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Vinicius  Junior

Facts About Vinicius Junior

Celebrated Name Vinicius Junior
Age 22 Years Old
Nick Name Vinicius Jr
Birth Name Vinicius Jose Paixao Oliveira Junior
Birth Date 2000-07-12
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Brazil
Place Of Birth São Gonçalo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2005
Awards 2017 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Best Left-Winger, 2017 South American U17 Championship Best Player, etc.
Father Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira
Mother Tatiana Vinicius
Brothers Carlos Vinicius
Marital Status Single
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight 73kg
Body Type Alethic
Body Measurement 42-14-33
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth €36.4 Million
Salary £9.5 Million
Current Club Real Madrid
Position Forward
Jersey Number 20
Links Facebook Twitter Instagram

Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior professionally known as Vinicius Junior is a Brazilian professional football player. He currently plays for  La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. His playing position is a forward. He is considered as one of the best players in the world. He is known for his dribbling skills, high pace, strength, and shooting.

Vinicius Junior started playing football for the youth team of Flamengo in 2005 and began his professional career at the club where he made his senior debut in 2017, at age 16. On 12 July 2018, he signed for Spanish club Real Madrid for a reported fee of €46 million which was at the time, the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football (behind only Neymar), the largest amount received by a Brazilian club for a transfer, and the highest amount ever paid by a club for a footballer under the age of 19. He made his debut for the club on 29 September 2018. With Real Madrid, he has won two La Liga, Supercopa de Espana, one UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup titles. 

On the international level, Vinicius Junior has represented Brazil at various age levels. He has represented Brazil at U15, U17, U20, and the senior level. He was part of Brazil's U15 team that won the 2015 South American U15 Championship. He then helped Brazil's U17 team to win the 2017 South American U17 Championship where he was named the tournament's best player and was the top goal-scorer with seven goals. He made his senior international team debut for Brazil on 11 September 2019. In June 2021, he was named in Brazil's 2021 Copa America squad by Tite which would be held on home soil.


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Vinicius Junior Early Life

Passionate and enthusiastic player, Vinicius Junior was born on 12 July 2000. He was born and raised in Sao Goncalo, a city in Brazil. His birth name is Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior. He was born to his father, Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira, and to his mother, Tatiana Vinicius. About his nationality, he holds Brazillian nationality. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Cancer. About his sibling, he has one brother named Carlos Vinicius. Regarding his education, he has not revealed anything. His education qualification is under review. 

Vinicius Junior Football Career (Club Career)

Flamengo 

  • Vinicius Junior started playing football for the youth team of Flamengo in 2005 and began his professional career at the club. 
  • Vinicius Junior began his career in the year 2006, when his father took him to the branch offices of Flamengo, in the neighborhood of Mutuá, in São Gonçalo where he lived. His club document described him as a left-back.
  • Later, at the age of 9, Vinicius Junior was taken to a futsal tryout in Flamengo in the year 2009. 
  • Then, the club saw his interest, strength, and passion for playing football but also Vinicius Junior was asked to return to futsal but he denied it. After that, he took the test and passed the test for Flamengo's Football Team in August 2010.
  • After being passed in the test, Vinicius Junior signed to youth contract with Flamengo when he was just 10 at that time.
  • In the club, Vinicius Junior was also treated as a top prospect in the program. Later at 13, he was named to the Brazil U-15 national team. In there, his performance was very brilliant which made him a star player. He also led his team to win the Copa Votorantim, a U15 tournament in Brazil. He made 6 goal kicks in 9 matches being the top scorer.
  • Vinicius Junior again moved to a U17 team where he scored 10 goal kicks for Flamengo in the year 2016.
  • In 2017, he along with his team members made a winning match against Sao Paulo Youth Cup, the biggest U20 football competition held in Brazil. Being younger by 3 years, he was one of the stars and famous players in the tournament of U20.
  • After progressing through the youth ranks at Flamengo, Vinicius Junior debuted for Flamengo senior team on 13 May 2017 as an 82nd-minute substitute in a Brazilian Serie A 1-1 draw against Atlético Mineiro.
  • On 10 August 2017, Vinicius Junior 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, he scored his first Brazilian Serie A goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Atlético Goianiense.
  • By his highly effective performance in his position at every youth level, many European clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, etc. were interested in him. 

