Gabriel Jesus may not have had a fantastic Olympic tournament, but his start for Brazil’s senior team has simply been amazing.
The youngster scored four goals in four games, not needing much time to convince the whole nation that he should wear the Canarinho’s number nine.
Brazilian newspaper Agora has done some research to prove how good Jesus’ start for the team has been by comparing his number of goals with the all time top scorers for Brazil.
The list is headed by Pelé (77 goals), Ronaldo (62), Romário (55), Neymar (49) and Zico (48).
Pelé, Romário, Neymar and Zico all scored three goals in their first four matches, and Ronaldo only had one.
Ronaldo needed ten games to reach four goals. Neymar needed eight, Zico six, Pelé and Romário five.
As the list counts all goals for the senior team, including friendlies, it just makes Jesus’ record better: he scored all of his in the World Cup Qualifiers.
The striker scored his fourth international goal against Venezuela on Tuesday and will already be playing for Palmeiras tonight, where he’s currently the league’s top scorer.
Gabriel Jesus signed for Manchester City for €33m this summer and will join the club in January, after the end of the Brazilian season.