Vinícius Junior’ Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more..Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior (born 12 July 2000), commonly known as Vinícius Júnior or Vini Jr. (Brazilian Portuguese: [viˈnisjus ˈʒũɲoʁ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. He is considered to be one of the best wingers in world football and one of the best young players in the world.
Born in São Gonçalo, Vinícius began his professional career at Flamengo, where he made his senior debut in 2017, at age 16. A few weeks later, Vinícius was the subject of a transfer to La Liga club Real Madrid, for whom he signed for in a £38 million deal, which was a national record for an U-18 player.The transfer was made effective after his 18th birthday, with Vinícius debuting for the club in 2018–19. By his fourth season, Vinícius established himself as a prominent member in Real Madrid’s squad, helping the club win the 2021–22 La Liga title and scoring the winning goal in Real Madrid’s 2022 UEFA Champions League Final win.
Style of play and reception
Shortly after his arrival at Real Madrid in July 2018, ESPN journalist Dermot Corrigan described Vinícius as a “zippy left winger or second striker”. He is a player of great quality”. A versatile player, although he is usually deployed on the left flank, he is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, and has also been used on the right or in the centre. Possessing explosive acceleration, and excellent pace, agility, balance, technique, flair, dribbling skills, and close control at speed, as well as significant power, physical strength, and trickery on the ball, despite his slender build,he is known for his movement, energy, ability to run at defences, change direction quickly, and beat opponents in one on one situations while in possession of the ball.
Regarded as a promising young player, he is considered to be a diminutive, dynamic, intelligent, hard-working, and nimble winger, with a low centre of gravity, as well as impressive passing and awareness. Moreover, he is known in for his eye for the final ball, and ability to provide assists to teammates; although he is also capable of scoring goals himself, his shooting and goalscoring have been cited by pundits as areas in need of improvement. In June 2017, Vinícius appeared at 39th place 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. In November 2018, former Argentina international frontman José Luis Calderón credited Vinícius’ “general enthusiasm, his ability to make things happen, the joy and good vibrations he transmits, his speed, the fact he’s different and the fact he’s daring. To sum up, he has a spark that could be used by a team that has been plain in recent matches”. In his youth with Botafogo, he was critcised, however, by several football figures, fans, and the press for “doing too many tricks,” and for “too much individualism, not enough teamwork.”
During the 2021–22 season, Vinícius had a breakthrough season with Real Madrid, and his goalscoring and assist output increased dramatically, enabling him to form an effective offensive partnership from the left wing with striker Karim Benzema. Regarding his change in form, Vinícus commented in December 2021: “I think I’ve improved in many things, but above all in my calmness in my play, I’m doing things with more tranquillity and more quality too.” The club’s manager Carlo Ancelotti also praised him for his defensive work-rate and positioning, in addition to his creative abilities. His performances led the Spanish press to compare him to compatriot Neymar.Following his goal in Real Madrid’s victory in the 2022 Champions League final, Neymar himself described Vinícius as “the best player in the world.”Later that month, Ed McCambridge of FourFourTwo ranked Vinícius as the second–best left winger in the world.
Vinícius Junior’s football career began 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.
Hailing from a poor family, Vinícius went to live in Abolição with his uncle, Ulisses, to shorten the distance to Ninho do Urubu (the “Vultures’ Nest”). He started to receive financial aid from Flamengo as well as aid from entrepreneurs.
Between 2007 and 2010, Vinícius attended futsal classes at Flamengo’s school in São Gonçalo at the Canto do Rio, a famous club located in the centre of Niterói.
In 2009, when Vinícius was nine, he took a futsal trial for Flamengo. The club noted his potential, but given his young age, he was asked to come back the following year. However, he decided he wanted to play football, not futsal, and did not return. In August 2010, Vinícius passed his football tests at Flamengo.
On 23 May 2017, Spanish club Real Madrid signed a contract to acquire Vinícius, effective after his 18th birthday on 12 July 2018 (as age 18 is the minimum age for international transfer).He transferred 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 was originally scheduled to return to Brazil on loan in July 2018.
Vinícius Junior’ Height Weight Age Girlfriend Body Statistics Biography
|Full Name||Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior|
|Profession||Brazilian Professional Footballer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 65 kg|
in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Professional Debut||Club: Flamengo (13 May 2017)|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||• Vinicius scored a mammoth 7 goals in the U-17 South American Championship tournament in March 2017.|
• He scored his first professional goal for Flamengo just 30 seconds after being substituted at the 72nd minute in a match against Palestino.
|Career Turning Point||Vinicius shot to fame when he scored 7 goals in the U-17 South American Championship tournament in March 2017.|
|Date of Birth||12 July 2000|
|Age (as in 2017)||17 Years|
|Birth Place||São Gonçalo, Brazil|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||São Gonçalo, Brazil|
|College||Did not attend (has been training at the Flamengo Academy since the age of 10)|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Oliveira Sr.|
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Favorite Footballer||Lionel Messi, Neymar|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Salary||€45 million (Real Madrid’s signing amount)|
On 30 October 2015, Vinícius Júnior was called up for Brazil by coach Guilherme Dalla Déa for the South American U-15 Championship. Vinícius and Brazil won the U-15 title and he was the 2nd top-scorer of the tournament with seven goals. He was named player of the tournament and continued to perform which helped him convince Flamengo to sign him by the age of 16 On 24 June 2016, Vinícius was called up for a friendly against Chile U-17 and scored two goals and provided two assists in the 4–2 victory.
In March 2017, Vinícius 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.After leading Brazil to win the South American U-17 Championship, Vinícius Júnior was named the tournament’s best player and was top goal-scorer with seven goals.
On 28 February 2019, Vinícius 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, he was excluded from Brazil’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América by manager Tite.He made his senior international debut on 10 September, as a 72nd-minute substitute in Brazil’s 1–0 defeat to Peru.
Vinícius was named in Brazil’s 2021 Copa América squad by Tite on 9 June 2021, which would be held on home soil. He made a substitute appearance in his nation’s 1–0 defeat to rivals Argentina in the final on 10 July.
|Real Madrid Castilla||2018–19||Segunda División B||5||4||—||—||—||5||4|
|Real Madrid||2018–19||La Liga||18||2||8||2||4||0||1||0||31||4|