Vinicius Junior: The Rise of the Brazillian, Age, Height, Salary, FIFA 22

Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior shortly known as Vinicius Junior in modern football. The star has already begun to shine in this modern football. Vinicius was born 0n 12 July 2000.

This athlete has also got the nickname ‘New Neymar’. It’s all because of his playing style, and his ability to cut the ball through the defender. With this in mind, he doesn’t only play for Real Madrid but also represented Brazil on an international platform.

Playing as a left-wing is his main position of Vinicius. Similarly, he can also play as a right-wing. Vinicius is a versatile player, he can go down deep to distract the defender which eventually helps his teammates to score the goal.

Vinicius Junior age
Vinicius Junior is 22 years old
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Vinicius got the world’s attention when he scored a final deciding goal for Real Madrid in the 2022 UCL final against Liverpool FC. During his time at Real Madrid, he had won major trophies like Club Worldcup, Champions League, and La Liga.

In fact, he has achieved the height of some big-name players like Eric Cantona, Dennis Bergkamp, Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lothar Matthaus, Francesco Totti, Patric Vieira, and many more. All these big-name players failed to achieve the height that Vinicius has already achieved before age 22.

Vinicius is the deciding goal scorer to seal the victory for his team in the UCL final while these big-name players haven’t played final during their carrier.

Vinicius Junior: Biography

 Full Name Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior
Nickname “New Neymar”
Current Club Real Madrid
Jersey Number 20
Nationality Brazil
Net Worth 36.4 Million Euro – 32.2 Million Pound
Market Value 70 Million Euro – 62 Million Pound
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Age  22 years
Place of Birth Sao Goncalo, Brazil
Date of Birth 12 July 2000
Marital Status Relationship
Foot Right
Weight 73 kg
Profession Professional footballer

Early Career

When it comes to the Brazillian, they are so devoted and determined to football from an early age. Vini was attracted by futsal when he was a kid. Prior to , the year 2007-2009 Vini was learning futsal at Flemingo School in Niteroi. This kid was nine years old when they went on a futsal trail.

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Fortunately, passed out the trail, but he was very young to join the team. In that instant, he was told to come back after a year which later became the turning point for Vinicius.

In 2010 he joined Flamengo and switched the dream of playing futsal to football.

Vinicius Junior Age, Height, Weight

This athlete was born on 20 July 2000. In the first place, he has also appeared in Brazil’s national team in different age stage games. Currently playing for Real Madrid.

This 21-year-old athlete is  5 feet 10 inches tall. Similarly, his body weighs 65 kg (143 lbs).  This Brazillian father’s name is Olivera sr. whereas his mother’s name is Paixao.  This winger follows Christianity.

His eye color and hair color are Black.


In the meantime, Vini was recruited into the Flamengo under-20 team. This UCL winner player played on the Flamengo U-20 team until 8 May 2007. On 13 May 2017, he made his senior debut for the club, substituting for Atletico Mineiro in Brazillian League.

Vini played the last 8th minutes in his first game for the Flamengo. In the second round of Copa Sudamericana, in a 5-0 victory over Palestino he scored the first goal for Flamengo.

In the meantime, it was 19 August 2017. His first goal came in Brazillian Seria A, which was against Atletico Goianiense. Vinicius’s performance was outstanding; his hard work and dedication made Flamengo renew his contract on 27 May 2017.

Flamengo kept his release clause of 45 million euros and enrolled him until 2019. This athlete was just 16 years old when he was already a star for the club.

Real Madrid

Following the footsteps of some big Brazillian players, Vinicius Junior also joined the European powerhouse 14th times Champions League Winner Real Madrid. In conclusion, Playing for a Real Madrid is everyone’s dream.

Up to the present time, when we talk about football it’s Real Madrid in the club and Brazil in the nation. The linking of Brazil and Real Madrid player have been remarkable.

Following the track of Roberto Carlos, Marcelo, Ronaldo de Lima, Casemiro, Savio, and Kaka, Vinicius Junior joined Real Madrid as the second most expensive Brazillian player after Neymar. He became the highest-paid player aged 19.

Madrid has a history of signing the Brazillian player; without arguing Brazil produces bigger talent than any other country. In 2019 Madrid signed another Brazillian, Rodrygo, who became the 25th Brazillian to wear the white jersey with the pride of 14 UCL titles.

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On 12 July 2018, Vinicius Junior joined Madrid on a seven-year deal. Meanwhile, his debut game was in Copa del Rey against Melilla on 29 September 2018. Vinicius’s first goal for the club was the most waited goal on 3 November 2018. He managed to score an outstanding goal over Real Valladolid.

