Gabriel Jesus signs: Europe's most prolific Brazilian imports

Gabriel Jesus has officially completed his move to Manchester City but will the 19-year-old come to rank with the greatest Brazilians to play in Europe? We check out the hall of fame.

Gabriel Jesus is now officially a Manchester City player
Gabriel Jesus is now officially a Manchester City player ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a Brazilian player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
128: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
97: Maxwell (Ajax, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
96: Daniel Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus)
88:
Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
85: Lúcio (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Internazionale, Juventus)
78: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)
76: Dida (AC Milan)
75: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
73: Giovani Elber (Bayern Munchen, Olympique Lyonnais)
71: Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Top-scoring Brazilian players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
31: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
30: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
28: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray)
27: Giovane Elber (Bayern München, Lyon)
24: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)
22: Adriano (Internazionale Milano, AS Roma)
21: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)
20: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
20: Romário (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona)
19: Neymar (Barcelona)

Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos©Bongarts

Most appearances by Brazilian players in UEFA club competitions*
144: Roberto Carlos (Internazionale, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
137: Daniel Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus)
121: Luisão (Benfica)
106: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
102:
Maxwell (Ajax, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
99:
Lúcio (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Internazionale Milano, Juventus)
98:
Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
96: Zé Roberto (Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Hamburg)
94:
Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
88: Sonny Anderson (Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
88: Dida (AC Milan)

Top-scoring Brazilian players in UEFA club competitions*
40: Sonny Anderson (Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
39: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)
37: Ronaldo (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
36: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray, Sporting CP)
32: Giovane Elber (Grasshopper Club, Stuttgart, Bayern München, Lyon)
32: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
32: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)
31: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
30: Vágner Love (CSKA Moskva)
30: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)
27: Ronaldinho (Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan)

José Altafini wins 1963 final for Milan
José Altafini wins 1963 final for Milan

First Brazilian to feature in a major UEFA final
Julinho (Fiorentina, 1956/57 European Champion Clubs' Cup final)

First Brazilian to feature for the winning side in a major UEFA final
Canário (Real Madrid, 1959/60 European Champion Clubs' Cup final)

First Brazilian to score in a major UEFA final
José Altafini (AC Milan, 1962/63 European Champion Clubs' Cup final)

First Brazilian to score in/win a UEFA Cup final
Tita (Bayer Leverkusen, 1987/88)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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