Vinicius Junior, also known simply as Vinicius, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. He was born on July 12, 2000 in Sao Goncalo, Brazil.
Vinicius began his career with Flamengo, joining the club’s youth academy at the age of 14. He quickly progressed through the ranks and made his professional debut for Flamengo in 2016 at the age of 16. He made an immediate impact, scoring 8 goals in his first 12 games.
In 2017, Vinicius signed with Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €45 million, becoming one of the most expensive teenagers in the history of football. He joined the team in the summer of 2018 and made his debut for the club in August of that year.
Vinicius has represented Brazil at various youth levels and made his senior debut for the national team in September 2018.
Vinicius Junior vs Frenkie De Jong
In the beginning of his career in Madrid, Vinicius struggled to adapt to the European style of play, but with time he improved his game and became an important player for the team, being a regular starter in the seasons to come. He had an impressive season in the 2020-2021 season, with several assists and goals that helped the team win La Liga and Champions League.
Vinicius JuniorReal Madrid career
Vinicius Junior joined Real Madrid in July 2018, after the club paid a transfer fee of €45 million to acquire him from Brazilian club Flamengo. He made his debut for Real Madrid on August 14, 2018, in a friendly match against Juventus.
In his first season with the club, Vinicius struggled to adapt to the European style of play, and he had limited playing time, with most of his appearances coming as a substitute. Despite this, he showed flashes of his potential with some impressive performances, particularly in the Copa del Rey.
In the following seasons, Vinicius began to establish himself as a key player for Real Madrid. He improved his game and became an important player for the team, being a regular starter in the team under Zinedine Zidane. He had several good performances and was praised by the coach and teammates.
In the 2020-2021 season, he had an impressive season with Real Madrid, scoring several goals and providing assists, helping the team win La Liga and Champions League. He developed a great understanding with his teammates, and contributed to the team’s attacking play.
He continues to play for Real Madrid and is considered one of the most promising young talents in world football.