ᑕ❶ᑐ Who is the son of the ex-Athletico-PR who shines today for the selection of the United States


Great highlight of Gold Cup speak UNITED STATESwho face Canada this Sunday (09), at 8:30 p.m. (from Brasilia), with broadcast live on ESPN on Star+Jesús Ferreira has a strong bond with Brazil.

The player of FC Dallas-USAwho has already recorded two hat tricks in the tournament, he is the son of former midfielder David Ferreira, champion of America’s Cup from 2001 by Colombia and with a good pass through Athletico-PR. As a child, the perpetrator lived in Curitiba with his parents (between 2005 and 2009).

“He arrived at the age of five and really liked playing with the boys. I took him to training and he was on the pitch hitting the ball with the professional players who were my closest friends, like Valencia and Viáfara, who are Colombian. Jesús has fond memories of that time and really enjoyed living in Brazil,” said David, ESPN.com.br.

In 2009, the boy moved to the United States after his father was hired by FC Dallas. David had a lot of success in the country and was voted MVP (most valuable player) of the major league soccer.

Meanwhile, Jesús, who was ten years old at the time, started playing in the base of the North American team. Even after his father returned to play in Colombia at the end of his career, the striker completed his training in the United States and turned professional with the Texas team in 2017.

“People believed in him a lot at the club. At first he went up to train with the professional and went back down to the academy because he was very young. It was already clear that he had potential and that he was different. With one or two touches he got rid of the marking finished very well to take it from the goalkeeper, « said marquinhos Pedroso, a former Dallas player, at the ESPN.com.br.

Already in the second season, the forward started playing more minutes and showing his flair for goals.

« He’s not that big or that strong or that fast, but he’s very smart and has very good technique. He is very calm at the end and he has a very good base. It does everything with great simplicity and ease. Now almost every round he scores goals or gives assists. These are impressive numbers,” Marquinhos said.

Since then, he has only left the club for one season, when he was loaned to FC Tulsa-USA in 2018. Back in Dallas, he started to stand out and enjoyed huge success last year , when he scored 18 goals in 35 games.

“It was a great development, he is doing something very important for the club and for the USA. It’s a great joy for me to see the matches he plays like that. In football, you have to learn every day,” says David.

Daddy’s dream come true

Born in Colombia and naturalized in the United States, he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, but he was never called up by the national team of his native country. That’s why he accepted the invitation to defend the United States and fulfilled the great dream of David, who never played in a world Cup in career.

“He never had contact with Colombia. When he was a kid, American youth teams wanted to call him up, but he still didn’t have citizenship and couldn’t play. When he received citizenship, he was called up and decided to represent the country where he has lived since he was young. said the father.

Jesús was at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and entered the pitch as a starter in the loss to The Netherlands in the round of 16.

“It was very good and a huge joy to see my son play a World Cup at such a young age. I hope he follows this path and achieves a lot in his career,” David said.

In the current edition of the Gold Cup, Jesús Ferreira is the top scorer with six goals scored in just three matches. He is one of the weapons of the quarter-final against Canada.

With the highlight, it is possible that the 22-year-old striker has a future in the great stables of European football.

“He can leave for a big club in Europe, but MLS is a very good and strong league. He has a family structure there. I have no doubt that he will stay in the United States and become Dallas’ biggest idol,” Marquinhos said.

David Ferreira

David Ferreira began his career in the late 90s and enjoyed huge success at América de Cali before joining Athletico-PR in 2005. With a playful style of football, the midfielder was a red-hot crowd favourite. black for almost four seasons.

“My stay was very good and I lived very happy years. I enjoyed it a lot and they made me feel like a Brazilian. I am very grateful to President Mário Celso Petraglia and Paulo Miranda who helped me a lot”.

He also played for Al Shabbab, FC Dallas, Santa Fe and Atlético Huila before hanging up his boots in 2015.

In addition to Jesús, David has two other children who play for Dallas.

“I live in Colombia and I studied at the AFA in Argentina to become a football coach. I am currently an assistant at União Madalena, a club in my home town. Sometimes I go to the United States to see my son, who is making his name and his career”.

“I dream of returning to Brazil one day and having the chance to work as a coach even at Athletico. It’s a very good team with a very good structure. I know it won’t be easy, but I would love to. Who knows later? » .

Where to watch USA versus Canada?

UNITED STATES X Canadafor the Gold Cupwill have broadcast live on ESPN on Star+this Sunday, at 8:30 p.m. (from Brasilia).


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