Club: Real Madrid
Vincius Júnior is a winger for both the Brazil national team and La Liga team Real Madrid. He is regarded as one of the top players in the world and is well known for his shooting, quick pace, and dribbling abilities.
At the age of 16, Vincius made his senior debut at Flamengo, where he started his professional career. A few weeks later, Vincius was transferred to La Liga team Real Madrid, where he signed for a record-breaking £38 million fee for a U-18 player. After turning 18, the transfer became official, and Vincius made his club debut in 2018–19. Vincius became a key player for Real Madrid by the end of his fourth season, contributing to the club’s 2021–22 La Liga championship and scoring the game-winning goal in the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final.
Vincius signed a deal with Spanish club Real Madrid, which will take effect after his 18th birthday on July 12, 2018. (as age 18 is the minimum age for international transfer). He was transferred for a rumored fee of €46 million, which at the time was the second-highest player sale price in Brazilian football history (behind only Neymar), the highest sum ever paid by a club for a player under the age of 19, and the largest sum ever received by a Brazilian club for a transfer.
He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in the 2019–20 season’s 3-1 away victory over Club Brugge. He opened the scoring for Real in their 2-0 victory over Barcelona in El Clásico on March 1, 2020. He contributed to Real Madrid’s 2019–20 La Liga championship with three goals in 29 appearances during the regular season.
Vincius scored twice on April 6, 2021, as Barcelona defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League. The eventual champions Chelsea defeated Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
On the first day of the La Liga season, Vincius scored Real Madrid’s fourth goal in a 4-1 away victory over Alavés to kick off the 2021–22 campaign.
With 22 goals in all competitions, Vincius finished the 2021–22 season as Real Madrid’s second-best goal scorer, just behind his attacking partner Karim Benzema.
Guilherme Dalla Déa, the Brazil coach, called up Vincius Júnior for the South American U-15 Championship. Vincius was the second-highest goal scorer at the U-15 tournament with seven goals, helping Brazil win the championship. By the time, he was 16; Flamengo had agreed to sign him after he won the tournament’s player of the year award and kept up his performance. Vincius was selected for a friendly match against Chile’s U-17 team on June 24, 2016, and he contributed two goals and two assists to the 4-2 triumph.
Vincius made his South American U17 Championship debut for Brazil in March 2017 by scoring in a 3-0 win over Peru.
Vincius Júnior, who led Brazil to victory in the South American U-17 Championship, was awarded the competition’s best player and the game’s top scorer with seven goals.
Style of play
He is a versatile player who can play anywhere along the front line and has also been used on the right or in the center. Despite having a slender build, he is known for his moxie and trickery on the ball.
He is regarded as a youthful, talented, hard-working, and nimble winger with a low center of gravity, as well as strong passing and awareness. He is seen as a bright player. Although he is capable of scoring goals himself, he is also known for his eye for the final ball and ability to assist teammates. However, pundits have noted that he needs to improve in these areas because in his first few seasons at Real Madrid, the media frequently criticized his lack of product.