ISL – Odisha FC signs Brazillian striker Jonathas de Jesus


Odisha FC has finalized their targetman for the season – Jonathas, the Brazillian striker who comes with plenty of experience from top leagues around the world, to wit, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga – are some of the many!

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Jonatha (in white) in action against FC Barcelona (Credits reserved with the respective owner)

The 32 year old striker has plied his trade in the UAE top tier last season, playing for Hatta on loan. Jonathas made 10 appearances in the UAE Pro League, scoring six goals and assisting one. He has even replicated his goal scoring prowess at almost every club he has played for.

In a lustrous career spanning over 15 years, Jonathas has donned the colors of some top sides of the sport. This includes the likes of Hannover 96 in the German top tier, Real Sociedad in the Spanish first division, and Pescara and Torino in the Italian Serie A. Speaking about Pescara, the striker rose to fame at this club. He even got loaned out to Elche CF and made his debut against FC Barcelona back in 2014.

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The latest Odia acquisition at Hannover 96 (Credits reserved with the respective owner)

The Brazillian attacker has even made a few appearances in the Europa League and has represented the Brazil National Team at the U-19 level. He has made his presence felt at the age group levels as he scored 3 goals in 3 games.

To understand what he brings on to the table, let’s have a quick glance at his consolidated stats throughout. With 280+ appearances under his belt, Jonathas has scored an impressive 100 goals across countries and continents. He has also assisted on numerous occasions bringing his goal contribution tally (G+A) to approximately 150 which is a huge feat. The talisman has clocked around 20,000 minutes and will definitely mark a new dawn for Odisha FC.

Standing 6’3″ tall, he will be a towering presence for Odisha FC upfront and with his acquisition, the side looks more formidable than ever! Buckle up to witness Jonathas de Jesus adding some Samba flavor to Indian football.

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