Jackson (footballer born 1988)

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Jackson
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Personal information
Full name Jackson Henrique Gonçalves Pereira
Date of birth (1988-06-03) June 3, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Franca, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender, winger
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 11
Youth career
2002 Internacional-SP
2002–2004 Rio Branco-SP
2005–2006 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 São Paulo 1 (0)
2008 Uberaba (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Mogi Mirim (loan) 14 (0)
2009 São Caetano (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Botafogo-SP (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 FC Dallas (loan) 40 (4)
2012–2013 FC Dallas 51 (7)
2012 Cruzeiro (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Toronto FC 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 3, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jackson Henrique Gonçalves Pereira, commonly known as Jackson (born June 3, 1988), is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Toronto FC of Major League Soccer. He is known for his physical prowess and utility player abilities.

Career[edit]

Jackson made his professional debut for São Paulo against Fluminense in a 1-1 draw at the Maracanã in the Campeonato Brasileiro on October 13, 2007. He was then taken off at half-time and replaced by Fernando.[1] He also made his Copa Sudamericana debut for São Paulo in 0-1 home defeat to Millonarios on October 10, 2007.[2]

On August 13, 2010, FC Dallas of Major League Soccer signed Jackson on loan from Brazilian first division side São Paulo FC. He made his debut for his new club the following day, coming on in the 82nd minute for Brek Shea against D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.[3] He started in the MLS Cup 2010 loss to Colorado Rapids, playing 34 minutes. Jackson was also named to the MLS Team of Week 15 and 16 in the 2011 MLS season for his play against Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew.[4][5] Jackson was loaned for one year by FC Dallas to Cruzeiro on January 18, 2012.[6] On April 13, 2012, FC Dallas recalled Jackson from Cruzeiro, cutting short the loan deal due to injuries in the FC Dallas midfield.[7]

On December 9, 2013, Jackson was traded to Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money and a conditional second-round draft pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[8]

Honours[edit]

  • Campeonato Paulista Sub-17: 2005
  • Campeonato Paulista Sub-20: 2006
  • Taça Belo Horizonte: 2006
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20: 2006
  • Brazilian League: 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fluminense 1-1 São Paulo Campeonato Brasileirão 2007 Jornada 31". zerozero.pt. October 13, 2007. Retrieved January 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Copa Sudamericana debut". sportsya.com. October 10, 2007. Retrieved January 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Match Recap: FC Dallas 3, DC United, 1". fcdallas.com. August 14, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Team of the Week: Week 15". MLSsoccer.com. June 28, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Team of the Week: Week 16". MLSsoccer.com. July 6, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "loans Jackson to Brazilian first division side Cruzeiro". FC Dallas. January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ EJ Holland (April 13, 2012). "Injuries force Dallas to recall Jackson from Cruzeiro". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "TFC Acquires Jackson From FC Dallas". TorontoFC.ca. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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