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Top facts about Gabriel Menino

A look at the Top facts about Gabriel Menino including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Gabriel Menino

 is a Brazilian midfield who currently plays for Palmeiras football club and Brazil national team. Born in 2000 at Morungaba, Brazil, Menino started his career in 2017 by joining Palmeiras' academy. Menino stayed at the academy for the next two seasons. He quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to the Palmeiras senior team in 2019.

Menino had a dream start to his professional career. He wasted little time to show his worth and became a regular starter right from the start. In his first Professional season, Menino played 56 games for Palmeiras, including 24 at the Brazilian Serie A and 12 games at the 20-21 Libertadores.

Palmeiras did not have a successful season domestically as they finished at the seventh place, But their biggest achievement was at the continental level as they won the club's second ever Libertadores title by beating Santos 1-0 in the final.

Menino was superb for


on their way to the Libertadores title. He registered 3 goals and 1 assist in 12 games. His fine performances earned him a call up to the national team and caught the eyes of many scouts from the biggest European Clubs.

Menino has been a member of Brazil's youth and senior teams. He played a total of 8 games and scored 1 goal for Brazil's U20 and U23 sides. Many big European clubs, including Chelsea, Dortmund and Liverpool have been monitoring his situation and are keen to secure his services. At 20 years of age, Gabriel Menino has established himself as one of the promising talents of Brazil. Now let's have a look at the top

facts about Gabriel Menino


Top facts about Gabriel Menino you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the top facts about Gabriel Menino. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Gabriel Vinicius Menino

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 29 September 2000 / Morungaba, Brazil

  • Height & Weight:

    1.76 m /70 kg

  • Marital Status:


  • Wife/Girlfriend

    : Not Known

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team

    : Palmeiras

  • Jersey Number:

    25 at Palmeiras and 8 at Brazil U23

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Libra

Gabriel Menino Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Gabriel Menino is about his birthday.

Gabriel Menino's Birthday

is at 29th day of September 2000. Gabriel Menino nationality is Brazilian. Menino was born in Morungaba, Brazil.

Gabriel Menino zodiac sign is Libra. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 29th of September are:

Footballers: Per Mertesacker, Andriy Shevchenko and Mathieu Valbuena/ Basketball players: Kevin Durant/ Singers: Halsey

Gabriel Menino Childhood story 

At this part we will look at the top facts about Gabriel Menino Childhood story as well as the family and the background he grew up in.

Gabriel Menino was born into a football-loving family from Morungaba, Brazil. Like many other Brazilian kids, His parent encouraged him to pursue his dreams of becoming a footballer.Menino started his amateur career at the local academy,


. His quality, versatility and dynamism attracted the attention of Palmeiras and in 2017 the Sao Paulo-based giants agreed to sign him to play in their youth teams.

In 2017 he entered Palmeiras' famous academy. Starting out at the club as a 13-year-old, he was initially a center-back, despite not being particularly physically imposing. He rose through the ranks with ease and earned himself a place in the senior team at 2020.

In his first year at the club, Menino was a member of the Copa do Brazil U-17 winning team. With Palmeiras, Menino won numerous youth titles, including the Copa do Brasil at U17 level, and the Campeonato Paulista (twice) and Campeonato Brasileiro with the U20 team.

Speaking to ESPN, one of Menino's former coaches, Gustavo Nabinger, said: "

Menino came at the end of 2013 to trial as a centre-back and he was quickly approved. But I quickly changed his position, because he was good going forward and getting into the box.

'He marked well, like he does now, and he was strong for his age but not very tall."

At the beginning of 2020, after some excellent performances in the pre-season Florida Cup tournament, he was permanently promoted to the senior squad by former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

Menino's idol during his childhood was


, who was playing at Santos at the time. He later had the chance to share the pitch with the Brazilian superstar and recalled the memory in an interview in 2020.

I idolized Neymar when I was a kid. One time Santos were playing not too far away and I begged my father to take me. We went and I remember screaming, ‘Neymar, Neymar’ the whole match until I completely lost my voice.

Gabriel Menino wife, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no official news about

Gabriel Menino's girlfriend

as he has successfully kept his private life away from the media. He has not shared any pictures of himself with any girls on his social media accounts. Any new information about Gabriel Menino love life will be published here at SportMob.

Gabriel Menino Career

Menino's professional career started in January 2020 when he played his first game for Palmeiras. He made his first team debut in a 4–0 win over Ituano in the Campeonato Paulista, playing the full 90 minutes. His first professional goal was scored on 17 September 2020, in a 2–1 win against Bolívar in the Copa Libertadores.

Menino's first season at the Professional level proved fruitful as he played over 50 games for the club and won three major titles, the Campeonato Paulista, The Copa do Brasil and the Libertadores title. Menino played 85 minutes at the final of Libertadores as Palmeiras won its second ever continental title.

For his amazing performances, Menino was selected in the


team of the season and the IFFHS CONMEBOL Youth Team of the Year. Overall, Menino scored 3 goals and assisted one time in 56 games for Palmeiras across all competitions.

Menino's future has been the subject of much speculations since June 2021 and many big European giants are trying to sign the talented youngster. For now he has stayed at his boyhood club. Menino has registered 2 goals and 1 assist in 21 games for Palmeiras in the current Serie A season.

