Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus is increasingly marking his place in the history of the Champions League. In Arsenal’s crushing 4-0 victory over PSV, Jesus scored a goal and now takes his tally to 21 goals in the European competition. Thanks to this goal, he overtakes Brazilian legend Romário in the ranking of top Brazilian scorers in the Champions League.
With 21 goals in 39 matches, Jesus became the active Brazilian with most goals scored in the Champions League. The Arsenal striker has just two goals left to match Roberto Firmino’s tally, still ahead of him in the standings, with legends like Kaká and Rivaldo still very above. “It’s an honor to be able to write my name alongside the greatest Brazilian players in the history of the Champions League,” Jesus said.
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The departure of Firmino and Neymar, who left to play in Saudi Arabia, made Jesus the Brazilian leader in Europe. If he continues his momentum, he could soon enter the top 5 and thus make a little more of the history of his country in this major competition.
At only 25 years old, Gabriel Jesus still has room for improvement and could continue to increase his goal total, further proving that he is a major striker on the European scene.
Brazilian top-scorers in the Champions League
1. Neymar: 43 goals
2. Rivaldo: 31 goals
3. Kaká: 30 goals
4. Jardel: 28 goals
5. Elber: 27 goals
6. José Altafini Mazzola: 24 goals
7. Firmino: 23 goals
8. Luiz Adriano: 22 goals
9. Gabriel Jesus: 21 goals
10. Romário: 20 goals