Well, Gabriel Jesus has certainly hit the ground running at Manchester City, having scored and assisted a goal on his first start for the club.

The 19-year-old signed a five-year deal with City back in August, but stayed on loan at Palmeiras to complete the season as part of the deal, winning the Brazilian championship with his side, who are now nine-time winners.

Palmeiras v Chapecoense - Brasileirao Series A 2016

He officially joined up with the Manchester outfit last month, and now looks set to become an integral part of the side.

The young forward has chosen to wear the number 33 for the Citizens, which is a little strange for a striker given the other options open to him.

The young talent is said to have an attachment to the number, which he wore at Palmeiras and has tattooed on his arm, and could continue to sport it on his back at his new club.


“It’s the number I’ve been wearing since I turned professional,” Jesus told ​The Guardian, after flying to England last month. 

“It’s a number I ended up with and I really liked. 

“I intend to wear it for many years. I asked if the number 33 was available, they said yes.”

Gabriel comes from a very religious family, and to him, the number 33 is a representation of the age that Jesus Christ was when he died.

Other players to wear 33 at City have been Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic, Michael Johnson, Robbie Fowler and Kasper Schmeichel.