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. Profile
|Full Name:||Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior|
|Date of Birth:||12 July 2000|
|Place of Birth:||São Gonçalo (Rio de Janeiro)|
|Position:||Forward- Left Wing|
|Current club:||Real Madrid|
|Joined:||July 12, 2018|
|Contract until:||June 30, 2025|
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
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.
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 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. 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
- Campeonato Carioca: 2017
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2018
- South American Under-17 Football Championship: 2017
- South American Under-15 Football Championship: 2015
- 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
Overall Rating: 77
Vinicius Jnr. Preferred Foot & Skill Moves
Preferred Foot: Right
Heading Accuracy 50
Short Passing 70
Free Kick Accuracy 62
Long Passing 58
Ball Control 80
Sprint Speed 94
Shot Power 74
Long Shots 68
Standing Tackle 18
Sliding Tackle 25
Vinicius Jnr. Specialties & Traits
Specialties: Acrobat, Speedster
Traits: Avoids Using Weaker Foot, Backs Into Player, Flair, Speed Dribbler, Technical Dribbler.
Vinicius Jnr. Overall Rating at Different Position
RS ST LS 72
RF CF LF 76
RAM CAM LAM 75
RCM CM LCM 67
RDM CDM LDM 48
RCB CB LCB 46
Source: Wikipedia, Real Madrid, Transfermarkt, FIFA 19