Puppy from the base of Palmeiras: check out the numbers of Gabriel Jesus in Europe and some interesting facts

Gabriel Jesus marked an epoch in his passage through Verdão (Photo: Divulgation/Palmeiras)

One of the best strikers revealed by Palmeiras in recent years and the first former Palmeiras player to score for the Brazilian team at home, Gabriel Jesus was missed. Between 2015 and 2016, the period in which he played for the professional team at Verdão, the center forward scored 28 goals and won two titles with the Alviverde shirt: Copa do Brasil (2015) and Campeonato Brasileiro (2016).

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As it couldn’t be different, his excellent performances attracted the eyes of great European teams. But it was the interest of the British Manchester City, coached by Pep Guardiola, that caught Gabriel Jesus’ most attention in moving to the Old Continent. Thus, for the value of 27 million pounds, the Academy’s spawn was sold to the Manchester club in 2016.

Since then, he has amassed several trophies in England. Between the 2016-2017 and 2020-2021 seasons, the former Verdão striker has already won ten titles under Guardiola’s command at Manchester City, with an emphasis on the three-time Premier League championship.

In this period of European football, Gabriel Jesus has already had great moments at an individual level, as well as facing some injury problems that prevented him from playing his best football on some occasions.

In all, in five seasons at Manchester City, the Brazilian forward played in 195 matches, scored 86 goals and contributed 34 assists.

See below the numbers and titles of Gabriel Jesus season by season in English football.

2016-2017 season

Number of games: 11

Goals: 7

Assists: 5

Titles: none

Season 2017-2018

Number of games: 42

Goals: 17 goals

Assists: 5

Titles: Premier League, FA Cup, FA Super Cup and English League Cup

2018-2019 season

Number of games: 47

Goals: 21 goals

Assists: 6

Titles: Premier League and English League Cup

Season 2019-2020

Number of games: 53

Goals: 23 goals

Assists: 14

Titles: FA Super Cup and English League Cup

2020-2021 season

Number of games: 42

Goals: 14 goals

Assists: 4

Titles: Premier League and English League Cup

Juventus wants to count on Brazilian football in the 2021/2022 season

Massimiliano Allegri, new coach of Juventus, does not hide that he wants to have Gabriel Jesus in the new season. That’s because the Italian club, 4th in the Italian Championship last season, seeks to strengthen the attack to return to dominate the football of Old Boot — just as it was in the last decade.

Even with Juventus’s wavering campaign last season, it is worth noting that Gabriel Jesus would arrive to play for the team that is considered the main candidate to win the next edition of the Italian Championship. In the sports odds market, online sports betting sites like Betway, for example, point out that Juventus has a 45.5% chance of winning the national champion trophy for the 2021-2022 season.

According to the Italian website “Calciomercato.it”, in order to count on Brazilian football, Juventus intends to make a proposal for a loan of a season from the English club — with an option to buy at the end. That’s because, at the moment, the Italian club does not have the financial conditions to make large investments.

It’s not the first time Gabriel Jesus has attracted the eyes of a major European club wearing the City shirt. It is noteworthy that last season the brood of the Academy was a target of Barcelona. However, the Spanish team withdrew from the deal, considering that the amounts required in the negotiation were too high.

Gabriel Jesus and his hobbies in free time

While the future of Gabriel Jesus is not decided in European football, he has been enjoying his vacation after the vice-championship of the Copa America with the Brazilian national team. Among the striker’s favorite hobbies are sports that involve some type of competition.

In August of last year, during an interview with Esporte Espetacular, on TV Globo, Gabriel Jesus said that his main hobby is online games. Fan of Counter-Strike game, he revealed in the program that in his spare time he likes to play with teammates, like Casemiro, Arthur and Paquetá.

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Furthermore, the Manchester City forward is also a poker fan. In 2018, he won a custom poker table at his home in England, and in his first home game he won a tournament among friends — at which point he made a point of registering on his Instagram.

Gabriel Jesus is inspiration for young promise of the Verdão

A reference for many of the Academy’s children, Gabriel Jesus is an example to be followed in Brazilian football. And one of the main promises of the Alviverde base, forward Giovani Henrique doesn’t hide that he is inspired by Manchester City’s center forward to be successful with the shirt of Palmeiras.

In March of this year, after making his professional debut against São Caetano, in a duel valid for the Campeonato Paulista, Giovani told reporters at Allianz Parque that Gabriel Jesus is an idol for him.

According to the website specialized in transfers “Transfermarkt”, he is one of the best valued young athletes from Verdão on the market and is valued at 5 million euros.