Vinicius Junior is a Spaniard left-winger who plays for Real Madrid in the La Liga.
Vinicius Junior Profile/Biography
|Player Full Name||Vinicius Junior|
|Current Club||Real Madrid|
|Previous Club (s)||Flamengo Under 20, Flamengo.|
|The main position of Play||Left-wing|
|Other position of Play||Right-wing|
|Net Worth||36.4 Million Euro/ 32.2 Million Pound|
|Market Value||70 Million Euro/ 62 Million Pound|
|Height||176cm/ 1.76m/ 5ft 9 in|
|Age||22 years old|
|Place of Birth||Sao Goncalo in Brazil|
|Date of Birth||July 12, 2000|
Professional Career for Vinicius Junior
Vinicius Junior began his career in a youth Club Escolinha Fla Sao Goncalo, Canto do Rio-Futsal. Between 2007 and 2010, he was learning futsal at Flamengo School in Niteroi. In 2009, at age of nine, he underwent futsal trial and passed but due to his young age, he was required to come back after a year. He then decided to shift from footsal to football in 2010 when he joined Flamengo.
Vinicius Junior joined Flamengo under 20 where he played until May 8, 2017.He then featured for the senior team on 13 May 2017 when he came on as a substitute in the last eight minutes against Atletico Mineiro in a Brazilian Serie A 1-1 draw.
He scored his first goal for Flamengo in their second round game of Copa Sudamericana in 5-0 win against Palestino. August 19, 2017, he scored his Brazilian Serie A goal against Atletico Goianiense in a 2-0 win.
With his good performance and rise, Flamengo renewed his contract on May 2017 to keep him at the club until 2019 with a release clause of 45 million euro amid interest for his signature from other clubs including Real Madrid, which he later joined.
July 12, 2018 the young Brazilian joined La Liga on a seven-year deal as the second most expensive Brazilian player after his fellow citizen Neymar for a transfer fee of 46 million euro. This was the highest amount paid for a player aged 19 years.
Vinicius Junior played for Real Madrid in his debut game on 29 September 2018 after being handed the last five minutes against Real Madrid, however full debut was in a 4-0 win against Melilla in Copa del Rey.
He scored his first goal on against Real Valladolid in a 2-0 victory on November 3, 2018. He finished the 2018-19 season with 2 goals in 18 La Liga appearances. He was key for the club in their 2019-20 La Liga winning making 29 appearances and scoring three goals. His first Champions League goal was against Club Brugge in the 2019-20 season
Vinicius Junior’s goal wins Real Madrid Champions League
Real Madrid won their 14th Champions League trophy thanks to the 58th min goal by Vinicius Junior. Liverpool dominated the entire game but the Brazilian had one attempt which he scored after receiving a strong cross along the box from Federico Valverde finding him at the back post. His strike helped Carlo Ancelotti to win his fourth Champions League the most for a manager.
Vinicius Junior has represented his country at different levels including the U-15, U-17 and U-20 before joining the senior team. He played six games for the U-15 and scored six goals. July 8, 2016 he joined the U-17 where he featured 19 times recording seven goals. By October 2018, Junior was in the U-20 squad, made for appearance, he then became part of the senior team September 11, 2019 under Tite and head coach.
During the 2021 Copa America, he was part of the squad the finished as runners up after losing to Argentina 1-0. He come from the bench in two group games and in the quarterfinals.
Vinicius Junior Net worth and Market value
The winger’s value has risen over time, we would like to give you details about his current, and previous values. Currently, the market value for Vinicius Junior is 40 million Euro. However, his highest market value was 70 million Euro on June 2019. As at October 2017, Torres value was 10 million Euro, this was his lowest value. He was just a youth then with 17 years.
December 2017, the value went up to 20 million and by May 2018, his value was 35 million. February 2019 it was at the peak of 70 million, mind you, he was only 18 years old.
Vinicius Junior value began to go down and on December 2019, his value had dropped to 50 million euro, it went down further to 45 million euro on April 2020. However, the value rose again to 50 million on October 2020 before falling back to 40 million euro on June 2021.
He has a net worth of 36.4 Million Euro/ 32.2 Million Pound. Being a football on the rise and given his young age, his worth is definitely likely to up as he still has many more career years.
Vinicius Junior salary, contract and transfer history.
Vinicius junior salary per week is 100,000 Euro/87,000 90Pound and 5.2 Million per year/4.6 Million Pound. He joined Real Madrid from Flamengo on July 12, 2018 at fee of 45 million Euros. His contract with Real Madrid will expire on June 30, 2025. Before joining Real, Vinicius was playing for Flamengo in Brazil.
Honors/Trophies/Titles won by Vinicius Junior.
- Winner of the 2021-22 Champions League with Real Madrid.
- FIFA Club World Cup winner with Real Madrid on 2019
- Two time Spanish Champion with Real Madrid during the 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons.
- He won the Under 17 South America Championship in 2017 with Brazil.
- He won the Under 15 South America Championship in 2015 with Brazil.
- He was part of the Brazil squad that finished as runners up in the 2020-21 Copa America.
- Won the Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid in 2019-20 season.
Vinicius Junior ranking.
Globally Vinicius Junior ranks at 120 among all players in the world. At his country, Junior is number eleven. Looking on how he sits at the club level and the La Liga, he settles for 7th and 23rd positions respectively. At the left wing, which is Vinicius Junior main position of play, he ranks 14. A quick look at his age mates that is players born in 2000, Torres stands at position six.
Vinicius Junior FIFA 22 ratings
He was rated with four and five stars in skill moves and weak foot respectively. His work rate is high/medium with lean body type of 170-185. In terms of traits, he is a dribbler, speedster and acrobat
In the attack, the scorer is 71 for crossing, finishing 69, heading 50, short pass 72 and volleys 70. For movement the scores are 95 for acceleration, sprint speed of 95, agility 94, reactions 75 and balance 82.
A look at skills the scores are dribbling 89, curve 77, FK Accuracy 62, long pass 67 and ball control 85. Power the score is shot power 73, jumping 75, stamina 79, strength 62 and long shots 68.
At defence, defence awareness 32, stand tackle 25 and slide tackle 18. Mental scores are, aggression 58, interceptions 26, attacking position 76, vision 73, penalties 65 and composure 75.
Vinicius Junior debuts.
- Vinicius Junior debuted for Flamengo in a 1-1 draw against Atletico Mineiro when he came off in the second half on 13 May 2017.
- Vinicius Junior played for Real Madrid in his debut game on 29 September 2018 after being handed the last five minutes against Real Madrid, however full debut was in a 4-0 win against Melilla in Copa del Rey.
- He debuted for his nation Brazil on 28 February 2019 in a friendly game against Panama.
Vinicius Junior achievements/ Individual awards
- He was the Top Scorer for the Under 17 South America Championship in 2017 with seven goals.
- He was the Player of the Tournament for the Under 17 South America Championship in 2017.
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