Gabriel Martinelli follows the serial trend of Brazilian footballers who are generally known to be very talented unique with the youngster proving an incredible talent. Indeed at 18, he was regularly making appearances with the Arsenal first team, such is the raw ability of the youngster.
Let us take a closer look at Gabriel Martinelli’ Early Life/Biography, Career, Networth, and lots more.
Gabriel Martinelli Early Life/Biography
Gabriel Martinelli was born on June 18, 2001, in Guarulhos in Brazil to Mrs. Silva(Mother) and Joao Martinelli(Father). Gabriel Martinelli comes from a family of 4 consisting of him, an elder brother, and both parents.
Gabriel Martinelli’s mother is a full Brazilian native while his father is of Italian ancestry, hence Gabriel Martinelli is of dual nationality, a Brazilian, and an Italian.
Gabriel Martinelli’s love affair with football did not begin recently or when he actually started playing professional football, he has always been a football maniac right from childhood as he’d go to games with his parents, play football with his friends and train at home with his brother.
Gabriel Martinelli revealed in an interview that his childhood footballing idol was Brazilian football god and megastar, Ronaldo DeLima who at his prime was by far the best player in the world.
In a documentary with the Arsenal official website, Gabriel Martinelli spoke about his admiration for Ronaldo
“I would always dream of being Ronaldo – I loved him. His nickname says it all: The Phenomenon. He was my biggest idol when I was growing up, well, him and my dad. My dad always told me he was an amazing footballer too. But when I saw him playing, I wasn’t too sure about that! That’s OK, though, because he’s still my inspiration anyway.”
Gabriel Martinelli has not really been a fan of Western education as he attended school but never really focus as he would always make clear his dream of being a footballer rather than probably a banker or lawyer.
Gabriel Martinelli’ Career
At the tender age of eight(8), Gabriel Martinelli was already playing for Corinthians Futsal team in Brazil. Gabriel Martinelli later moved to Ituano, a division 4 side on the Brazilian football league, at 14 after series of breakthroughs with Corinthians
On the 4th of November 2017, Gabriel Martinelli signed a contract with Ituano, one which was his maiden professional contract. Four months later, the youngster made his first senior appearance in a cameo appearance. Six months after his debut appearance, Gabriel Martinelli bagged his first professional goal which marked the first of many.
After trials with FC Barcelona and Manchester United in a bid to earn a big move, Gabriel Martinelli would receive a call from the red side of London as Arsenal had seemed the raw talent in the young talent.
In the summer of 2019, Arsenal parted with a modest fee of £6m with reported intentions of keeping him with the junior team till he was ready for the senior team, he however proved ready for the senior team from the onset and is a crucial member of the attacking setup.
Gabriel Martinelli’ Awards
Gabriel Martinelli seems destined for big things and numerous awards, however, at such a young age it should come as no surprise that he only has a handful of awards which we will look at.
Here is a list of awards won by Gabriel Martinelli
Campeonato Paulista Best Newcomer
Campeonato Paulista Countryside player of the year
Campeonato Paulista Team of the year
Gabriel Martinelli’ Wife
Gabriel Martinelli is married to Rachel Akemy who has been with him for a very long time, he married back in July 2019 when he was eighteen(18) years of age.
Gabriel Martinelli Net Worth
Gabriel Martinelli is achieving a lot at his tender age and is already making a lot of money.
In the year 2020, Gabriel Martinelli has a net worth of around $4.5 million