Gabriel Fernando de Jesus was born on 3rd April in 1997 in Sa Paulo Brazil by Vera Lucia Jesus (mother) and Diniz Jesus his father.Gabriel Jesus was born In a family of four siblings which included 3 boys and a girl.Indeed, being the last child in the house comes with alot of advantages but for Gabriel Jesus was a very quite different story.His mum Vera Lucia Jesus intastlled discipline to him and also allowed the young boy to hustle for himself in the streets of Sao Paulo.Like so many footballers like Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford who were raised by their families, it was a different story for Gabriel Jesus who was raised in the streets.Jesus made street football his calling as he played for Brazilain Samba boys in the streets at the young age of 5.Those days, Gabriel Jesus used to play in the midfield position and was not an attacker as per now.Just like Oxalade Chamberlin, at his early age Jesus was known for his speed and it was back in 2002 when he changed his playing position due to the influence of his idol Ronaldo Luis Nazario De Lima.This turning point also lead him in being serious in football and he joined an academy as portrayed below.
After appearing to number of youth teams, Gabriel Jesus started being noticed when he notched 29 goals for Paulista Associacao In a local under 15 tournament.Below here is his ID card for the club.
More progress was granted which lead him to moving to Palmeiras youth football club.At just 15 years of age, Jesus had a agent who organized a trial at palmeiras one of the most traditional teams in Brazilian history.Just a year later, there was already romours by the fans for him to step up to the senior side. This is because he was so good at his tender age.At that time, Palmeiras were on the verge of being relageted and Jesus helped them remain in the league and later on helped them win the league by his own.He went on to establish himself as one of the best players to play for the club and earn himself a bigger move to European football when he was signed by Manchester City 5 years ago.
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