Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Honors and FIFA 19 Ratings

Vinicius Jnr. Biography

Vinicius Junior is a footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazil U-20 team. In June 2017, Vinicius was ranked at 39th on The Telegraph’s list of the best under-21 players in the world. He was the only player playing in South America at the time to appear on the list. He was born in São Gonçalo, Rio de  Janeiro on July 12, 2000.

Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Family, Honors and FIFA 19 Ratings

 

Vinicius Jnr. Profile 

Full Name: Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior
Date of Birth: 12 July 2000
Place of Birth: São Gonçalo (Rio de Janeiro)
Age: 18
Height: 1.76 m
Nationality: Brazil
Position: Forward- Left Wing
Foot: Right
Agent: TFM Agency
Current club: Real Madrid
Joined: July 12, 2018
Contract until: June 30, 2025
Outfitter Nike

Vinicius Jnr. Age 

He was born in São Gonçalo, a metropolitan city of Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 2000, to poor parents.  Vinicius Jnr. 18 years-old as of January 2019.

Vinicius Jnr. Contract

Vinicius Jnr. is currently under contract with Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid. He is signed to the club from July 12, 2018, to  June 30, 2025. His transfer value is currently set at £35 million.

Vinicius Jnr. Club Career

Youth Teams

Vinicius Jnr. came through the ranks of  Brazilian side Flamengo. Initially, Vinicius started as a futsal player then he later switched to football when he was dropped at a trial. He began his football career at the age of 13. Having done well at football trials, Vinicius Jnr was signed to Flamengo U-20 team in 2010.

Flamengo

Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Family, Honors and FIFA 19 Ratings

Vinicius Jnr. made his professional debut for Flamengo on 13 May 2017 against Atletico Mineiro. A few days later he signed a contract extension from 2019 to 2022 due to interest from Real Madrid.  The contract has in it a buyout clause of 35 million making it easy for Real Madrid to snap him up.

On 10 August 2017, Vinícius scored the first professional goal of his career in a Copa Sudamericana second round leg 2 match against Palestino in a 5–0 win for Flamengo. He scored one goal, 30 seconds after being substituted on in the 72nd minute. On 19 August 2017, Vinícius scored his first Brazilian Série A goals for Flamengo, in a 2–0 win against Atlético Goianiense.

Real Madrid

Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Family, Honors and FIFA 19 Ratings

Real Madrid made a deal to sign Vinicius from Flamengo on 23 May 2017. However, the deal will be effective after his 18th birthday on 12 July 2018 due to the age restriction on international transfer. His transfer fee of €46 million is the second highest received by a Brazilian club,  Neymar’s  €86 is the highest.

Vinicius officially became a Real Madrid player on 20 July 2018. He was issued the squad number 28 during his unveiling at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

His debut came on 29 September 2018, against city rivals Atlético Madrid. Vinicius Jnr. is Madrid’s first-ever senior player to be born after the turn of the millennium.

Vinícius made his first start on 31 October in a 4–0 Copa del Rey away victory against UD Melilla. His contribution an assist for both Marco Asensio and Álvaro Odriozola earned him the man of the match. He scored his first goal for Madrid on 3 November in a match against Real Valladolid.

Vinicius Jnr. International Career

Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Family, Honors and FIFA 19 Ratings

Vinicius Jnr. is yet to make his senior debut for the Brazilian national side. He has been involved with the youth sides of France. Todibo currently plays for the Brazil U-20 team.

He earned his first international call-up on 30 October 2015, for the South America U-15 Championship. Brazil won the championship with Vinicius finishing as the 2nd top-scorer of the tournament with 6 goals.

On 24 June 2016, Vinícius was called up for a friendly against Chile and scored two goals and provided two assists in the 4–2 victory.

At the U-17 level, Vinicius helped Brazil qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a sublime performance at the 2017 South America Championship.  However, Vinícius was not allowed to participate at the FIFA U-17 World Cup due to a decision between his club Flamengo and Real Madrid.

After leading Brazil to win the Under-17 South American Championship, Vinícius Júnior was named the tournament’s best player and was top goal-scorer with 7 goals

Vinicius Jnr. Honors, Award, and Achievement

Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Family, Honors and FIFA 19 Ratings

Flamengo

  • Campeonato Carioca: 2017

Real Madrid

  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2018

International

Brazil Youth
  • South American Under-17 Football Championship: 2017
  • South American Under-15 Football Championship: 2015

Individual

  • Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Best Left-Winger: 2017
  • South American Under-17 Football Championship Best Player: 2017
  • South American U-17 Football Championship top scorer: 2017 (7 goals)

Vinicius Jnr. FIFA 19 Ratings

Vinicius Jnr. Biography, Age, Contract, Family, Honors and FIFA 19 Rating

Overall Rating:        77

PAC                           93

PHY                           65

DEF                            29

DRI                             82

PAS                            67

SHO                            70

 

Vinicius Jnr. Preferred Foot & Skill Moves

Preferred Foot:  Right

Attacking

Crossing                       65

Finishing                       70

Heading Accuracy       50

Short Passing              70

Volleys                          71

Skill

Dribbling                       81

Curve                            77

Free Kick Accuracy     62

Long Passing               58

Ball Control                  80

 

Movement

Acceleration               92

Agility                          93

Balance                       84

Sprint Speed               94

Reactions                    70

Power

Shot Power                 74

Stamina                       79

Long Shots                 68

Jumping                      74

Strength                      64

 

Mentality

Aggression                  48

Positioning                  74

Penalties                      65

Interceptions               26

Vision                           69

Composure                  75

 

Defending

Marking                        32

Standing Tackle          18

Sliding Tackle              25

 

Goalkeeping

Diving                     5

Kicking                   7

Reflexes                 10

Handling                 7

Positioning             7

Vinicius Jnr. Specialties & Traits

Specialties:  Acrobat, Speedster

TraitsAvoids Using Weaker Foot, Backs Into Player, Flair, Speed Dribbler, Technical Dribbler.

Vinicius Jnr. Overall Rating at Different Position

LW                             77

RW                             77

RWB                          57

LWB                           57

LB                              52

RB                              52

LM                              76

RM                              76

RS ST LS                    72

RF CF LF                    76

RAM CAM LAM          75

RCM CM LCM             67

RDM CDM LDM           48

RCB CB LCB               46

GK                                14

 

 

Source: Wikipedia, Real Madrid, Transfermarkt, FIFA 19

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