Gelson (Angolan footballer)

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Gelson
Personal information
Full name Jacinto Muondo Dala
Date of birth (1996-07-13) 13 July 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rio Ave (loan from Sporting CP)
Youth career
2012–2013 1º de Agosto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 1º de Agosto 72 (46)
2017– Sporting B 23 (17)
2017– Sporting CP 1 (0)
2018–Rio Ave (loan) 7 (2)
National team
2014– Angola 18 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2017

Jacinto Muondo Dala (born 13 July 1996), best known as Gelson, is an Angolan footballer who plays for Rio Ave F.C. on loan from Sporting CP in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. He can play as an attacking midfielder or a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Luanda, Gelson began his career with local C.D. Primeiro de Agosto. In July 2015, it was reported that he was being scouted by Portugal's S.L. Benfica.[1] He scored 23 goals in 27 games as his team won the Girabola in 2016, and subsequently he and teammate Ary Papel signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal for undisclosed fees on contracts with €60 million release clauses.[2]

After arriving in Lisbon in January 2017, Gelson made his debut for Sporting B in LigaPro on 15 January, playing the full 90 minutes of a 4–0 loss at Portimonense. Eight days later he scored his first goal, opening a 1–1 home draw with S.C. Covilhã. He totalled 13 goals in 17 games in his first season in the league, including four on 2 April in a 5–1 win over S.C. Olhanense.[3] He was first called up to Jorge Jesus' main squad for the Primeira Liga match at C.D. Feirense on 13 May,[4] remaining unused in a 2–1 loss, but made his top flight debut eight days later in the final match of the season, replacing namesake Gelson Martins at the end of a 4–1 win over G.D. Chaves at the Estádio José Alvalade.[5]

Back in the reserves on 30 September 2017, Gelson scored a hat-trick in a 4–3 home win over C.D. Santa Clara.[6]

International career[edit]

Gelson made his international debut for Angola on 13 June 2015 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against the Central African Republic at the Estádio Nacional da Tundavala, scoring twice in a 4–0 victory.[1] On 4 July, he scored both goals in a win over Swaziland in Luanda to win the tie 4–2 on aggregate in the preliminary round of 2016 African Nations Championship qualification.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 03 January 2018[8]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1º de Agosto 2013 Girabola 4 2 4 2
2014 Girabola 19 9 2 1 21 10
2015 Girabola 26 8 26 8
2016 Girabola 27 23 1 0 28 23
Total 76 42 3 1 0 0 0 0 79 43
Sporting B 2016–17 LigaPro 17 13 17 13
2017–18 LigaPro 6 4 6 4
Total 23 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 17
Sporting CP 2016–17 Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017–18 Primeira Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Rio Ave 2017–18 Primeira Liga 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2018–19 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 100 59 4 1 0 0 0 0 104 60

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Angola's goal tally first.[8]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2015 Estádio Nacional da Tundavala, Lubango, Angola  Central African Republic 1–0 4–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 3–0
3. 4 July 2015 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola  Swaziland 1–0 2–0 2016 African Nations Championship qualification
4. 2–0
5. 24 October 2015 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola  South Africa 1–1 1–2 2016 African Nations Championship qualification
6. 13 November 2015 Estadio Nacional de Ombaka, Benguela, Angola  South Africa 1–0 1–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 21 January 2016 Stade Huye, Butare, Rwanda  DR Congo 1–3 2–4 2016 African Nations Championship
8. 3 September 2016 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola  Madagascar 1–1 1–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
9. 10 June 2017 Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso 1–1 1–3 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gelson na mira de clubes europeus" [Gelson in the sights of European clubs]. Jornal dos Desportos (in Portuguese). 23 July 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Gelson, Ary Papel sign for Sporting of Portugal". ANGOP.com. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Furacão' Gelson Dala arrasa Olhanense" ['Hurricane' Gelson Dala rocks Olhanense] (in Portuguese). Notícias ao Minuto. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Gelson Dala estreia-se nos convocados do Sporting" [Gelson Dala chosen for Sporting for the first time]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 13 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Gelson Dala estreou-se pela equipa principal do Sporting" [Gelson Dala makes his debut in Sporting's first team] (in Portuguese). Rede Angola. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "'Hat trick' de Gelson Dala no triunfo de Sporting B, Benfica B vence em Coimbra" [Gelson Dala 'hat-trick' in Sporting B's triumph, Benfica B win in Coimbra] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Selecção de Futebol derrota Suazilândia" [National team defeat Swaziland]. Jornal de Angola (in Portuguese). 5 July 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Angola – Gelson – Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • Gelson at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Gerson 1º de Agosto profile