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Gabriel Jesus: Fast-tracked from the favelas to the Premier League

(CNN)He's still only 21 but Gabriel Jesus has already won the English Premier League, an Olympic gold medal and has led the line for his country at a World Cup.Born in a Sao Paulo favela, Jesus lived for football and was quickly fast-tracked to the top of Brazilian football after he was talent spotted while playing with his local boys team. "I went to see him and he only took 10 minutes to impress me," football scout Jaime Melo told COPA90. Meteoric rise Jesus joined Palmeiras's youth system in 2013 and scored 54 goals in 48 games during his first season at Verdão.After just two years in the club's academy, the Brazilian was handed his senior debut, coming on as a substitute. "From that moment onwards, I've never stopped believing," Jesus ...
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