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Jhonnattann Benites



Jhonattan Benites
  • Name Jhonnattann
  • Surname Benites
  • Position Striker
  • Date of Birth July 27, 1989
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Previous Club Najran SC

Jhonnattann Da Conceicao was born in Brazil on the 27 June 1989.

Jhonnattann signed his first professional contract with Cordoso Moreira FC, a club from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He had a very successful spell with the club during which he scored 12 goals.
Then, he moved to another Brazilian side namely A.D. Cabofriense where he continued showing his scoring skills by netting 10 goals before moving to another club where he netted another 15 goals.
The Brazilian winger moved to Volta Redonda where in two seasons he managed to score no less than 25 goals.

In season 2012-13, Jhonnattann was brought to Malta by Valletta, and with the Citizens he played during the Euro Cup matches and in the 1st round of the UEFA Champions League commitments. After scoring a brace in the first leg in the trashing 8-0 win over Lusitans, he scored the winning goal in the away leg. However, Valletta failed to reach an agreement with Jhonnattann over his contract and the club released him.

Jhonnattann joined Birkirkara in August 2012, he signed a three-year contract.

Jhonnattann made his official debut with the Stripes on the 20th August 2012 in the first match of the Premier League 2012-2013, against Melita. He was included as a substitute late in the second half, and moments later he scored. It was the fourth goal, of the 4-0 victory Birkirkara registered over Melita.

Jhonnattann’s firing performance established him as the Stripes’ deadly striker. The Club’s best striker was a key player for the yellow-reds to clinch their fourth Championship in their history.

The Brazilian utility player, who played most of the matches as a striker made 31 league appearances, in which he started 27 matches, while he was included as a substitute four times.

In the Premier League, Jhonnattann manage to net no less than 14 goals to be the Club’s best scorer while he was voted the man-of-the-match for no less than eleven times, being the most player in the league to be voted as the man-of-the-match.

Jhonnattann’s 2013-2014 season didn’t start on the best note that it could be started as he had to miss the pre-season for personal reasons. However, he returned with the squad on the 10 September.

His goal scoring skills in the 2013-2014 BOV Premier League established him as the second best forward in the competition after netting twenty-one goals from twenty-eight matches played in which he started twenty-five matches while included as a substitute three times. During the same competition, he was also the team’s most voted BOV Player of the Match by winning this award eight times.

At the end of season 2013-2014 Jhonnattann left Birkirkara and joined Al Muharraq in Bahrain. Before coming to Malta, Jhonnattann also played with Cordoso Moreira FC and A.D Cabofriense both clubs are in Brazil.

In the summer of 2015, he was back in Maltese football, this time with Valletta and he enjoyed two excellent seasons that were highlighted by helping the Citizens to the league title in 2015-16.

After leaving Valletta, Jhonnattann returned to the Middle East where he played in Saudi Arabia with Al-Batin, Al-Taawoun, Al-Sahel Club, Al-Kholood and Najran SC.

In all, Jhonnattann made 79 appearances in the Premier League scoring 39 goals and provided 32 assists.

Jhonnattann rejoined Valletta FC in August 2023.