorer and finished as the team's top scorer in both 2022 and 2023. As of the end of the 2023 season, he has 41 goals and 17 assists in 82 MLS regular season and playoff matches for the Verde & Black.

His 22 goals and 29 goal contributions during the 2022 regular season ranked second and third most in the league, respectively. He added three (3) goals in three (3) MLS Cup Playoff matches, leading the Verde & Black to the Western Conference Final. Prior to the start of the 2023 season, Driussi signed a multi-year contract extension with Austin, keeping him in the Texas capital through 2025 with an additional option for 2026.

The Argentine collected several accolades for his performance in 2022. Driussi finished second in Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player voting, was voted to the MLS Best XI and the MLS All-Star Team, was named MLS Player of the Month twice and to the MLS Team of the Week 11 times. Austin FC’s goals-per-game average has more than doubled since Driussi’s Club debut.

Before joining Austin, Driussi began his professional career in 2013 as a 17-year-old with River Plate in his native Argentina. Driussi scored 31 goals in four (4) seasons with River Plate and moved to Zenit St. Petersburg of the Russian Premier League in 2017. With Zenit, Driussi scored 25 goals in 119 appearances, helping the team win three (3) consecutive domestic league titles and qualify for the UEFA Champions League for three (3) consecutive seasons from 2019-2021.