Seasoned, a Brazil international, Jonas arrived at Benfica in 2014/15 to add up titles and goals. He was always champion and in 2015/16 he finished the Portuguese League as the top goal scorer.
He is already the second best foreign goal scorer ever in the history of Benfica with 100 goals
. In three seasons, he always left a trace of class, goals and influence. A sublime attacker the Club rescued in a difficult stage of his career, after being released by
He was the Portuguese League top goal scorer in his second season (32 goals)
, after that chance had been taken from him in his debut season due to a wrongly disallowed goal for offside in the last game of the season. Since the beginning of his career it was clear he was a special player, still in his youth, when he made his debut in the first team of
and in that year, he scored 12 goals in 26 matches.
But it was five years later, already at
, that he really stood out. In 2010, he scored 42 goals.
Next, he began his European adventure, moving to
, for four years, where in his best two seasons he scored 19 goals in each. In September 2014, already after the close of the transfer window, Benfica saw a star player without club and signed him.
And made him one of the flagships of the unprecedented fourth consecutive league title.