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Vinicius Junior Bio, Club, Net-worth, Salary, Family, Achievements & Stats

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Who Is Vinicius Junior?

Vinicius Junior, who is often referred to as “Vini Jr” is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as winger for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team.

The pacy and trickery winger his considered as one of the best players in the world due to his consistency, rapid growth, finishing and dribbling ability since joining Real Madrid from Flamengo.

Vini Jr is one of the finest South American players born in the year 2000, as for the Real Madrid’s winger he was born on July 12, 2000 to the family of Vinicius Jose Paixao de Olivera and Tatiana Vinicius.

Vinicius Junior Early Life

Just like many Brazilian players who rose from nothing to stardom, Vini Jr also rose from absolutely nothing to luxury with the aid of football.

Life without mincing word wasn’t a bed of roses for Vini Jr while growing particularly in terms of sustainability with his modest family which includes two brothers and a sister.

Football and video games while growing up are some of the greatest weapons that sharpen the skill-set of Vini Jr as a footballer who has the dream of playing at the highest level.

The interesting thing about Vini Jr was that he didn’t let the challenges around him abort his dream, he just kept dreaming and preparing himself for what to come despite living in pollution stricken area of Sao Goncalo dominated by families with limited means of survival.

Vinicius Junior Facts & Wiki

Name: Vinicius Jose Paixao de Olivera Junior

Date Of Birth: 20 July, 2000

Place Of Birth: Sao Goncalo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

Age: 23

Height: 5ft 9inch

Position: Winger

Club: Real Madrid

Parents: Jose Paixao de Olivera & Tatiana Vinicius

Siblings: 3

Religion: Christian

Weekly Salary: €400,577

Annual Salary: €20 million

Net-worth: $50 million

Current Market Value: €150 million

Social Media: Instagram & X

Vinicius Junior Club Career

Vini Jr football career was interestingly inspired by his compatriot and idol “Robinho” while growing up and developing his skills with chapeau, an exquisite football trick that entails maneuvering the ball.

At the age of seven Vini Jr began his futsal training at Canto do Rio, a renowned club situated in the south of Sao Goncalo in Niteroi.

At time went by during his futsal training financial challenges couldn’t let him continue the training, however, his uncle came to the rescue with a suggestion of him moving to his place in Sao Paulo.

Vini Jr swiftly rose through the ranks in the futsal team with his coach, having shown undeniable talent that made many sees him as future star for the Brazilian national team.

His whole time playing futsal undoubtedly helped him honed his skills and ability in terms of navigating difficult situations on the pitch.

Vini Jr’s transition from a futsal player to a proper footballer came to fore in 2009 at the age of nine when he went for trials at the Flamengo academy.

In 2010 his dream of playing football came to past when he was picked by the Flamengo academy having done superbly during the trials.

As time goes on Vini Jr’s stature soared at Flamengo in 2017 when he made his professional debut as one of their finest talents while enjoying the supports of his parents.

Having consistently shown his talent as one of the fast rising talents in Brazilian football, top European clubs come knocking on the door of Flamengo for Vini Jr’s signing.

Surprisingly in 2017, Real Madrid outsmart Barcelona by offering Flamengo €46 million to sign Vini Jr from the club, but however allowed him to continue honing his skills at the club.

Arriving at Real Madrid in 2018 was all about development and adaptation for young Vini Jr, and swiftly made his debut on the 29th of September against Atletico Madrid in a goalless draw.

Since his professional debut for Real Madrid we could easily say the rest his history in terms of development, adaptation, consistency and level of maturity as a professional footballer.

Vinicius Junior National Team Career

Vini Jr’s national team career started in 2015 to 2019 with the Brazilian youth team starting first with the U-15 Championship.

He helped Brazil won the U-15 Championship, finished as the second top-scorer of the tournament with seven goals and named as the player of the tournament.

In 2017 his progress as a player continues with his invitation to the U-17 South American Championship and was named the tournament’s best player having scored seven goals.

The year 2019 started for Vini Jr as a senior Brazilian invitee when he was called up to the national team for a friendly matches against Panama and Czech Republic.

He scored his debut goal for the Seleceo on March 24, 2022 against Chile during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match at the Maracana stadium.

The Real Madrid trickery winger was also named in to the national team squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by the then manager Tite and till date he’s been one of the first to be invited when fully fit.

Vinicius Junior Achievements & Stats

Not many players at the age of Vini Jr has really achieve something tangible in their career, but for the Real Madrid’s winger he’s been able to accomplish many accolades.

Vini Jr officially joined Real Madrid in 2018 and since he arrived, he has been able to achieve many success by winning the league twice in 2019-20 and 2021-22 season.

He also won both the Copa de Rey and Super de Espana in 2022-23 and thrice in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The Champions League trophy was also added to his trophies cabinet in 2021-22 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2022.

In 2018 and 2022 he also won the FIFA Club World Cup for Los Blancos.

Vini Jr’s achievements for the Brazilian national team right from the youth team began from the U-15, when he won the South American U-15 Championship in 2015.

In 2017 he also won the South American U-17 Championship for Brazil and also named as the best player of the tournament.

Individually, Vini Jr was many accolades for himself, but the important ones includes LaLiga Player of the Month in November 2021, UEFA Champions League Young Player of the Season in 2021-22.

Vini also won the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball in 2022 and the Socrates Award in 2023.

In terms of his stats this season for Real Madrid, he’s been one of Los Blancos goal-scorers with a goal contributions of 18 goals and 6 assist in all competitions for the Spanish giant.

This article was updated 3 weeks ago




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