Real Madrid

  • On 12 July 2018, Vinicius Junior signed for Spanish club Real Madrid for a reported fee of €46 million which was at the time, the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football (behind only Neymar), the largest amount received by a Brazilian club for a transfer, and the highest amount ever paid by a club for a footballer under the age of 19.
  • On 20 July 2018, Vinicius Junior was officially presented as a Real Madrid player. He was issued squad number 28. He made his debut for the club on 29 September 2018 in a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid. On 31 October 2018, made his first start in a 4-0 Copa del Rey away victory against Melilla,[30] contributing with assists for both Marco Asensio and Álvaro Odriozola in what Marca recognised as a Man of the Match performance. On 6 December 2018, he scored his first goal for the club in a 6-1 win against UD Melilla in the Copa del Rey. On 6 March 2019, he tore a ligament during a loss to Ajax, which ended his season. In his first season, he made 31 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 12 assists in all the competitions as Real Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup that season. 
  • On 11 December 2019, Vinicius Junior scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 3-1 away win over Club Brugge in the 2019-20 season. On 1 March 2020, he scored the first goal in a 2-0 win for Real in El Clásico against Barcelona. During his that season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as Real Madrid won the La Liga and Supercopa de Espana that season. 
  • On 6 April 2021, Vinicius Junior scored two goals in a 3-1 win against Liverpool in the first leg of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Real Madrid would advance to the semi-finals where they lost to eventual champions Chelsea. During that season, he made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions. 
  • On 12 May 2022, Vinicius Junior scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid in a 6-0 victory over Levante. On 28 May, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final to clinch Madrid their record 14th UEFA Champions League title. During his 2021-22 season, he made 52 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals and providing 20 assists in all the competitions as he helped Real Madrid to win the La Liga, Super de Espana, and UEFA Champions League that season. Moreover, he also ended the 2021-22 season as Real Madrid’s second-best goalscorer with 22 goals in all competitions, only behind his attacking partner Karim Benzema.


International Career

  • Vinicius Junior has represented Brazil at various age levels.
  • Vinicius Junior has represented Brazil at U15, U17, U20, and the senior level.
  • Coach, Guilherme Dalla Dea called Vinicius Junior to play for the South America U15 Championship on 30 October 2015. He along with his team members won the U15 title for Brazil. He was also the 2nd top goal scorer of the tournament.
  • Vinicius Junior was then named in the squad of U17 on 24 June 2016. He was called to play a friendly match against Chile. There he scores 2 goals and made the assist to make another 2 goals. The team made the winning score of 4-2.
  • Again, Vinicius Junior was called to play a friendly game against Uruguay and made a winning score of 5-2 on 26 August 2016.
  • For BRICS U17 Football Cup, Vinicius Junior was called upon on 26 September. After defeating South Africa with a winning score of 5-1, Brazil became the 2016 BRICS Cup Champions. Moreover, he was the top scorer with 4 goals.
  • For the 2016 Nike International Friendlies tournament held in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Vinicius Junior was called up to play. There he scores 2 goals for Brazil and defeated Turkey with a winning score of 4-2. In the final, they lost against the United States with 3-0 and made their 2nd position.
  • In March 2017, Vinicius Junior debuted in the South American U-17 Championship for Brazil with a goal in a 3–0 victory over Peru. In the final stage, he scored two goals in a 3-0 win over Ecuador and two goals in a 3-0 victory over Colombia, securing Brazil's place in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, where Brazil (without Vinícius Júnior) eventually would finish third.
  • Vinicius Junior then helped Brazil's U17 team to win the 2017 South American U17 Championship where he was named the tournament's best player and was the top goal-scorer with seven goals. 
  • On 28 February 2019, Vinicius Junior was called up to the Brazil national team for the first time for friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic. However, he suffered an injury while playing for Real Madrid, and David Neres was called up in his place in March.
  • In May 2019, Vinicius Junior was excluded from Brazil's final 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América by manager Tite.
  • Vinicius Junior made his senior international team debut for Brazil on 11 September 2019 in a 1-0 friendly loss against Peru.
  • In June 2021, Vinicius Junior was named in Brazil's 2021 Copa America squad by Tite where he played four matches in the tournament as Brazil lost the final by 1-0 to rivals Argentina.
  • On 24 March 2022, Vinicius Junior scored his first international goal for Brazil in a 4-0 home win over Chile in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match at the Maracanã Stadium.

