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Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus
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Birthplace Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Height 185 cm
Weight 76 kg
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Debut in serie A

Juan Guilherme Jesus Nunes, better known as Juan Jesus, was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on 10 June 1991.

He came through the youth set-up at Internacional, making his professional debut against Deportivo Quito in the Copa Libertadores on 12 March 2010, aged 18 years, nine months and two days. 

The Brazilian defender played for the Porto Alegre-based side until January 2012, making 26 apperances in total. During that time, Internacional claimed three trophies - the 2010 Libertadores, the 2011 Gaucho state championship and the Recopa Sudamericana of the same year.

Juan Jesus first earned international recognition in 2010. The defender was called up to the Brazil under-20 side in January 2011, playing all eight matches for the Seleção as Ney Franco's team went on to win the continent's premier youth tournament. That same year, Juan Jesus also featured for his country at the Under-20 World Cup, featuring in six of his side's seven matches. He also earned an Olympic silver medal at the London 2012 games, starting every fixture of the tournament as Brazil lost to Mexico in the final.

Juan Jesus moved to Inter on 31 January 2012, making his Serie A bow on 13 May in the final match of the season against Lazio. Following his debut for the Nerazzurri, the defender became an important figure in the Inter backline, making 109 appearances and scoring once in Serie A between 2012-13 and 2015-16. His move to Roma in July 2016 sees him become the 41st Brazilian to turn out for the Giallorossi. 

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