JESUS: From a Street Painter to a Star Player

Gabriel Fernando de
Jesus was born on the 3rd of April 1997 in Sao Paulo there in Brazil. He’s
commonly known as Gabriel Jesus. He is a Brazilian professional footballer who
plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester City and currently
representing the Brazil national team in Russia.
Gabriel Jesus has
revealed he painted the streets of Brazil before the 2014 World Cup with a
throwback photo posted on his Twitter account @Gabrieljesus33
The Manchester City
star was playing for Palmeiras in Sao Paulo’s under-17 championship, scoring 37
goals in 22 games, when the photos were taken.
They show the
footballer standing bare foot in the road helping with his home state’s
preparations for the major tournament.
Jesus posted a
number of pictures barefooted in his hometown, painting the streets with
friends ahead of the World Cup in 2014.
During his time in
Palmeiras, he once narrated his relationship with his former girlfriend who
while he was still with the lower division club would call his girlfriend on
the phone for a hangout, but she wouldn’t pick nor respond to his text. But
when he got attractions and got signed by his current club, Manchester City,
his so called girlfriend tried reaching him back, but unfortunately Jesus has
moved Bethlehem! Lolzzzz….

No matter how much
you succeed, you never forgot your roots – just ask Gabriel:
Meanwhile, Brazil
legend Zico has predicted the 20-year-old could become one of the greatest
players in the world.
he continues to grow, he has everything to achieve that,”

he told ESPN FC. “He demonstrates
everyday that he’s a great professional, with fantastic quality.
is a player who pursues hard work with competence. He has everything to become
one of the greatest in Brazilian football history.”
Now, that is to
light up our day, 4years looks quite small for such a huge dream to manifest
right? Yes you’re right! But, do you also know that it’s just a second between
life and death?
Keep Dreaming, Keep
The star you’re
reaching for is nearer than ever!


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