João Alves de Assis Silva (born 20 March 1987), known as Jô (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒo]) or João Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Japanese club Nagoya Grampus.
Jô playing for CSKA Moscow in 2008
|Full name||João Alves de Assis Silva|
|Date of birth||20 March 1987|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2009||→ Everton (loan)||12||(5)|
|2009–2010||→ Everton (loan)||15||(0)|
|2010||→ Galatasaray (loan)||13||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:02 16 July 2019 (UTC)|
He has previously played for Corinthians, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Everton, Galatasaray, Internacional and Atlético Mineiro. Jô made his full international debut for Brazil in 2007, and was in the squads which took bronze at the 2008 Olympics and won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Jô scored 14 goals in his first 18 appearances for CSKA Moscow. In the UEFA Champions League, Jô scored two goals in the matches against Inter Milan, one being in a dramatic 4–2 loss at the San Siro. Altogether Jô appeared in 77 games for CSKA Moscow, scoring 44 goals.
On 31 July 2008, Manchester City signed Jô for an undisclosed value thought to be worth about £19 million, a club record at the time. He scored just one league goal in 4 matches for Manchester City, against Portsmouth, and also scored a brace in the UEFA Cup against Omonia Nicosia. Jô found it difficult to establish himself in the City team and featured in just 6 games at the start of the 2008–09 season.
Jô joined Everton on loan in February 2009, until the end of the 2008–09 season. He made his debut at Goodison Park against Bolton Wanderers, scoring twice in a 3–0 win. He finished the season with five goals from twelve league appearances, though missed out on Everton's run to the 2009 FA Cup Final as he was cup-tied after playing the last 20 minutes of Manchester City's third round defeat to Nottingham Forest.
He returned to Manchester City at the end of the season, but re-joined Everton on a season-long loan for 2009–10, with the option of a permanent move at the end of that period. His first competitive goal in the loan spell was scored against AEK Athens in a Europa League group game, which Everton went on to win 4–0. After returning to Brazil without permission over the Christmas period, Everton manager David Moyes suspended him for a breach of conduct.
He returned to Manchester City after his loan spell at Galatasaray expired. Jô scored in his first game back against Portland Timbers and was also successful in further pre-season friendlies against New York Red Bulls, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia CF respectively. He then went on to score in the Europa League win against Salzburg and in the League Cup loss to West Bromwich Albion, his fourth and fifth goals for the club.
On 21 November 2010 Jô made a rare start for Manchester City in his team's 4–1 win over Fulham. Jô also featured in Manchester City's 3–1 win away to West Ham before Christmas and scored City's only goal in a 1–1 draw with Juventus in the UEFA Europa League. City won the 2010–11 FA Cup, and despite being left out of the squad for the final, he contributed five appearances earlier in the cup run.
Sport Club InternacionalEdit
In May 2012, Jô signed with fellow Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro, where he formed a striking partnership with Ronaldinho. He won the Campeonato Mineiro and helped the club win its first Copa Libertadores title in 2013, scoring in the final game at Mineirão against Olimpia and finishing as the top scorer in the competition with 7 goals. He also played in both games of Atlético's Recopa Sudamericana win in 2014.
On 4 November 2014, after a string of acts of indiscipline, Jô was reported released from the club by officials. On 10 January 2015, however, he was reinstated to the squad along with Emerson Conceição and André, who had also been suspended, by manager Levir Culpi. On May 3, 2015, after more than 1 year without scoring a single goal, Jô came up as a substitute in the 2015 Campeonato Mineiro final against Caldense and scored the winning goal of the match from an offside position, as Atlético won 2-1 and were crowned champions of the competition for the 43rd time.
Return to CorinthiansEdit
Jô signed a three-year deal, on 2 November 2016, to mark his return to his first club Corinthians. Despite of signing for the club in November 2016, he was only permitted to play from 2017 onwards. In 2017, the Brazilian lived a return full of uncertainties augmented by the media putting pressure on Corinth>ians that was mocked as being the "fourth force of São Paulo state" and his recent past of exaggerated festivities. However, he answered as a professional player performing many consistent and some delightful matches during season (2017). Jô became known as "Rei dos Clássicos" that could be translated as king of derbys, after scoring decisive goals against all of Corinthians regional rivals.
