Vinicius Junior has been making headlines these days as the young superstar of Real Madrid has turned all netizen criticizers into his admirers. He might have failed to deliver in his early years at Real Madrid. But now under the new manager Carlo Ancelotti he has become one of the best young football players and has been causing havoc for the rivals when he plays for Real Madrid.
Vinicius Junior is a Brazilian professional football player. He was born on the 12th of July in 2000 in Sao Goncalo, Brazil. Vinicius was signed from Flamingo by the current when Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had his eyes on his talent and brought him to Madrid in 2018.
A year when their all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo left the club. So they started investing in youngsters. As an attempt to fill the void that was left by their legend, Cristiano Ronaldo. At that time young Brazilian Vinicius Junior impressed the club and was immediately signed for the club. Since 2018 he has shown glimpses of some amazing skills that made the fans go wow. But as far as scoring or performing in big games is concerned or the times when Real Madrid needed him the most he was not up to the mark.
He was at some point ridiculed by the fans. He failed to deliver as expectations were high of him but he squandered many chances. Real Madrid did not lose hope in him as they kept giving him chances and in 2020 he helped the club win the La Liga title.
In 2021, he tried to give his best for the club but it was just not enough. As he lost the league title to their rivals Atletico de Madrid. They even failed to win the UEFA Champions League title. Because they could only manage to reach the semi-final where they failed against Chelsea and lost 3-1 in 2021.
Vinicius Jr. wins UEFA Champions League Young Player of the season 2021-22
But 2022 has been a year full of brilliant displays of Vinicius Jr. As he steals the show at UEFA Champions League 2021-22 by giving some outrageous performances. Not just that, this has turned out to be his best season for Real Madrid in La Liga. As he scored 17 goals and has bagged 10 assists in La Liga this year. With his 17 goals, he ended the La Liga season being 3rd top scorer and 2nd for Real Madrid. He was just behind his teammate at the club Karim Benzema.
Vinicius Jr. in UEFA Champions League proved to be a star of Real Madrid as he helped them win the competition. He smashed 4 goals and provided 6 assists in this year’s UCL campaign of Real Madrid. Vinicius Jr. scored in the UCL Final vs Liverpool and that was the only goal that made the difference as the match ended 1-0 in favor of Real Madrid. Vinicius proved he is no way less than any other world-class player in the world. Real Madrid’s diamond Vinicius Jr. Won the UEFA Champions League Young Player of the Season Award for his astonishing performances in the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 and vows to continue performing at the top level in the future as well.