Gabriel Barbosa

Gabriel Barbosa Biography, Age, Wife, Current Teams, Career & Net Worth

Gabriel Barbosa Almeida, commonly known as Gabigol or Gabi, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays forward for Flamengo of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A as well as the Brazil national team. Gabriel made his professional debut at the age of 16 for Santos and made over 200 appearances for the club in all competitions. Since joining Flamengo in 2019, he has quickly become a fan favorite after scoring twice in the 2019 Copa Libertadores final.

Gabriel Barbosa
Gabriel Barbosa

Gabriel Barbosa Bio/Wiki

Birth NameGabriel Barbosa Almeida
Nick Name• Gabigol
• Gabi
Age26 (as in 2022) Years
ReligionCatholicism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignVirgo
Birth PlaceSão Bernardo do Campo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth30 August 1996
NationalityBrazilian
ResidenceSão Bernardo do Campo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Home TownSão Bernardo do Campo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesWatching Movies, Horse Riding

Family

Mother's Name Lindalva Barbosa de Lima
Gabriel Barbosa With His Parents And Sister
Gabriel Barbosa With His Parents And Sister
Father's NameValdemir Silva Almeida
Brother(s)None
Sister(s)Dhiovanna Barbosa
Gabriel Barbosa With His Sister
Gabriel Barbosa With His Sister

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsRafaella Santos
Gabriel Barbosa's Girlfriend Neymar's Sister
Gabriel Barbosa's Girlfriend Neymar's Sister

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseUnmarried
ChildrenDaughters- None
Sons- None

Education

SchoolSantos academy
College/UniversitySantos academy
Educational QualificationGraduate
ProfessionProfessional Footballer
Brands EndorsedGabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa is named an official ambassador for PES.
Career Manager4ComM

Football Career

Debut Club• 2020: Clube de Regatas do Flamengo
• January 2019: Clube de Regatas do Flamengo
• January 2018: Santos FC
• August 2017: S.L. Benfica
• 2016: Inter Milan
• 2013: Santos FC
Debut International• 2016: Brazil national football team
• 2015: Brazil national under-23 football team
• 2014: Brazil national under-20 football team
• 2013: Brazil national under-17 football team
• 2011: Brazil national under-15 football team
Jersey Number• 9 (Clube de Regatas do Flamengo)
• 21 (Brazil national football team)
Current Team(s)
• Clube de Regatas do Flamengo
• Brazil national football team
Coach/MentorMuricy Ramalho
PositionForward
Strengths
• Speed
• Strength
• Technical Ability
• Direct Running
• Attacking Movement
• Ability to use his body to overcome opponents
Weaknesses
None
AchievementsNot Available

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’10”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 68 kg
in pounds- 150 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size40 inches
Biceps Size12 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityLatino, Brazilian
Hair ColorGrey
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Distinctive Features
Not Available
Dress SizeNot Available
Shoe Size8 UK

Favourite Things

Favorite Playing Position
Forward
Favorite CarFerrari 488 Spider
Favorite FriendNeymar
Favorite FoodFast Food & Italian Food
Favorite DrinksTea & Coffee
Favorite SuperheroThor
Favorite ColorPurple
Favorite WebsiteTwitter & Instagram
Favorite AnimalDog
Favorite FootballerRonaldinho
Favorite PoliticianJair Bolsonaro
Favorite ActorSamuel L. Jackson
Favorite ActressTessa Thompson
Favorite Musician/MusicLuis Fonsi
Favorite Cell Phone/BrandiPhone/Apple
Favorite MovieThor Series
Favorite FlowersRed Rose
Favorite Time of DayEarly Morning & Evening

Favorite Digit09

Life Journey

Gabriel Barbosa Almeida was born in Sao Bernardo do Campo, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, on August 30, 1996. His mother, Lindalva Barbosa, and father, Valdemir Barbosa, have two children. A photo of Gabriel Barbosa’s parents at the time of their marriage.

The talented Brazilian footballer with Portuguese family roots grew up in the neighborhood of Montanh5o, in his birth municipality, along with his younger sister, Dhiovanna Barbosa.

While growing up in Montanhao, young Gabriel had a football-loving childhood that was nearly marred by violence.

When the unrest was intense, the frantic rhythm of close-range gunfire would send the then little boy and his parents scrambling for cover under tables and sofas. Gabriel took to the streets when he wasn’t under a table or sofa to play football like most kids his age. Gabriel began training in the indoor football sport called futsal with the loving support of his family.

He didn’t have to wait long to play competitive futsal for Sao Paulo’s junior side once he was 8 years old. Gabriel exhibited stellar skills against Santos during an auspicious matchday. Zito was delighted.

Gabriel was thus invited to join the youth teams of Santo FC where he spent the better part of his early career playing alongside his close friend Neymar Jr. As Gabriel rose through Santos’ youth ranks, he showed great promise. Gabriel had scored no less than 600 goals during his eight-year tenure with the club. Gabriel earned the nickname “Gabigol” as a result of his prolific play, as well as a spot in Brazil’s junior team.

