Vinicius Jr’s Net Worth, Salary, Football Career, Honours
Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior was born on the 12th of July 2000, he is commonly known as Vinícius Júnior or Vini Jr., and he is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. The player is considered as one of the best players in the world, he is known for his dribbling skills, high pace, strength, and shooting.
Report from BBC sport has it that Vinícius Junior’s football career began in the year 2006, when his father took him to the branch offices of Flamengo, in the neighborhood of Mutuá, in São Gonçalo where he lived. His club document described him as a left-back. The report has it that hailing from a poor family, Vinícius went to live in Abolição with his uncle, Ulisses, to shorten the distance to Ninho do Urubu (the “Vultures’ Nest”). He started to receive financial aid from Flamengo as well as aid from entrepreneurs.
However, between 2007 and 2010, Vinícius attended futsal classes at Flamengo’s school in São Gonçalo at the Canto do Rio, a famous club located in the centre of Niterói.
As per report from ESPN, Vinícius debuted for Flamengo on the 13th of May 2017 as an 82nd-minute substitute in a Brazilian Série A 1–1 draw against Atlético Mineiro. After a frame of two days later, he extended his contract with the club from 2019 until 2022, with a significant salary increase and a buyout clause increase from €30 million to €45 million. The report has it that this contract renewal was reported as being part of the transfer process of Vinícius to Real Madrid, an agreement reached between the two clubs in Gávea that week with an obligation to sell the young player in the month of July 2018.
On the the 23rd of May 2017, Spanish club Real Madrid signed a contract to acquire Vinícius, effective after his 18th birthday on the 12th of July 2018 (as age 18 is the minimum age for international transfer). The young star transferred for a reported fee of €46 million, which was at the time, the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football (behind only Neymar), the largest amount received by a Brazilian club for a transfer, and the highest amount ever paid by a club for a footballer under the age of 19.
2021–22: First-team breakthrough, UEFA Champions League winner
As per various reports, Vinícius started the 2021–22 season by scoring Real Madrid’s fourth goal in a 4–1 away victory over Alavés on the opening day of the La Liga campaign. And on the 22nd of August, he scored a brace in a 3–3 draw against Levante coming off the bench, which earned him a first-team place, ahead of Eden Hazard. Skysport report has it that on the 12th of May 2022, he scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid in a 6–0 victory over Levante. On the 28th of May, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final to clinch Madrid their record 14th UEFA Champions League title.
According to the report from talkSPORT, on the 30th of October 2015, Vinícius Júnior was called up for Brazil by coach Guilherme Dalla Déa for the South American U-15 Championship. The player and Brazil won the U-15 title and he was the 2nd top-scorer of the tournament with seven goals. He was named player of the tournament and continued to perform which helped him convince Flamengo to sign him by the age of 16. On the 24th of June 2016, Vinícius was called up for a friendly against Chile U-17 and scored two goals and provided two assists in the 4–2 victory.
On the 28th of February 2019, Vinícius was called up to the Brazil national team for the first time for friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic. However, he suffered an injury while playing for Real Madrid, and David Neres was called up in his place in March.
Vinicius Jr Net Worth: Boots
Vinicius Jr’s boots are supplied by NIKE. Sources claim he makes an addition €7.32 million annually from his deal with the global sportswear brand.
Vinicius Jr Net Worth
Vinicius Jr’s net worth in 2022 is estimated in the region of €21 million.
Vinicius Jr Salary
The Brazilian teenager makes €215,000 or £190,000 per week at Real Madrid.
Vinicius Jr Net Worth
La Liga: 2019–20, 2021–22
Supercopa de España: 2019–20, 2021–22
UEFA Champions League: 2021–22
UEFA Super Cup: 2022
FIFA Club World Cup: 2018
South American U-15 Championship: 2015
South American U-17 Championship: 2017
BRICS U-17 Football Cup: 2016
Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Best Left-Winger: 2017
South American U-17 Championship Best Player: 2017
La Liga Player of the Month: November 2021
UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021–22
UEFA Champions League Young Player of the Season: 2021–22
La Liga Team of the Season: 2021–22