He began his career in Brazil, but it was in Portugal, more specifically at Benfica, that Jardel gained dimension as a centre-back and found out how it is like to be a national champion.
He beneficiated from the high-profile transfer of his countryman David Luiz – who had developed and had been promoted at Benfica – to the English team Chelsea, the
also Brazilian centre-back left Olhanense and gave a giant leap in his career joining the eagles in January 2011
He worked his way up in the career
were the clubs he represented in Brazil –, he showed himself in Portugal at Estoril (2009/10) and at
, until arriving at Luz and being able to give another glare to his professional career,
garnishing his curriculum with achievements– the first was the League Cup, in his first season at the eagles.
The native from Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina state, continued to add games (he is close to 200…) and trophies in the Benfica squad, writing his name in the gallery of the four-time national champions.
Jardel, born in Florianópolis, capital of the State of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, continued to rack up appearances (he has already exceeded 200…) and trophies in the Benfica squad, inscribing his name in the gallery of the four-time national champions.