Jonathan Moreira

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Jonathan Moreira
Jonathan Cicero Moreira.jpg
Jonathan Moreira with Inter in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Cícero Moreira
Date of birth (1986-02-27) 27 February 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Conselheiro Lafaiete, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back / Wing-back
Club information
Current team
Fluminense
Number 2
Youth career
2000–2005 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Cruzeiro 239 (12)
2011 Santos 17 (2)
2011–2015 Inter Milan 45 (3)
2012 Parma (loan) 12 (0)
2015– Fluminense 11 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Brazil U–17 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:45, 18 June 2016 (UTC).


Jonathan Cícero Moreira (born 27 February 1986), is a Brazilian professional footballer is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Brazilian Série A club Fluminense. He is commonly known simply as Jonathan. He also holds Italian citizenship and could potentially play for the Italian national team.[1] He is nicknamed Il Divino (The Divine), by Interisti.

Career[edit]

Cruzeiro[edit]

Jonathan made his professional debut in the Campeonato Brasileiro for Cruzeiro against Santos in a 3–2 home win on 24 July 2005.[2] He scored his first goal as professionist against Corinthians in a 3–0 away win on 25 August 2007.[3]

Santos[edit]

In December 2010, Jonathan signed with Santos for €2 million (with Cruzeiro retained 50% registration rights).[4][5] Santos paid €1.2 million to acquire 30%[6] while Santos's investment partner Terceira Estrela Investimentos S/A (TEISA) acquired 20% for €800,000.[6] He signed a 4-year contract with €15 million release clause. He won Campeonato Paulista and Copa Libertadores with Santos.

Inter Milan[edit]

On 13 July 2011, it was announced that Jonathan would leave Santos to train with Serie A giants Inter Milan, pending the finalization of the transfer.[7] Two days later, on July 15, he officially became an Inter player, signing a four-year contract.[8] Jonathan made his Inter debut on 11 September 2011 in week two of 2011–12 Serie A, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4–3 away loss to Palermo.[9] Three days later Jonathan made his Champions League debut, playing the entire match on Matchday 1 against Turkish side Trabzonspor in a 0–1 loss at the San Siro.[10]

Loan to Parma[edit]

In January 2012, Moreira moved to Parma on loan until the end of the season where he established himself as the team's regular right wing-back.[11] He debuted with the club on 28 January, coming on as a substitute at half time in place of Brandão in a 1–1 draw against Catania.[12] He scored his first goal with Parma on 11 April 2012 in a 2–0 win at Stadio Ennio Tardini against newly promoted Novara. He helped Parma to finish the season in 8th place.

Return to Inter[edit]

After playing for Parma in the final round, Moreira returned to Milan and was included in the 20-men squad to Indonesia and playing in both exhibition matches.[13][14] In the playoffs for the Europa League, he played the two legs against Hajduk Split.[15] On 17 April, Moreira scored his first goal for the Nerazzurri in the second leg of the Coppa Italia's semi-final in San Siro against Roma. The match ended 2–3 for the visitors with Jonathan scoring Inter's first goal after a back heel assist by Tommaso Rocchi.[16] On 21 April, Jonathan assisted Tommaso Rocchi for the only goal of the match against Parma, which was scored in 82nd minute, salvaging the club's hopes for qualifying for Europe.[17][18]

At the end of the season, Inter finished 2012–13 Serie A in a disappointing 9th place, which meant they failed to qualify for either UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League for the first time since 1999-2000. For this disappointing position, Stramaccioni was sacked and replaced by Walter Mazzarri, where Jonathan secured a more regular place at starting lineup.[19][20]