On 15 November 2017, Jô scored two goals as Corinthians beat Fluminense 3–1 and helped his team clinch the league title and this way, he confirmed his best league season scoring more than 17 goals in Campeonato Brasileiro. Corinthians obtained its seventh trophy in the competition, one of the most disputed leagues in the world; known by its traditional rivalries, fanatic supporters, athletes formation and frequent presence of its teams in Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. A very curious fact that demonstrates Jô's huge change of conduct was seen after the confirmation of Corinthians 2017 league title when he literally refused a cup of beer on the pitch celebration.
On 3 January 2018, Nagoya Grampus announced the signing of Jô. On 24 February, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 win over Gamba Osaka. On 5 August 2018, he scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win against Gamba Osaka. On 26 August, he scored a hat-trick again in a 4-1 win against Urawa Reds. In August 2018, he scored 10 goals in 5 matches.
Jô received his first call-up to the Brazil national football team in May 2007 and was in the squad to play against England, but did not play. He then made his international debut in a friendly against Turkey, in June 2007 aged 20.
On 7 June 2013, Jô was called to replace Leandro Damião for 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, who was withdrawn from the original squad due to an injury. In the opening match on 15 June 2013, he scored his first international goal in a 3–0 victory over Japan. He then scored his second goal for Brazil against Mexico on 19 June 2013.
Jô was selected in the Brazilian squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He made his first appearance in the competition in the second group game, coming on for the last 22 minutes in place of Fred in a goalless draw with Mexico. He made another substitute appearance for the same player in the Round of 16 match against Chile, and played the full 90 minutes of the third-place play-off defeat to the Netherlands.
After signing of Tite for Brazilian team, Jô believes he can be called up again to Seleção. According to him, it only depends on his working for Corinthians, club where he came back to play for in 2017.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||State League||Other||Total|
|CSKA Moscow||2006||Russian Premier League||18||14||7||7||–||3||0||–||1||1||29||22|
|Manchester City||2008–09||Premier League||9||1||1||0||1||0||7||2||–||–||18||3|
|Everton (loan)||2008–09||Premier League||12||5||0||0||0||0||–||–||–||12||5|
|Galatasaray (loan)||2009–10||Süper Lig||13||3||2||0||–||0||0||–||–||15||3|
|Atlético Mineiro||2012||Série A||29||10||0||0||–||0||0||0||0||–||29||10|
|Al Shabab||2015–16||UAE Pro-League||13||8||6||8||–||–||–||–||19||16|
|Jiangsu Suning||2016||Chinese Super League||17||6||3||1||–||6||4||–||–||26||11|
|Nagoya Grampus||2018||J1 League||33||24||1||0||3||1||–||–||–||37||25|
|Brazil national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played 12 July 2014
- Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first.
|1.||15 June 2013||Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil||Japan||3–0||3–0||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|2.||19 June 2013||Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil||Mexico||2–0||2–0|
|3.||7 September 2013||Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil||Australia||1–0||6–0||Friendly|
|5.||10 September 2013||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, United States||Portugal||3–1||3–1|
- CSKA Moscow
- Russian Premier League (1): 2006
- Russian Cup (2): 2005–06, 2007–08
- Russian Super Cup (2): 2006, 2007
- Atlético Mineiro
- Campeonato Mineiro (2): 2013, 2015
- Copa Libertadores (1): 2013
- Recopa Sudamericana (1): 2014
- Copa do Brasil (1): 2014
- Copa Libertadores Top Scorer: 2013
- Campeonato Paulista Team of the year: 2017
- Bola de Prata: 2017
- Bola de Ouro: 2017
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Top Scorer: 2017
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Player: 2017
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2017
- J.League player of the month August 2018
- J.League Top Scorer: 2018
- J.League Best XI: 2018
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- "West Brom 2 – 1 Man City". BBC Sport. 22 September 2010.
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- "Jô é apresentado no Al Shabab e revela sonho de voltar à Seleção". Globo Esporte. 8 July 2015.
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- "Jô recusa cerveja na festa em campo e admite ânimos exaltados no intervalo". Troca de Passes. SportTV. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
- ジョー選手、移籍加入のお知らせ. nagoya-grampus.jp (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- ジョー 名古屋グランパス. J.League official (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 February 2018.
- "名古屋FWジョー、圧巻ハットトリックで母国に反響 「日本での冒険で最高潮の活躍" [hat-trick in the J.league]. Football zone (in Japanese). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
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- Jô vislumbra volta à seleção brasileira: "Vai depender do meu trabalho"
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- "Corinthians domina seleção do Brasileiro e tem quatro jogadores entre os melhores" [Corinthians dominate Brasileiro's Team of the Year and have four players amongst the best]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 4 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.