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Jô playing for CSKA Moscow in 2008
Personal information
Full name João Alves de Assis Silva[1]
Date of birth (1987-03-20) 20 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Atlético Mineiro
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2003 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Corinthians 81 (17)
2005–2008 CSKA Moscow 52 (30)
2008–2011 Manchester City 21 (1)
2009 Everton (loan) 12 (5)
2009–2010 Everton (loan) 15 (0)
2010 Galatasaray (loan) 13 (3)
2011–2012 Internacional 16 (2)
2012– Atlético Mineiro 52 (16)
National team
2008 Brazil U23 7 (3)
2007– Brazil 20 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2014

João Alves de Assis Silva (born 20 March 1987), known as (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒo]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Atlético Mineiro as a striker.

He has previously played for Corinthians, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Everton, Galatasaray and Internacional. Jô made his full international debut for Brazil in 2007, and was in the squads which took bronze at the 2008 Olympics and won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Corinthians[edit]

Born in São Paulo,[nem] Jô played for Brazilian side Corinthians during the years of 2003–2005. He made 54 appearances scoring 23 goals. In 2005 he was transferred to Russian club CSKA Moscow.

CSKA Moscow[edit]

Jô scored 14 goals in his first 18 appearances for CSKA Moscow. In the UEFA Champions League, Jô scored two goals in the matches against Inter Milan, one being in a dramatic 4–2 loss at the San Siro. Altogether Jô appeared in 77 games for CSKA Moscow, scoring 44 goals.

Manchester City[edit]

On 31 July 2008, Manchester City signed Jô for an undisclosed value thought to be worth about £19 million, a club record transfer for the club at the time.[3] He scored just one league goal in 4 matches for Manchester City against Portsmouth,[4] and also scored a brace in the UEFA Cup against Omonia Nicosia.[5] Jô found it difficult to establish himself in the City team and featured in just 6 games at the start of the 2008–09 season.

Jô warming up for Everton before a friendly game against Bury on 10 July 2009.

Jô joined Everton on loan in February 2009, until the end of the 2008–09 season.[6] He made his debut at Goodison Park against Bolton Wanderers, scoring twice in a 3–0 win.[7] He finished the season with five goals from twelve league appearances, though missed out on Everton’s run to the 2009 FA Cup Final as he was cup-tied after playing the last 20 minutes of Manchester City's third round defeat to Nottingham Forest.[8]

He returned to Manchester City at the end of the season,[9][10] but re-joined Everton on a season-long loan for 2009–10,[11] with the option of a permanent move at the end of that period.[12][13] His first competitive goal in the loan spell was scored against AEK Athens in a Europa League group game, which Everton went on to win 4–0.[14][15][16] After returning to Brazil without permission over the Christmas period, Everton manager David Moyes suspended him for a breach of conduct.[17]

After the breach of conduct at Everton, he returned to Manchester City and was loaned to Galatasaray on the very same day.[18] He scored three goals during his loan spell at Galatasaray.

He returned to Manchester City after his loan spell at Galatasaray expired. Jô scored in his first game back against Portland Timbers and was also successful in further pre-season friendlies against New York Red Bulls, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia CF respectively. He then went on to score in the Europa League win against Salzburg[19] and in the League Cup loss to West Bromwich Albion,[20] his fourth and fifth goals for the club.

On 21 November 2010 Jô made a rare start for Manchester City in his team's 4–1 win over Fulham. Jô also featured in Manchester City's 3–1 win away to West Ham before Christmas and scored City's only goal in a 1–1 draw with Juventus in the UEFA Europa League.

Sport Club Internacional[edit]

On 20 July 2011, following a disappointing spell at Manchester City, only scoring six goals in 41 appearances, Jô decided to return to Brazil and join Sport Club Internacional.

Atlético Mineiro[edit]

In May 2012, Jô signed with fellow Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro, where he formed a striking partnership with Ronaldinho. He won the Campeonato Mineiro and helped the club win its first Copa Libertadores title in 2013.[21]

International career[edit]

Jô in action against Japan at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Jô received his first call-up to the Brazil national football team in May 2007 and was in the squad to play against England, but did not play. He then made his international debut in a friendly against Turkey, in June 2007 aged 20.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 6. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jo". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Man City complete record Jo deal". BBC Sport. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Whyatt, Chris (21 September 2008). "Man City 6–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 
  5. ^ Bevan, Chris (18 September 2008). "Omonia Nicosia 1–2 Man City". BBC Sport. 
  6. ^ "Man City misfit Jô joins Everton on loan". ESPN. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Everton 3–0 Bolton". BBC Sport. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Moyes ready to see the best of Jô". Inthenews.co.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Costly Jô to return to Man City after Everton loan". Sports.sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jô will rejoin Man City – Moyes". BBC News. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Manchester City Loan Jô Back To Everton For Next Season – Report". Goal.com. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  12. ^ Everton (7 July 2009). "Everton likely to re-sign Jô on loan from Manchester City". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Everton Agree Jô Loan Deal With Manchester City". Goal.com. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  14. ^ Standley, James (17 September 2009). "Everton 4–0 AEK Athens". BBC News. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  15. ^ Everton manager Moyes unhappy with additional officials[dead link]
  16. ^ "Pienaar fires for Everton". Dispatch.co.za. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Moyes suspends Jo over Brazil trip – The Irish Times – Fri, Jan 01, 2010". The Irish Times. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Jô seals loan move to Galatasaray". BBC News. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg 0 – 2 Man City". BBC Sport. 16 September 2010. 
  20. ^ "West Brom 2 – 1 Man City". BBC Sport. 22 September 2010. 
  21. ^ Tim Vickery (29 July 2013). "Veron and Jo prove success in England is not the only test". BBC Sport. 

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