In 1963 he moved to the club "Botafogo", which then played a stellar cast - 1962 world champions, the Nilton Santos, Zagallo, Garrincha. Increasingly, the main part of the young got Jairzinho. In "Botafogo" conductor's talent Gerson already revealed in all its fullness. In addition, he has always played in the Brazilian national team, and hoped that he would take revenge on fate 1966 championship. Just before leaving the team to England, he was in great shape. The last control game against Sweden Gerson stunning beauty and precision scored with a penalty kick.