Vinicius Junior – Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth

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Vinicius Junior is a Brazilian professional football player. His name became famous as his transfer fee rose from €30 to €45 million two days after his professional debut.


Vinicius Junior started his football training at an early age. When he was seven years old, his parents enrolled him at a famous club in Niteroi, south of São Gonçalo.

When his family’s finances began to deteriorate, he moved in with his uncle in São Paulo, close to his training ground. When he was nine years old, his parents took him to Flamengo’s academy for a trial.

Although the club saw potential in him, they asked him to wait a year to retest. In 2010, he took the test again in the youth of Flamengo and passed.

He made his professional senior debut in 2017 when he was 16 years old. His performance was memorable as he scored a goal for Flamengo and celebrated in unique style.

Two days after his professional debut, Flamengo announced the renewal of his contract, increasing his transfer from €30 to €45 million.

Although his transfer fee has been disputed by Football Scout, European clubs such as FC Barcelona or Real Madrid are willing to pay €45 to keep Vinicius in their squad under certain conditions.

At first his first choice was FC Barcelona, ​​but his price and age were a problem and when Barcelona FC was still in doubt, Real Madrid made a move and made a €46 million transfer.

While his career with the national team began in March 2017, he was invited to represent Brazil at the South American Under-17 Championship.

He scored seven goals in the tournament and helped Brazil win for the twelfth time. In 2019, he made his senior debut representing Brazil.


  • Real Name: Vinicius Jose Paixão de Oliveira Jr
  • Stage Name: Vinicius Junior
  • Also known as: Winnie
  • Nickname: New Neymar
  • Birthday: 12 July 2000
  • Birthplace: Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Religion: Christian
  • Occupation: Professional football player
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  • Hobbies: Travelling
  • Position: Forward
  • Club:
    Real Madrid (2018 –);
    Flamengo (2017-2018)
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  • Instagram: @winjir
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Height, weight, physical appearance

  • Height: 177 cm (5’9”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lb)
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  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 42-33-14 (Chest 42, Waist 33, and Biceps 14 inches)
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the family

  • Father: Oliveira Sr
  • Mother: Tatiana Vinicius
  • Brother: Gustavo (younger brother)
  • Siblings: Natasha (elder sister), Isabelle (elder sister)

Girlfriend and dating history

Maria Julia Mazzali

In 2019, it was reported by a Brazilian newspaper that he dated Maria Julia Mazzali. Although he denied the rumours, selfies posted of him and Maria taking pictures in the same bathroom seem to corroborate the newspaper’s report.

Net worth

Vinicius Junior’s net worth is around €36 million. He has been playing football all his life, his source of income was from his salary.

Football player

Vinicius Junior contract with Real expires in 2025. From his contract, he received a salary of £186,000 per week and around £9,672,000 per year.

the facts

  • His father is a Brazilian football legend while his mother is a famous television personality.
  • When Vinicius Jr. started attending the Flamengo academy, his father decided to find a job in São Paulo and his mother stayed with him and his uncle to train with him at the academy.
  • When he was younger, he was often seen playing video games, especially FIFA, where he played for several teams, notably Barcelona FC, and played as Lionel Messi.
  • Robinho was his role model and he often wrote of Robinho as his mentor for all the registers of football.
  • At first, he commuted for his futsal training, but as his family’s finances began to deteriorate, he moved in with his uncle Ulysses.
  • He scored six goals while representing Brazil Under-15s in the South American Football Championship.
  • While performing at the Under-17 South American Championship, he scored seven goals and won the tournament’s best player trophy.
  • He made his debut representing Real Madrid in 2018 when he was 18 years old.
  • He also received an offer from Manchester United but transfer talks did not progress as Ed Woodward failed to negotiate with Flamengo.
  • He is known for his chepuy skills, a football skill that involves flicking the ball over an opponent’s head.
  • During matches between Brazil and Paraguay in 2017, he made three tackles and collected the ball using his right shoulder.
  • After his transfer to Real Madrid, the club allowed him to train with Flamengo in Brazil until July 2018.
  • His transfer to Real Madrid is the most expensive for an under-18 player at 46 million euros.
  • He is a person who cares deeply for his family and home. He is also intuitive and has an emotional personality.
  • He kept his life private, especially about his relationship status. But on his Instagram page, he revealed that he is a father, although the identity of his children is not revealed to the public.
  • He does not drink alcohol and only drinks cola.
  • In 2022, during a match between Real Madrid and Manchester City, he pulled a dummy on Fernandinho and a video of the moment went viral.
  • Its ideal type is…


“My salary doesn’t matter, I only care that I’m playing for the biggest club in the world.”

“I come from Flamengo, a club with a lot of pressure. I am used to it, but my family supports me as much as possible. I don’t think about failure.”

“I want to thank Ronaldo for coming here. He’s someone I’ve always followed and it’s incredible to have him by my side. I will give Madrid a lot of success”

“My aim is to win more. I always want to be at the top and that’s why I chose Real Madrid and I want to win more titles.”

“Neymar is my role model and I follow him closely. I have to work to stay at Real Madrid. It’s my dream to play together with Neymar.”

Adapted to pressure from a young age, Vinicius Junior proved that he is keen as one of the promising footballers.

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