Vinicius Junior is a winger for the Brazil national team and Real Madrid Spanish club. He is regarded as one of the top players in the world and is well known for his shooting, power, and dribbling prowess.
Vinicius Junior’s Early life:
In Sao Goncalo, Brazil, a poor and humble family welcomed this Brazilian diamond into the world on July 12, 2000. His mother’s name is Tatiana Vinicius, and his father is Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira. He has a sister and three brothers. His early years were marked by severe financial hardship for his family.
Vinicius Junior’s Career:
Vinicius, a So Gonçalo native, started his professional career at Flamengo at 16, making his senior debut in 2017. A few weeks later, Vinicius was transferred to the La Liga team Real Madrid, where he joined for a record-breaking £38 million fee for an under-18 youngster. After turning 18, the move became official, and Vinicius made his club debut in 2018–19. Vinicius became a key player for Real Madrid at the end of his fourth season, helping the team win the La Liga championship in 2021–22 and scoring the game-winning goal in the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final.
Vinicius Junior’s Achievements:
Vinicius Jr. Won the U-17 South American Championship in 2017, the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019, the Spanish Super Cup twice, was named Top Scorer in 2016–17, the Champion League in 2021–22, the Champion League in 2022–23, and the U-15 South American Championship in 2015. He also won the U-15 South American Championship in 2015.
Records held by Vinicius Junior’s
Vinicius was the second-highest goal scorer in the competition on October 30, 2015, with seven goals. In a friendly matchup against Chile’s U-17 team on June 24, 2016, Vinicius was selected and contributed two goals in a 4-2 victory. With a 3-0 goal victory over Peru in March 2017, Vinicius made his South American U-17 Championship debut for Brazil.
Brazil’s spot in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India was assured thanks to his two goals in the final stage, victories over Ecuador (3-0) and Colombia (3-0). For friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic on February 28, 2019, Vinicius received his first call-up to the Brazil national team. Vinicius received his first call-up to the Brazil national team on February 28, 2019, in preparation for friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic.
Vinicius made his national team debut on March 24, 2022, in a 4-0 victory against Chile at home in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying game at the Maracana Stadium.