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Vinicius Junior's playing style


NEWS | 23/05/2017

The 16-year-old forward, who joins the club from Flamengo, is one of the brightest young talents in world football. 
Vinicius de Oliveira Junior (São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro; 12/07/2000) joins the club from Flamengo. Aged 16, the Brazilian striker is one of the brighest emerging talents in world football. This season he was the standout performer at the South American Under-17 Football Championship, at which his Brazil side were crowned champions. Despite his tender years, he is already a member of the Flamengo first team and has made his debut in the Brazilian league.

A skillful, pacy attacker who is able to go past players and has an eye for goal, Vinicius Junior excelled in the Flamengo academy and for the Brazil youth teams. In 2015, he lifted the South American Under-15 Football Championship staged in Colombia, at which he netted six goals. In March of this year, he repeated the trick by claiming glory with the U17 team in Chile, where he was named player of the tournement and ended the competition as the leading goalscorer, with seven goals to his name. On 13 May he made his professional debut for Flamengo in a league clash against Atlético Mineiro.