Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jonas calls it a career in farewell to Benfica

Jonas has called it time on his playing career thus ending his brilliant five seasons with Benfica. Jonas will be saying his good byes to the clubs fans tomorrow when Benfica plays its presentation game against Anderlecht, the club will also pay the final year of Jonas' contract. Jonas retires as the second all time leading foreign scorer in Benfica history, only trailing Oscar Cardozo's 166 goals. Jonas appeared in 183 games for Benfica across all competitions, scoring 137 times while setting up another 43. Jonas started his playing career in his home country of Brazil and European clubs took notice when he won the Brazilian league golden boot with Gremio in 2010.

He then moved to his other only European club Valencia in the winter of 2011 spending over 3 seasons with the Spanish side before signing as a free agent with Benfica in the fall of 2014. While at Benfica, Jonas has won 9 club trophies, four of them the league championship and was named the Portuguese League player of the year on two occasions while also being awarded the golden boot twice. Jonas will also be remembered as a vital member of a club that has regained its former glory over the past few seasons.

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