A professional football player from Brazil, Jackson Henrique Goncalves Pereira plays as a midfielder. Despite his preference of position, Goncalves has played in almost every single position on the pitch, expect the goalkeeper’s. In 2002, Jackson began playing at the youth team in Internacional. The same year, he would move to Rio Branco and spend three seasons at their youth academy before moving onto Sao Paulo for 2005-06.
In 2007, Jackson made his debut for the first team at Sao Paulo but only played a single game before beginning a host of loan spells. His first loan move came in 2008, when he moved to Uberaba Esporte Clube but returned without playing a single game. The following season, Jackson joined Mogi Mirim on loan, playing 14 games before moving to Sao Caetano, where he only managed one appearance.
In 2010, Jackson moved to Botafogo but played only three games before being picked up by FC Dallas, both moves being out on loan. During 2010-11, Jackson played over 40 games for FC Dallas, scoring four goals, but in 2012, he returned to Brazil on a loan move, signing up with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.
In terms of trophies, Jackson won the Campeonato Paulista titles at the Under-17 and Under-20 level in 2005 and 2006. He was also part of the Campeonato Brasileiro Under-20 title winning team in 2006 as well as the Taca Belo Horizonte winning team. In 2007, Jackson won the Brazilian League title with Sao Paulo even though he didn’t play any major role with the side.