In the 2018-2019 season, Vini only scored 2 goals in his 18 La Liga appearances. Under those circumstances, he was a key player for the club in the 2019-2020 La-Liga winning triumph.

Vinicius scored his first UCL goal over Club Brugge in the 2019-2020 season.


At the same time, Vinicius Junior has also represented 5 times WorldCup winner, Brazil at different international levels. Before joining the senior team Vini played different age levels of games for the country.

Started, representing the nation in the under-15 tournament, where he played 6 games and managed to score 6 goals. On 8 July 2016, Vini joined the under-17 squad. In the meantime, he netted seven goals in his 19 appearances.

Without delay, this athlete joined the under-20 squad in 2018 and scored 7 goals. Under Tite and the head coach who called Vini for the senior squad on 11 September 2019. 

Vinicius Junior was featured in Copa America 2021 where Argentina won the tournament beating Brazil 1-0. Junior played two group stage games and quarterfinals coming as the substitute.

Junior has played 12 games for the country and managed to score 1 goal.

His first goal was scored in Estadio do Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At this instant, it was over chile in the 2022 FIFA Worldcup qualification.

Vinicius Junior: Real Madrid back to the Throne

Liverpool dominated both halves of the match. It’s always the best team in a day who won the game. Proving that, Vinicius converted the single attempt into a goal.

In the first place, thanks to the Vinicius 59th minute goal, converting Federico Valverde‘s cross where Real Madrid crowned UCL seven more than any other team. After all, Junior becomes the first Brazillian player for Real Madrid to score in the Champions League final.

It was Juliano Belletti in 2006 who scored a decisive goal for Barcelona against Arsenal. The winger scored 6 goals and 4 assists in the tournament in the journey. Before announcing his departure from the club, Marcelo lifted the trophy.

Marcelo became the non-Spanish player to make the highest number of UCL appearances for Los Blancos in his 15 years regime.

Vinicius Junior Net Worth

The market price of Junior has risen to the top. At present day, the market value of Brazillian is 11o million euros. When Real Madrid signed him from Flamango, the transfer fee was 45 million euros.

In the 2021-2022 season, Brazillian Vinicius and French Benzema have formed a great partnership. They carried the club, linking with Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kross, and Thibaut  Courtois.

This duo won the La-Liga and Champions League final in the 2021-2022 season.

The main source of income for Vinicius is endorsements, sponsorships, and football. After crunching, the digits Vinicius is earning 14,247 euros per day in Real Madrid. The average man needs to work 13 years to make the money that Vinicius does in one month.

Soon, Vinicius Junior new contract will surely keep put him the top earner in Madrid. This 21-year-old athlete has already got the world’s attention. Currently, Brazillian is driving a brand new Audi.

As per our report, Jersey number 20 player owns a private villa in Barra de Tijuca near beaches in his hometown. Vinicius is still very young and has plenty of years to earn.

Surely, he will become the most expensive player in the world.

Net Worth: 36.4 Million Euro

Market Value: 110 Million Euro

Social Media Presence 

A great finisher of Real Madrid has inspired millions of youth from all over the World. His success at this level is insane. Besides his achievements, he also posts his holiday picture on his social media platform.

Instagram: 19.5 m followers

Facebook: 11 m followers

Twitter: 3.3 m followers


  1. La-Liga: 2019-2020 , 2021-2011
  2. Supercopa de Espana: 2019-2020, 2021-2022
  3. UEFA Champions League: 2021-2022
  4. FIFA Club World Cup: 2018

Interesting facts about Vinicius Junior

  • In March 2017, he scored seven goals in the under-17 championship and became the top scorer in the tournament.
  • Vinicius Junior used to travel in a bus every day when he played for Flamengo.
  • With this in mind, Vinicius was just 16 years old when he became the player of the tournament in the under-17 championship.
  • Real Madrid signed this Brazillian, making him the second most expensive Brazillian player.
  • He got the nickname “next Neymar” because of his playing style, flipping the balls over the defender’s head.
  • Vinicius debuted for Brazil on 28 February 2019 in a friendly game against Panama.
  • It wasn’t only Real Madrid in the signing race for Vinicius in Flamengo.
  • Consequently, Manchester United failed to negotiate with Flamengo in signing Vinicius Junior.


  • What is the name of Vinicius’s father and mother?

Vinicius’ father’s name is Olivera Sr. while Paixao is his mother’s name.

  • How tall is Vinicius Junior?

The height of Vinicius Junior is 5 feet 10 inches.

  • What is the Zodiac sign of Vinicius?

The Sun sign of this athlete is Cancer.

  • Who is the favorite footballer of Vinicius Junior?

His favorite footballer is Lionel Messi and Neymar.