Antony is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team.
He was born on February 24, 2000, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Antony joined Manchester United on August 31, 2022, and made his debut on September 3, 2022, against Arsenal.
Antony has won one trophy with Manchester United, the 2023 EFL Cup.
However, he was recently accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin, but he denies the allegations.
Official statement by Antony tonight on Instagram regarding news of São Paulo court investigated him for domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin. 🚨⤵️ #MUFC pic.twitter.com/KVUsTRqjiy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 4, 2023
Who is Gabriela Cavallin?
Gabriela Cavallini is the ex-girlfriend of Manchester United winger Antony.
She has accused him of domestic violence, including headbutting her and cutting her hand to the bone while she was pregnant.
Cavallini has shared evidence of violence from Antony through text messages, per Pulse Sports.
She has spoken publicly for the first time about the abuse she suffered while living with Antony, describing it as being in “private captivity”.
ESPN reported that Cavallini described four accounts of domestic violence or threats, with the most recent incident occurring on May 20.
The allegations made by Cavallini have had a significant impact on both Antony’s personal life and his professional career.
Antony’s reputation has been tarnished by the allegations of domestic abuse made by his ex-girlfriend.
The allegations have led to a public outcry, with many people calling for Antony to be held accountable for his actions.
Cavallini has shared evidence of violence and new texts amid accusations of domestic abuse, which has further damaged Antony’s reputation.
The allegations have had a negative impact on Antony’s career as a footballer.
Manchester United has not yet commented on the allegations, but it is likely that they will take some action if the allegations are proven to be true.
The allegations could also have an impact on Antony’s future career prospects.
Other clubs may be hesitant to sign him if he is seen as a liability due to his alleged history of domestic abuse.
Cavallin has said that she will prosecute Antony in England if necessary.
If the allegations are proven to be true, Antony could face legal consequences, including fines and imprisonment.
The allegations could also lead to changes in the law around domestic abuse, as they have brought the issue to the forefront of public attention.
Antony started his professional career at Sao Paulo in Brazil before moving to Ajax in the Netherlands in 2020.
He played for Ajax for two seasons, during which he scored 24 goals and provided 22 assists in 82 appearances.
In August 2022, Manchester United signed Antony for a transfer fee of €95 million, making him the second-most expensive player in the club’s history.
Antony made his debut for Manchester United on September 5, 2022, against Arsenal, and scored his first goal for the club in that game.
Antony’s performance at Manchester United has been mixed.
As of April 2023, he has scored seven goals and provided no assists in all competitions.
Some critics have pointed out that his final product is not good enough for an £85m forward.
However, others have praised his skills and potential. Kenneth Perez, a former Ajax and PSV forward, described Antony as a showman who can be decisive.
Antony has a propensity to shoot a lot, with his 79 efforts ranking second in the Ajax team last season.
He is also known for his ball recoveries, with 101 recoveries in the same season.
Antony’s journey from the slums of Brazil to Manchester United has been remarkable.
He started playing football for a futsal team in his hometown before moving to Sao Paulo.
He then moved to Ajax, where he caught the attention of Manchester United’s new manager, Erik ten Hag.
Antony has said that he feels no pressure on a football pitch and that he is not scared of anything in football because of the things he has seen in his life.
Despite the criticism he has received for his performance at Manchester United, Antony remains a promising young player with the potential to become a star in the future.