Football has been the calling for Gabriel Jesus since he was a kid. Growing up in Jardim Peri, Sao Paulo, when other kids were playing Brazilian Sambo, he drew himself to football.
He became more serious about football after discovering his World Cup Idol, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima.
He then played for different youth teams. When he plundered 29 goals in 15 tournaments for amateur club Anhaguera Associacao, the bigger club got interested in him and he got a chance to move to Palmeira youth team in 2013.
He makes his senior debut at the age of 17 under Palmeira’s senior side in 2015. His performance while he was in Palmeira makes scouts around the world buzz .
In January 2017, he joined Manchester City and helped the club win Premier League for four years and the EFL Cup in 2018, 2020, and 2021.
Scoring 95 in 236 matches during five seasons at Manchester City makes him rise to stardom and in 2022, he signed a deal with Arsenal on a five year contract.
While performing for Palmeira youth team, he scored 7 goals and reached the final of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
This performance makes him get called on to represent Brazil and he makes his international senior debut in September 2016.
Gabriel Jesus also took part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and participated in the Copa America 2019 and 2021.
- Real Name: Gabriel Fernando de Jesus
- Stage Name: Gabriel Jesus
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Little Neymar
- Birthday: April 3, 1997
- Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Height: 175 cm (5’9”)
- Weight: 75 kg (155 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Professional Footballer
- Education: –
- Hobbies: Watching Football
- Position: Striker
Arsenal (2022 – );
Manchester City (2017 – 2022);
Palmeiras (2015 – 2016)
- Parents: Diniz de Jesus (father), Vera Lúcia Jesus
- Siblings: Filipe Jesus (brother), Caique Jesus (brother), Emanuele (sister)
Raiane Lima (2021 – );
Fernanda Queiroz (2020)
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- His mother is the prominent figure for him as his father left the family when he was little, so he grew up only with a mother figure.
- He comes from a religious family and his number 33 in Manchester City is a tribute to Jesus who believed crucified at the age of 33.
- He is the youngest of the four siblings.
- He gives full control of his salary to his mother and only asks for £90,000 in pocket money a week.
- His transfer from Manchester City to Arsenal is worth £45 million.
- He is a huge supporter for the Golden State Warriors and wears the team’s jersey to gym workouts.
- Her mother also took charge in his off field affairs and making rules regardless of his relationship with a woman.
- When he was at junior club Pequeninos do Meio Ambiente, he played football in prison and walked four miles from home to the training ground.
- He has a matching boy overlooking a favela tattoo with Neymar Junior as they were teammates in 2016 Brazil’s Olympic.
- When he was playing for Palmeira youth, there was a petition to unleash him to the senior side since he has much potential.
- His phone goal celebration is to honor his mother who struggled to raise him and his siblings all alone.
- He has been dating Bralizian influencer, Raiane Lima in since 2021, when they were spotted boarding a private jet together.
- In 2022, he welcomed his daughter with Raiane Lima and named the girl Helena.
- In 2020, an intimate picture of him and a woman was found in a Bible that was handed to a charity shop in London, and there’s a similar picture of Diego Costa with the same woman.
- In 2019, he was banned from International football for 2 months after his furious reaction in the final of 2019 Copa America.
- There’s no interview of him stating his ideal type of girlfriend, but he’s been dating a model and influencer.
- His net worth is around $27 million.
“I play to win.”
“I know that I need to keep growing as a player.”
“I am very self-critical and always will be. I think this makes me want to improve, always. But just because I’m self-critical and say what I thought of my performance in a game, it doesn’t mean I will bring myself down, ever.”
“It was playing on the varzea where I learned to be a warrior, to fight for every ball, and then to never give it away.”
“I’m a normal lad. I’ve always been quite humble, and I like simple things.”
“I grew up very quickly because of the difficulties and responsibilities that I have always had.”
“I was lucky because my mother worked extremely hard, and our family always had food to eat.”
“I’m very attached to my family. My mother is hard on me when she has to be, and that makes a huge difference. Their support means I need concentrate only on playing.”
“I’m a normal person, and I like living this way – and always with a smile in my face.”
“My mother gave me a ball, and from then on, there was only football in my life.”
“I can’t put my mind to anything else. I’m not interested in hanging out or partying. For me, it’s all about the pitch: training, playing. But even when I go home, afterwards, it’s football the whole time. I think I’m obsessed!”
“I began playing football on the streets.”
Raised only by his mother in poverty makes him feel the need to grow up quickly because of the responsibility and fortunately, his mother is always by his side to guide him to pursue football.