On 18 August 2013, in the opening match of the 2013–14 season, against Cittadella in third round of Coppa Italia, Jonathan scored his first goal of the season after he beat goalkepper Raffaele Di Gennaro with a header, following a cross from Fredy Guarín.[21] Inter won the match 4–0.[22] In first match of the new season in Serie A, Jonathan assisted the first goal of Yuto Nagatomo in a 2–0 win over against Genoa, helping the team to make a fine start.[23] In second match on 1 September, Jonathan made his second assist of the season by providing the pass for Rodrigo Palacio opening goal of the 3–0 away win against Catania.[24] On 26 September, Jonathan scored his first league goal with Inter in a 2–1 win at San Siro against Fiorentina, giving his team the advantage in the 83rd minute after a powerful shot from inside the box.[25][26] One month later, Jonathan scored the opener in a 4–2 win over newly promoted Hellas Verona, that was ruled out as an own-goal.[27] Jonathan scored for the second time in Serie A, netting the equalizer in a 1–1 away draw against Bologna on 24 November.[28] Jonathan continued his fine form, supplying his third assist of the season in a 3–3 draw against Parma at the San Siro,[29] assisting Rodrigo Palacio in the 44th minute of the match.[30]

International career[edit]

Jonathan has represented Brazil at under-17 level, playing in 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship. Brazil reach in final where Jonathan played full 90 minutes and helped Seleção beat Spain in a 1–0 win.[31] Jonathan has never been capped at senior level for Brazil, which leaves the door open for either a Brazilian or Italian call-up.

Awards and honours[edit]

Jonathan in a Europa League match.

Club[edit]

Cruzeiro
Santos

National team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internazionale defender Jonathan Moreira reiterates desire to represent Italy at the World Cup". SambaFoot. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan 'Jonathan' Cícero Moreira". guardian.co.uk. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Corinthians vs. Cruzeiro 0–3". Soccerway.com. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cruzeiro acerta transferência de Jonathan". Cruzeiro EC (in Portuguese). 27 December 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cruzeiro vende 50% dos direitos do lateral-direito Jonathan para o Santos" (in Portuguese). globo.com. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Jonathan e Charles reforçam o Santos FC". Santos FC (in Portuguese). 17 December 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pinzolo: Jonathan raggiunge l'Inter". FC Internazionale Milano. inter.it. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. ......in attesa della chiusura burocratica dell'operazione. 
  8. ^ "Jonathan at Inter until 2015". FC Internazionale Milano. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Palermo 4-3 Inter: Masterful Miccoli condemns Gasperini's side to defeat". Goal.com. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Trabzonspor strike late to stun Inter". UEFA.com. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "UFFICIALE: Parma, arriva Jonathan dall'Inter". TuttoMercatoWeb (in Italian). 17 January 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Catania 1-1 Parma – Statistics". TuttoMercatoWeb (in Italian). 17 January 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "ILS 0-3 INTER: FOOTBALL, GOALS, WHAT A SHOW!". inter.it. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "INDONESIA 2-4 INTER: GOALS FROM COUTINHO AND PAZZINI". inter.it. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2012-2013: La lista dell'Inter". inter.it. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Inter 2-3 Roma (Agg 3-5): Destro double helps set up Coppa final against city rivals Lazio". Goal.com. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Inter 1-0 Parma: Rocchi relieves pressure on Stramaccioni's strugglers". Goal.com. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Inter vs Parma 1-0 Highlights 2013 Tommaso Rocchi goal Video". Soccer Blogger. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "FC Internazionale club statement". 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Stramaccioni out, Mazzarri in at Inter". 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "COPPA ITALIA, INTER 4-0 CITTADELLA". inter.it. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Internazionale vs. Cittadella 4–0". Soccerway. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "Inter 2-0 Genoa: Nagatomo & Palacio net Nerazzurri opening-round win". Goal.com. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "Catania 0-3 Inter: Nerazzurri maintain perfect start". Goal.com. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Inter 2-1 Fiorentina: Jonathan sends Mazzarri's men second". Goal.com. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "Giornata 5 Serie A 2013-2014, INTER vs FIORENTINA 2-1". YouTube.com. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "Inter 4-2 Verona: Nerazzurri return to winning ways". Goal.com. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "Bologna 1-1 Inter: Nerazzurri held by resolute Rossoblu". Goal.com. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  29. ^ "Inter 3-3 Parma: Sansone rescues point in Giuseppe Meazza thriller". Goal.com. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  30. ^ "Internazionale vs. Parma 3–3". Soccerway.com. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  31. ^ "FIFA U–17 World Championship Finland 2003 - Brazil 1:0 (1:0) Spain - Overview - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. 30 August 2003. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 

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