One of the most talented players in the history of the UAAP Men’s Football Tournament has announced his resolution to move towards the next chapter of his career.
Jarvey Gayoso, a two-time gold medalist with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, delivered the big news on his Instagram account alongside details that surround his situation with his alma mater and his immediate future.
The 22-year-old shared that he is set to be part of a local professional team in preparation to play for foreign clubs. He will also finish his college degree in the Katipunan school.
“Although this was a tough decision to make, ultimately I had to choose what I believe would be what’s best for me and my future.
“After my stint at this year’s Southeast Asian games, God blessed me with an opportunity to play professional football overseas,” said the two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player.
In his 63 UAAP appearances for the Blue and White, Gayoso scored 50 goals, the last of which came in the Season 81 championship game against archrivals De La Salle Green Archers. With the Blue Eagles trailing 0-1, the national team player equalized in stoppage to set the Ateneans on their way to victory.
Two years prior, the former Blue Eaglet scored the only goal to drag Ateneo past Far Eastern University in a tight 1-0 victory for Jay Pee Merida’s men. Gayoso may never don the Blue Eagle jersey ever again, but he has left good memories for those who have supported him and his teammates through thick and thin.
“The Ateneo and the Ateneo Men’s football team have prepared me well enough for my next step. I know the team will continue to represent the Ateneo name with the highest honor.”
In the end, becoming a professional player is naturally the next step for Gayoso, who looks to follow in the footsteps of goalkeeper Patrick Deyto, and defenders Marco Casambre and Amani Aguinaldo as UAAP alumni who earned the chance to demonstrate their prowess on foreign soil.
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