A professional football player from Brazil, Gabriel Vasconcellos Ferreira is a goalkeeper at the highest level of the game. A product of the famed youth academy at Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Gabriel spent five seasons, from 2006 to 2010, at the academy. He broke into the first team squad in 2010 and became a back-up to the first and second choice keepers at the club.
However, Gabriel has immense talent and in 2010, got a call up for the Brazilian senior team squad, getting an opportunity to train with the national team in Barcelona. The following season, he got called up as the first choice goalkeeper for the Brazilian Under-15 team and Gabriel led the team to the South American Youth Championship win in 2011, followed by the FIFA Under-20 World Cup win the same year.
Although he hasn’t played for Cruzeiro yet, he continues to be one of the biggest prospects for the team, in the future.