Jhonata Batista

Jhonata Batista

Jhonata Batista

Forward

Height

5'9

Weight

177

Date of Birth

February 13, 1996

9

Jersey Number

Career

  • Matches: 26
  • Minutes: 2194
  • Goals: 14
  • Assists: 7
  • Discipline: Yellow: 7
  • Club debut: May 1, 2016 vs New York Cosmos

Overview

Jhonata was the club’s top scorer with 5 goals in 2019, despite missing four matches through injury and suspension as he totaled 773 minutes played.  He found the net twice on opening day against Hartford City and once away to NY Athletic Club and the Rhode Island Reds and at home to NY Athletic Club.

He is Boston City’s second all-time leading scorer with 14, three behind Isaac Nana Addai and is fourth all-time in appearances with 2,194 minutes played.  He is second all-time with 6 assists, two shy of Addai’s total.

Jhonata spent the 2018 NPSL campaign with cross-state rival Greater Lowell after playing for two seasons with Boston City FC.

The goal-hungry Brazilian was averaging a goal per game in 2017 when he suffered a season-ending injury.  In 2016, he had struggled to hit the target having arrived from playing in the NPSL in California, scoring twice in 13 matches before injury kept him sidelined.

The hard-working forward rejoined the Lions in the fall after his spell in Lowell, scoring freely for the BCFC II team as they just missed out on promotion in the BSSL and netting in U.S. Open Cup qualifying.  In 2019, Batista scored the winner in a 2-1 McKenzie Cup victory over Mystic River to open the BSSL season and then fired four goals in a 5-3 win away to Lynnfield Legends in league action.