Vinicius Junior Personal Life

Looking at his personal life, Vinicius Junior has not revealed his relationship with the media. At present, he is assumed to be single as there is no news or rumors about his dating anyone. Also, he has not given any clue about his relationship or dating life. He has not shared any pictures of himself with any girls on his social media accounts. He loves to travel to a new places as it is one of his hobbies also. Currently, he is focusing on his career rather than being in a relationship. He is giving his full time on playing football. He is enjoying his single life a lot.

Vinicius Junior's Net worth and Salary 2022

Vinicius Junior is a very talented football player and with his continuous hard work and dedication, he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his football career which is his major source of wealth. He is a Brazilian professional football player who currently plays for La Liga club Real Madrid. In July 2018, he signed for Spanish club Real Madrid for a reported fee of €46 million which was at the time, the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football (behind only Neymar), the largest amount received by a Brazilian club for a transfer, and the highest amount ever paid by a club for a footballer under the age of 19. As of 2022, the net worth of Vinicius Junior is believed to be €36.4 million where he received £9.5 million as a yearly salary from his current club. Besides this, he also earns a decent amount of money from sponsorship, salary from the national team, endorsement deals with various brands including Nike, and more. He has a beautiful house located in Madrid, Spain. About his car collection, he rides Audi A7, Audi Q7, Audi Q8, etc. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and is living a luxurious lifestyle. In addition, his market value is around €100 million. 

Vinicius Junior Body Measurements

Vinicius Junior stands at the height of 1.76m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 73kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His chest size is 42 inches, his arms size is 14 inches and his waist size is 33 inches. In addition, his sexual orientation is straight. He frequently does exercise to maintain his body. Overall, he has got a healthy body with tattoos on his body parts. 

Vinicius Junior's Transfer History

  • Vinicius Junior started playing football for the youth team of Flamengo in 2005 and began his professional career at the club. 
  • In July 2018, Vinicius Junior signed for Spanish club Real Madrid for a reported fee of €46 million which was at the time, the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football (behind only Neymar), the largest amount received by a Brazilian club for a transfer, and the highest amount ever paid by a club for a footballer under the age of 19. 

Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won the 2019-20, 2021-22 La Liga with Real Madrid.
  • Won the 2019-20, 2021-22 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2022 UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2015 South American U15 Championship with Brazil. 
  • Won the 2016  BRICS U-17 Football Cup with Brazil.
  • Won the 2017 South American U17 Championship with Brazil.

Individual

  • Won the 2017 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Best Left-Winger.
  • Won the 2017 South American U17 Championship Best Player.
  • Won the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Young Player of the Season.
  • La Liga Player of the Month: November 2021
  • UEFA Champions League Young Player of the Season: 2021-22
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2021-22

Did You Know?

  • Vinicius Junior started playing football at the age of 5.
  • Vinicius Junior began his professional career at Flamengo where he made his senior debut in 2017, at age 16.
  • Vinicius Junior is known for his dribbling skills, high pace, strength, and shooting.
  • In July 2018, Vinicius Junior signed for Spanish club Real Madrid for a reported fee of €46 million which was at the time, the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football (behind only Neymar), the largest amount received by a Brazilian club for a transfer, and the highest amount ever paid by a club for a footballer under the age of 19.
  • By his fourth season, Vinicius Junior helped Real Madrid to win the 2021-22 La Liga title and scored the winning goal in Real Madrid's 2022 UEFA Champions League Final win.
  • Vinicius Junior wears shirt number 20 for Real Maried.