Gabriel was invited to train with Santos’ senior team by the club’s then-coach, Muricy Ramalho, after much fanfare. Saints FC signed Gabriel to a long-term deal worth €50million and was happy to watch him maintain his form after making his debut at the age of 16.

Gabriel Barbosa Net Worth

Below you can see Gabriel Barbosa’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more. How rich is Gabriel Barbosa in 2021-2022?

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)$57 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)$45 Million
Annual Salary€18.5 Million
Per Month SalaryUnder Review
Per Week SalaryUnder Review
Per Day SalaryUnder Review
Per Hour SalaryUnder Review
Per Minute SalaryUnder Review
Market Value$28.60 Million
Endorsements$1-$5 Million
Income SourceProfessional Footballer
Cars Collection• Ferrari 488 Spider
• BMW
• Mercedes Benz
• Audi Q7
• Range Rover

According to Various Online resources, famous Soccer Player Gabriel Barbosa’s net worth is $57 Million at the age of 22. He earned the money from playing soccer professionally. Gabriel Barbosa is from Brazil.

Club Career

Gabriel joined Santos FC’s youth setup in 2004 when he was 8 years old. His prolific goalscoring earned him the nickname Gabigol throughout the club’s youth ranks. He signed a professional contract with a buyout clause of €50 million on 25 September 2012 and made his first-team debut against Grêmio Barueri on 17 January of the following year.

Santos

  • In a 0–0 draw against Flamengo, Gabriel made his league debut at the age of 16 on 26 May 2013. He scored his first professional goal on 22 August, netting the game’s only goal in a home success against Grêmio, for the year’s Copa do Brasil.
  • On 1 February 2014, Gabriel scored a brace and Santos’ 12,000th goal in a 5–1 victory against Botafogo-SP, for that year’s Campeonato Paulista championship. The tournament ended with him scoring seven goals, while Peixe finished second.
  • Gabriel netted his first Série A goal on 20 April 2014, scoring Sport Recife’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw at home. A new five-year contract was signed with the club on 23 September, and he finished the season with 21 goals, ten more than high-spending Leandro Damião.
  • Gabriel started the 2015 campaign on the bench but was promoted to first-choice after Robinho left.
  • He scored ten goals in the year’s Brasileirão and was the top scorer in Copa do Brasil with eight goals, with highlights including braces against Sport Recife, Joinville, and Atlético Mineiro won the first leg of the national cup final against Palmeiras.
  • As a result of his stunning season with Santos, he was named by Spanish sports magazine Don Balón one of the 101 best young talents in football in 2015.
  • Gabriel started the 2016 season with consecutive goals against São Bernardo and Ponte Preta. He scored a double in a 2–2 home draw against Palmeiras (3–2 win on penalties), helping his side reach the finals of the Paulistano for the eighth successive year.

Inter Milan

  • A day after landing in Milan the day before, Gabriel signed for Inter Milan in a deal reportedly worth €29.5 million on 27 August 2016.
  • In September 2016, Inter officially introduced Gabigol to the world in the auditorium Pirelli with a media show: the striker entered the press room after he appeared in a video below Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and then on Milan rooftops, clearly recalling the zone where Inter introduced Neymar in the past.
  • Gabigol made his debut on 25 September 2016, replacing Candreva in the 73rd minute. After coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 victory away to Bologna on 19 February, he scored his first goal for Inter.

Benfica

Gabriel joined the Portuguese club Benfica on a season-long loan deal on 31 August 2017. On 12 September, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a match against CSKA Moscow, replacing Álex Grimaldo in the 77th minute.

Gabriel made his Primeira Liga debut as a substitute in the 77th minute of a 2–1 loss to Boavista on 16 September 2017. In January, he left the club with just 165 minutes of playtime and a single goal scored against Olhanense for the Taça de Portugal.

Getting back to Santos

  • Gabriel’s former club Santos announced on 25 January 2018 that they had reached an agreement with Inter for him to return on a one-year loan deal. On 11 February, he made his return to the club, starting and scoring his team’s second in a 2–2 draw away against Ferroviária.
  • Gabriel started the 2–0 loss away to Real Garcilaso in his Copa Libertadores debut on 1 March 2018. The first hat-trick of his professional career came in a 5–1 home victory over Luverdense for the year’s national cup on 11 May.
  • Gabriel scored all three team goals in a 3–0 away win against Vasco da Gama on 1 September 2018.

