When was Vinicius Junior born? Biography of the striker playing for Real Madrid, has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo to become the new idol at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Vinicius Junior’s net worth
Vinicius Junior is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid. Although only 22 years old, he already owns a fortune of 20 million USD. Vinicius Junior is one of the highest paid young stars in the world. The winger born in 2000 made a great contribution to Real Madrid winning the La Liga double title and the C1 Cup in the last 2021/22 season.
Born in Sao Goncalo, Vinicius Junior started his career with Flamengo. He made his debut for the Flamengo first team in 2017 before being brought to the Santiago Bernabeu by Real Madrid. Vinicius Junior’s first professional goal was scored on August 10, 2017, in Flamengo’s 5-0 victory over Palestino (Copa Sudamericana).
Vinicius Junior made his Real Madrid debut on September 29, 2018. He started from the bench in the 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid. On November 3, 2018, Vinicius Junior scored against Real Valladolid and this was the Brazilian’s first goal for Los Blancos. Like most other Brazilian stars, Vinicius Junior has a poor background.
He grew up in a working poor family in Sao Goncalo, Brazil. It is interesting that Vinicius Junior had a predestined relationship with football early on, but pursued a career in Futsal instead of the 11-man pitch. However, the turning point came in 2010. Vinicius Junior gave up Futsal and quickly became the brightest jewel of Flamengo Club.
Vinicius Junior possesses an improvised playing style, rich in speed and has superior personal technique. He also often has the phase of teasing opponents, similar to Neymar when he first emerged at Santos. However, the player that Vinicius Junior idolizes is Cristiano Ronaldo.
Full nameVinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior
Net asset value20 million USD
Place of birthSao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Current place of residenceMadrid, Spain
HometownSao Goncalo, Brazil
Vinicius Junior’s family, girlfriend and relationships
Vinicius Junior’s father is Vinicius Jose Paixao, while his mother is Tatiana Vinicius. There are details that indicate that Vinicius Junior’s hometown of Sao Goncalo is a heavily polluted area. Only poor households live here. Therefore, even as a boy, the Brazilian player had to leave home.
Vinicius Junior’s parents let him go to Sao Paulo to live with his kind uncle Ulysses, a major contributor to Vinicius Junior’s career development. Regarding love affairs, Vinicius Junior is a rather secretive name. However, the Brazilian press revealed that he is dating hot girlfriend Maria Julia Mazalli. She owns a personal Instagram with nearly 1 million followers.
Vinicius Junior’s height and weight
Vinicius Junior is 1m76 tall and weighs 73kg. However, this is not at all a disadvantage of the Brazilian striker. His small body allows him to move very quickly on the field. Many defenders have been tormented by the speeding phase of the Real Madrid star. However, on the contrary, he is also frequently fouled.
Salary, transfer value of Vinicius Junior
In 2018, Vinicius Junior officially joined Real Madrid from Flamengo in a contract worth 45 million euros. After 5 years, his value skyrocketed to 120 million euros, according to the rating site Transfermarkt. Vinicius Junior’s salary at Real Madrid is 400,577 Euro/week, equivalent to 20,830,000 Euro/year.
The salary Vinicius Junior is receiving is among the highest in the world, especially for a 22-year-old player. Even, he is being treated better than other seniors or stars at Real Madrid such as Marco Asensio, Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal or Antonio Rudiger.
Vinicius Junior’s salary through each season
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