Jonathas de Jesus
With Rubin in 2016
|Full name||Jonathas Cristian de Jesus|
|Date of birth||6 March 1989|
|Place of birth||Betim, Brazil|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2007||→ Ipatinga (loan)||5||(0)|
|2008||→ Villa Nova (loan)||0||(0)|
|2013||→ Torino (loan)||11||(2)|
|2014–2015||→ Elche (loan)||34||(14)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:35, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Jonathas has played in Cruzeiro's youth teams and a few times in the senior team. He has also been loaned out to Ipatinga and Villa Nova. In October 2008 he was signed by Dutch Eredivisie-champions, AZ Alkmaar. Cruzeiro announced that AZ bought 65% player's rights for €600,000 and the Brazilian club retained the rest.
Jonathas made his debut for AZ on 28 October 2009, in the cup match against Spakenburg. He scored a goal, and AZ eventually won the match with 5–2. On 21 November 2009, Jonathas played his first league match for the club from Alkmaar. It was in the away match against Limburgian side, Roda JC. He also scored a goal in his league debut, and the 2–4 score for AZ. In the 90th minute of that match, Jonathas was sent off after hitting an opponent with his arm.
On 1 February 2011, Jonathas moved teams and countries again, joining Brescia Calcio in a one and a half year contract for and undisclosed fee, rumoured to be €300,000. He appeared in six matches during his debut campaign, as the Biancoazzurri were relegated. Jonathas scored 16 goals in 2011–12, the team's top scorer.
Pescara and loans
On 31 July 2012, newly promoted Serie A side Pescara announced that they had signed Jonathas for an undisclosed fee. He played his first match for Pescara on 26 August in a 0–3 loss to Inter Milan. Jonathas scored his first goal on 6 January of the following year, in a 2–0 win at Fiorentina.
Jonathas made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 24 August 2014, starting in a 0–3 loss at FC Barcelona. He scored his first goal in the category on 14 September, netting his side's second in a 3–2 away win against Rayo Vallecano.
On 2 November, Jonathas scored Elche's all goals in a 2–1 home win against RCD Espanyol, taking his tally up to five. On 20 April 2015, after scoring the winner in a home success against Real Sociedad, he became the first player of the Valencians to score 10 goals in a La Liga campaign since 1977–78.
On 27 July 2015, Jonathas moved to fellow league team Real Sociedad, after agreeing to a five-year deal.
Jonathas has played for numerous national youth teams for his home country Brazil. He played for Brazilian under-19 team at 2008 Sendai Cup, where he has impressed by scoring three goals in the same number of matches.
- "AZ contracteert Jonathas" [AZ signs Jonathas]. AZ (in Dutch). 27 October 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "TRANSFERÊNCIAS PARA O EXTERIOR" [Transfers Outward (2008)]. CONFEDERAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE FUTEBOL (in Portuguese). January 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Cruzeiro empresta Jonathas ao Ipatinga" [Cruzeiro loans Jonathas to Ipatinga] (in Portuguese). Cruzeiro.org. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E) RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 22/01/2008". CBF (in Portuguese). 22 January 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- Groote, Martijn de (30 October 2008). "Brazil starlet moves to AZ". Sky Sports. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Meia Kerlon e atacante Jonathas são negociados com o futebol europeu" [Midfielder Kerlon and forward Jonathas are negotiated with European football]. Cruzeiro EC (in Portuguese). 29 August 2008. Archived from the original on 1 June 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- VI – AZ v. Spakenburg match report
- VI – Roda JC v. AZ match report
- Official: Brescia Sign Striker Jonathas From AZ; Goal.com, 1 February 2011
- Brescia Calcio Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
- Pescara, arrivano Weiss e Jonathas (Pescara, Weiss and Jonathas arrive); Tutto Sport 24 Ore, 31 July 2012 (Italian)
- Ufficiale: Jonathas al Torino in prestito con diritto di riscatto (Official: Jonathas to Torino on loan with a buyout option); Tutto Mercato Web, 31 January 2013 (Italian)
- Latina Calcio, doppio colpo: arrivano Ghezzal e Jonathas (Latina Calcio, double shot: Ghezzal and Jonathas arrive); Latina 24 Ore, 29 August 2013 (Italian)
- Torna Jonathas a Pescara. Ma solo di passaggio (Jonathas returns to Pescara. But only briefly); Il Tempo, 23 May 2014 (Italian)
- Jonathas refuerza al Elche C.F. (Jonathas bolsters Elche C.F.); Elche's official website, 29 July 2014 (Spanish)
- Enrique off to a winning start; ESPN FC, 24 August 2014
- Rayo Vallecano 2–3 Elche; ESPN FC, 14 September 2014
- Elche 2–1 Espanyol; ESPN FC, 2 November 2014
- Jonathas, el delantero 10 (Jonathas, the forward 10); Marca, 22 April 2015 (Spanish)
- Real Sociedad sign Jonathas; Real Sociedad's official website, 27 July 2015
- "Acuerdo con el Rubin Kazan para el traspaso de Jonathas" [Agreement with Rubin Kazan for the transfer of Jonathas]. Real Sociedad (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- "6º TORNEIO INTERNACIONAL DE SENDAI – Sendai – Japão– De11 a 15.09.08". DEPARTAMENTO DE SELEÇÕES SELEÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE FUTEBOL SUB-19, CBF (in Portuguese). 15 September 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2010.