- Born: 20/03/1987
- Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Apps/ Goals: 23 (13) / 7
Brazilian striker Jô re-joined Everton on loan from Manchester City in July 2009.
The frontman had impressed on a shorter loan deal at the end of the 2008/09 campaign and in the summer David Moyes moved to secure his services for a further season.
Known by his parents as João Alves de Assis Silva, the 21-year-old started his professional football career with Brazilian side Corinthians in 2003, scoring 13 goals in 85 appearances.
The Sao Paulo-born striker then transferred to CSKA Moscow in 2005, scoring a total of 14 goals in his first 18 appearances – whilst making several appearances in the Champions League. He also aided the Russian club to the Premier League title and the Russian Cup in 2006.
In July 2008, Jô moved to the Premier League, which was then Man City's record signing for £18 million on a four-year deal. He joined the side boasting a record of 44 goals in 77 games from his time with CSKA.
The striker scored his first Premier League goal in City's 6-0 victory over Portsmouth, shortly after scoring his first two goals for City in their 2-1 victory over Cyprus' Omonia Nicosia in the UEFA Cup in September 2008.
Jo received his first international call-up in May 2007, and has represented his home country three times.
After finding chances hard to come by at City, he switched to Goodison Park on loan in January 2009, making his debut in early February - and it was a memorable one. After winning a penalty, he scored two goals in the Toffees' 3-0 win over Bolton.
He ended that loan spell with five goals from his 12 games and a further deal was subsequently agreed.
Jo was in and out of the team in the first part of the 2009/10 season before he was disciplined by the Club for returning to his homeland without permission.
His loan deal was soon cut short as he returned to City in January before heading almost immediately to Galatasaray.
Following his spell in Turkey, the striker made a handful of appearances for Manchester City but returned to Brazil to join Internacional in July 2011.