Juan Jesus

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Juan Jesus
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 Central defender / Left back
Club information
Current team
Inter Milan
Number 5
Youth career
2006–2009 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Internacional 25 (0)
2012– Inter Milan 59 (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 19 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus (born 10 June 1991 in Belo Horizonte) usually known as Juan Jesus or simply Juan, is a Brazilian football defender/left back. He currently plays for Inter Milan.

Technical features[edit]

He mainly plays as a centre back, but can also play as a full back. As a defender he has drawn similarities to Lúcio, who Juan Jesus claims to be his idol. He is known for being aggressive, strong and very physical. He is left footed.

Career[edit]

Sport Club Internacional[edit]

After initially started with the Brazilian team of Futsal, in 2007 he joined in the Sport Club Internacional Youth Club. He made his debut in first team in 2010, winning the Copa Libertadores. On 16 December 2011, the International sold for just over 2.6 million euros, 65% of the defender's agent Giuliano Bertolucci card to pay off the debts with the latter that had accumulated when he was signed to renew the playmaker Oscar, who was also assisted by Bertolucci.

Inter Milan[edit]

On 30 January 2012, Juan joined Serie A club Inter Milan. Juan Jesus 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.

During the 2012/2013 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 vs Udinese in 19.5.2013.

On 12 July 2013, Juan took shirt number #5, after departure of Inter legend Dejan Stanković.

National team[edit]

After having played in the Under-18 selections and Under-19 national team, in early 2010 in the Under-20 receives the call of Ney Franco. In January 2011 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 took part to the World Under-20, in which the verdict was imposed again. He made his Brazil first team debut against Denmark on the 26th of May 2012 playing the full 90 minutes. He played the full 90 minutes in Brazil's 4–3 defeat to Argentina on 9 June 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 August 2013.[1][2][3]

Season Club League League Cup Other Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil State League South America Total
2010 Internacional Série A 7 0 10 0 1 0 18 0
2011 18 0 6 0 0 0 24 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Europe Total
2011–12 Inter Milan Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 31 1 4 0 9 0 44 1
2013–14 27 0 2 0 0 0 29 0
Career totals Brazil 25 0 16 0 1 0 42 0
Italy 59 1 6 0 0 0 9 0 74 1
Career statistics 100 1 6 0 16 0 10 0 116 1

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juan Jesus career stats". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Juan career stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Juan Jesus UEFA stats". UEFA. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

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