Gabriel Armando de Abreu, commonly known as Gabriel Paulista or simply Gabriel, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Spanish club Valencia CF. He began his career with Vitória in 2010, winning two Campeonato Baiano titles and finishing as runner-up in the 2010 Copa do Brasil. He also spent a season-and-a-half in Spain's top flight with Villarreal before joining Arsenal in January 2015. In August 2017, Gabriel completed a move to Valencia.
About Gabriel Paulista
Professional soccer player best known for becoming a fan favorite when he joined the English club Arsenal in 2015. He began his professional career playing with Vitória in his homeland Brazil before transitioning to the Spanish club Villarreal.
He began his youth soccer career in 2009 playing with Taboão da Serra before joining the Vitória football club, where he would ultimately begin his senior career.
In 2013, he was named the best central defender at the Campeonato Baiano.
Though a native of Sao Paolo, Brazil, he later lived in London, England.
He replaced injured Brazilian national player David Luiz during a friendly match against France and Chile in March 2015.
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