Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 5 April 1999, Gabriel Novaes is a Brazilian striker who started his career in the youth team at his home town club of Sao Paulo. With the U20 side he won the ‘Copa de Sao Paolo de Futebol Junior’, also known as the ‘Copinha’, which brings together the best teams in the age group from all over Brazil. Sao Paulo beat Vasco de Gama on penalties in the final with Gabriel top scorer in the tournament with 10 goals.
Gabriel is a centre forward who stands out for his powerful right foot and his prowess in the air given height of 184cm.
On 31 January 2019 FC Barcelona announce an agreement with Sao Paulo to bring the player in on loan until the 30 June 2020 with an option to buy.