Juan Jesus

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Nunes and the second or paternal family name is Jesus.
Juan Jesus
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Juan Jesus with Inter Milan in 2014
Personal information
Full name Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus
Date of birth (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back / Left back
Club information
Current team
Internazionale
Number 5
Youth career
2006–2009 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Internacional 25 (0)
2012– Internazionale 87 (1)
National team
2009–2011 Brazil U-20 17 (0)
2012 Brazil U23 6 (0)
2012– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 February 2013

Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus (born 10 June 1991) usually known as Juan Jesus or simply Juan, is a Brazilian football defender who plays for Internazionale, as a central defender or a left back.

Club career[edit]

Internacional[edit]

In 2007 he joined the youth team of Sport Club Internacional. He made his debut in first team in 2010, winning the Copa Libertadores. On 16 December 2011, the club sold him for €2.6 million, 65% of which went to his agent, Giuliano Bertolucci.

Inter Milan[edit]

On 30 January 2012, Juan Jesus joined Serie A club Internazionale. He made his first Serie A appearance for Inter on 13 May 2012, in the 1–3 loss against Lazio after coming on as a last-minute substitute for Diego Milito.[1]

During the 2012–13 season, Juan Jesus emerged as part of Inter's first choice starting eleven, featuring alongside Andrea Ranocchia and Walter Samuel in a 3-5-2 system. He scored his first goal on 19 May 2013, in a 2–5 home defeat to Udinese in the last match of the season.[2] He ended the season with 44 appearances in all competitions, including 31 in Serie A with Inter who finished the season in a disappointing 9th place, failed to qualify in neither UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

On 12 July 2013, Juan Jesus took the number 5 shirt, after the departure of Dejan Stanković.[3] In August 2013, he captained Inter for the first time in a friendy match against Real Madrid in United States, finished in a 3–0 loss.[4]

On 24 September 2013, he renew his contract with Inter until 2018 with a wage 1,2 million a year.[5][6]

Juan Jesus made his 100th appearance for Inter on 4 February 2015 in a game against Napoli for quarter-final of Coppa Italia, where Nerazzurri lost the match 0–1 at Stadio San Paolo thanks to late winner from Gonzalo Higuain.[7][8]

International career[edit]

After having played in the Under-18 and Under-19 national teams, in early 2010 he was selected to the Under-20 team by Ney Franco. In January 2011 he took part in the successful expedition to the South American Under-20 2011, playing all eight matches of the competition. In the same year he went to the Under-20 World Cup. Brazil reach in final, where faced Portugal. Juan played entired match, helping Brazil to beat Portugal 3–2 after extra time.[9]

He made his Brazil first team debut against Denmark on 26 May 2012, playing the full 90 minutes.[10]

Juan Jesus started alongside captain Thiago Silva in all of Brazil's matches at the 2012 Olympics, helping the nation to a silver medal.

He was an unused substitute as Brazil defeated Argentina 2–0 to win the 2014 Superclásico de las Américas in Beijing.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 March 2015[12][13][14][15]

Club Season League League Cup continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil South America State League Total
Internacional Série A 2010 7 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 0 18 0
2011 18 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 24 0
Total 25 0 0 0 1 0 16 0 42 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Supercoppa Total
Internazionale Serie A 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 31 1 4 0 9[b] 0 44 1
2013–14 27 0 2 0 29 0
2014–15 18 0 2 0 9[b] 0 32 0
Total 80 1 8 0 18 0 0 0 106 1
Career Total 105 1 8 0 19 0 16 0 148 1
  1. ^ All appearances in Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ a b All appearances in Europa League

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lazio vs. Internazionale 13 May 2012". Soccerway. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Inter hammered by Udinese". Sky Sports News. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stankovic to retire but not leave Inter". FedeNerazzurra.com. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Inter 0-3 Real Madrid". inter.it. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Inter, rinnova Juan Jesus: accordo fino al 2018 e ritocco dell'ingaggio". Tutto Mercato Web. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "INTER, tempo di rinnovi: Juan Jesus fino al 2018". Ita Sport Press. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Napoli 1-0 Inter: Higuain sends Benitez's men through at the death". Goal.com. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Napoli 1-0 Inter Milan". BBC Sport. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Brazil 3-2 Portugal". FIFA.com. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Denmark 1-3 Brazil". Eurosport. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Argentina 0-2 Brazil". BBC Sport. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Juan Jesus career stats". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Juan career stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Juan Jesus UEFA stats". UEFA. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Juan Jesus". inter.it. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

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