Flamengo

  • Flamengo announced on 11 January 2019 that it had agreed on a loan deal with Inter Milan to sign Gabriel until 31 December 2019.
  • Flamengo’s Gabriel made his Flamengo debut on 23 January 2019 in a 1-1 draw against Resende in the Campeonato Carioca. Gabriel played all 90 minutes of the match. He scored his first Flamengo goal on 24 February 2019 in a 4-1 win against Americano, the start of a six-match scoring streak that includes goals in Copa Libertadores matches against San José and LDU Quito and braces against Portuguesa (RJ) and Madureira in the Carioca Championship.
  • Flamengo won the 2019 Campeonato Carioca, with Gabriel scoring 7 goals in 12 matches and being selected to the tournament team of the year.
  • Gabriel scored two late goals in the 2019 Copa Libertadores Final on 23 November, in which River Plate won 2–1, and was sent off during the match. He became the top scorer of the competition with nine goals.
  • After less than 24 hours, Flamengo became the champion of the Campeonato Brasileiro; Gabriel had scored 25 league goals in the championship and was the first player since Talio Maravilha in 1995 to be the nation’s leading scorer in two straight years. Gabriel also became the top goalscorer of the Brasilir*o in the double round-robin era, introduced in 2003.
  • Flamengo fans quickly adopted Gabriel as one of their favorite players and chanted the slogan Hoje tem gol do Gabigol (today Gabigol will score) frequently in the stadiums.
  • He won the Bola de Ouro award in Brazil and was named South American Footballer of the Year by the Uruguayan newspaper El Paus.
  • Flamengo announced on 27 January 2020 that the clubs had reached an agreement for a permanent transfer, and Gabriel signed a contract with the club until December 2024, reportedly worth €18.5m.

International Career

  • Gabriel was called up to Brazil’s under-15 team in November 2011. As a member of the under-17s, he played in a Miami tournament on 20 June 2013.
  • On 22 July 2014, Gabriel was named to the under-20 team for the upcoming L’Alc*dia International Football Tournament. As the competition’s top scorer, he missed the final 2–0 win over Levante UD due to a dismissal in the previous match against Argentina.
  • In addition, Gabriel was included in Alexandre Gallo’s 23-man squad for the 2015 South American U-20 Championship. On 20 January 2015, he scored his first goal in the competition, netting the last in a 2–0 victory against Venezuela.
  • Gabriel also played four friendlies with the under-23 side in 2015, scoring six goals in only four games. He participated in the host team which won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics under manager Rogério Micale.
  • Gabriel scored twice for Brazil in their final group game against Denmark, which they won 4–0.
  • Gabriel was called up to the full squad for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on 26 March 2016, replacing the suspended Neymar. However, he was only an unused substitute in the 2–2 draw at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asunción.
  • In May 2016, Gabriel was called up by manager Dunga to compete in the Copa América Centenario to be held in the United States. On 29 May, he made his full international debut, replacing Jonas and scoring the last goal in a 2–0 friendly win over Panama.
  • Gabriel was called up by manager Tite on 20 September 2019 for a pair of friendlies in Singapore against Senegal and Nigeria. Gabriel was Flamengo’s top scorer in the Campeonato Brasileiro at the time. Firmino was substituted for Gabriel against Nigeria.
  • Tite once again called Gabriel up for the first two matches of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru on 6 March 2020. The other members of Flamengo’s attacking trio, Bruno Henrique and Éverton Ribeiro were also called up.
  • His inclusion in Brazil’s squad for the 2021 Copa América on home soil was announced in June 2021.

Facts About Gabriel Barbosa

  • Listed among the most popular soccer players.
  • Also ranked among the elite list of famous Brazilians. Every year, Gabriel Barbosa celebrates his birthday on August 30.
  • Gabriel scored his first Série A goal on 20 April 2014, as his side drew 1–1 at home against Sport Recife.
  • On 23 September, he signed a new five-year contract with the club and finished the season with 21 goals, ten more than the high-spending Leandro Damião.
  • Gabriel played in only four friendlies for the under-23 side in 2015, scoring six goals. In 2016, he was also part of the host team that won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics under manager Rogerio Micale.
  • Gabriel was also named to Alexandre Gallo’s 23-man squad for the 2015 South American Youth Championship held in Uruguay. The goal came in a 2–0 win against Venezuela on 20 January 2015, his first in the competition.
  • Gabriel was appointed first-choice following the departure of Robinho after starting the campaign on the bench. He scored ten goals in the Brasileirao, and the top scorer in the Copa do Brasil with eight, including braces against Sport Recife, Joinville, and Atlético Mineiro, and the winner of the first leg of the final against Palmeiras.
  • As a result of his stunning season with Santos, he was named by Spanish sports magazine Don Balón one of the 101 best young talents in football in 2015.

FAQs

How old is Gabriel Barbosa?

25 years

What team does Gabigol play for?

Gabriel Barbosa Almeida (born 30 August 1996), commonly known as Gabigol or Gabi, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Flamengo and the Brazil national team.

Is Gabigol related to Neymar?

Neymar’s successor linked with Everton and West Ham. Gabriel Barbosa had the near-impossible task of following Neymar at Santos in 2014, and he very quickly became one of world football’s brightest young talents.

What happened to Gabigol?

Gabigol had lived up to his adopted name. After looking lost for three years, he had finally found his home. Fast forward two years and Barbosa remains hot property, having joined Flamengo on a permanent basis in January 2020 for £15m.