With Brazil youth and senior national teams

Menino was called up to the Brazil under-20 team in October 2018. He played 7 games and scored 1 goal before being promoted to the U23 team three years later. Menino played only one match for the U23 team and was called up to the senior side in 2021.


's manager, Tite said in an interview that Menino has a great future with the national team ahead of him:

He also trained as a youth at full-back...We have looked at all his personal and technical abilities. We tracked his entire history, as well as watching four games in the stands and eight on television. He is a new talent coming up in a crucial position for us.

Being called up to the national team was an unbelievable moment for Menino who just turned professional one year ago. In an interview with UOL Menino talked about his reaction to hearing the news:

I was having lunch with my mother, my agent called and he congratulated me,” he told UOL. “And I said, 'Again?' I thought it was for my goal against Bolivar. He then said I was going to wear the yellow shirt, and I didn't understand. So, he sent the video. I was emotional, my mother too, we cried together and that was when I began to understand.

Menino is yet to debut for Brazil national team and is expected to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On 17 June 2021, Menino was named in the Brazil squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Gabriel Menino playing style

In some of the online profiles of Menino, he has been talked up as the 'new Yaya Toure' or 'Brazilian Yaya Toure', which is somewhat misleading. That moniker is down to quote from the aforementioned youth coach Nabinger, who encouraged Menino to watch videos of Toure to aid his transition from defense to midfield.

Menino first broke into the Palmeiras team as a right-back, using his combination of defensive, physical and ball-playing skills to adapt to the position and take the step up with ease.

As the season progressed, he was moved up the pitch and used as a right-sided central midfielder, alongside fellow academy product Patrick de Paula. It was as a right-back, however, that he was called up to Tite's Selecao squad in September 2020. Menino himself has revealed that his main objective is to become Dani Alvez' successor at the Brazilian national team.

Gabriel Menino Transfermarket stats

According to

Gabriel Menino Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 79 games for one club (Palmeiras). He has scored 5 goals and has provided 10 assists for his team mates.

Gabriel Menino is a very versatile player. During his career, Menino has played 16 games as a right-back, 13 games as a right midfield, 12 games as a defensive midfield, 11 games as a central midfield, 7 games as an attacking midfield, 3 games as a right-winger and 2 games as a left midfield.

On the international level Gabriel Menino Transfermarket stats shows that he is yet to play for Brazil national team. Menino started his international career at Brazil U20 with 1 goals in 7 games. He has also played 1 game for Brazil U23 team and is set to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Menino is currently under contract with Palmeiras until the end of December 2024. Un1que football is his agent. Menino has an estimated net worth of 5 million Dollars in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings.

Gabriel Menino market value

is at 14 million Euros.

  • Like many other football stars, Gabriel Menino is passionate about playing video games, especially the FIFA game. Gabriel Menino rating in FIFA 21 is 76 (his overall rating) with a potential of 84. He has got a 3-star skill moves rating.

  • Gabriel Menino religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. It is not known whether he is a devoted religious person or not.

  • Gabriel Menino's idol for a long time has been Lionel Messi. Menino once said in an interview with Fox Sports that he dreams of playing for Barcelona and alongside his idol, Lionel Messi.

Gabriel Menino is active in social media. Gabriel Menino Instagram account, ‌(


) has around 645k followers.

Gabriel Menino Height is 1.76 meters. Gabriel Menino weight is 70kg.

Gabriel Menino position

is the attacking midfield. Although he has also played many games as a right winger and a centre forward.

The most interesting facts about

Gabriel Menino tattoos

is that he does not have any tattoos on his body. It is not a surprise though as he is only 20 years old.

Gabriel Menino Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of


's article on top facts about Gabriel Menino is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On His shortcut to success at the professional level:

I feel like I’m in a dream. Everything has happened so, so quickly. My professional debut, the first title, my first goal, the Selecao, that night in Argentina, reaching the Libertadores final – every step has felt like a dream. It seems like yesterday that I was a supporter.

On his feelings after being called up to Brazil national team:

It was an indescribable feeling. The Brazilian national team is the ultimate for any player and it was only my first year as a professional. I remember getting there and looking at players I played as on video games. I just couldn’t believe it. It took me a while to take in. Everyone was so cool with me and the quality of the players was something else. I learned a lot. It was incredible to be there and it made me so determined to keep getting called up.

On his playing style:

I think my football today fits in Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, maybe even Manchester City,” Menino told A Bola. “They are all teams with very strong players, with a quick touch of the ball, they like to attack and defend in blocks. (Portuguese newspaper A Bola)

On his objectives:

It is my goal, my biggest dream is to play in Europe, to be a great idol in a European team. I am working hard in Palmeiras to arrive and stay, not stay a year and leave. I want to build a career and a history. I work hard and I will work hard on that. When I arrive, I will try to be an idol, experienced and full of titles.

Gabriel Menino records and achievements

We round up our article on the top

facts about Gabriel Menino

with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Palmeriras:

Campeonato Paulista, Copa do Brasil and Copa Libertadores (All in 2020)

Individual awards:

CONMEBOL Libertadores Team of the Tournament: 2020

IFFHS CONMEBOL Youth Team of The Year: 2020

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