Vinicius Junior | 20 Years On | FM18 Wonderkids in Football Manager

Welcome to 20 Years On, a series here on VivaLaVidaFM where we take one of the games hottest prospects and see where they end up at the end of their career in Football Manager. In this post, we see where Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior could end up in 20 years time.

Name: Vinicius Junior

Birthday: 12 July 2000

Current Club: CR Flamengo

Nation: Brazil

Vinicius Junior is an attacking player who currently plays for Flamengo in Brazil. He made his debut for the first team at just 16 years of age before securing a long-term contract at the club. Just weeks later, Real Madrid signed a contract to acquire Vinicius effective after his 18th birthday. He will, however, stay with Flamengo on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season (the first half of the 2019 Brazilian season).

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Vinicius Junior | 2017

Vinicius Junior | FM18 Wonderkids

CR Flamengo | 2017-2018flamengo

  • Appearances: 44
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 5

Vinicius Junior begins his FM18 career with Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo, though he is already prepared to leave the club in 2018. He made 44 appearances for the club before departing midway through the 2018 Brazilian season.

Real Madrid | 2018-2028real madrid

  • Appearances: 424
  • Goals: 142
  • Assists: 44

Vinicius joined Real Madrid for £40M in 2018 and went on to make over 400 first-team appearances for Madrid. In his ten seasons there, he won the top tier of Spanish football TEN times out of ten! He also helped Madrid win the Copa del Rey five times but never managed any continental success.

Manchester United | 2028-2034man utd logo

  • Appearances: 218
  • Goals: 38
  • Assists: 13

Vinicius left Spain for England in a £87M pound move in 2028, joining Manchester United. In his time with the club, he made 218 appearances and won one league title. Most importantly for Vinicius, he won the Champions League; and guess who Man Utd beat in the final…. Real Madrid of course!

Jiangsu | 2034-2036Jiangsu Suning

  • Appearances: 72
  • Goals: 29
  • Assists: 12

Jiangsu signed Vinicius on a free transfer in 2034 as he looked towards the end of his playing career. He was a key member of the Chinese club’s side but couldn’t lead them to any successes in his three seasons there. There was talk of one final big move back to the Spanish leagues before he finished playing, but it wasn’t to be.

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Vinicius Junior career history

International | Brazil

  • Caps: 11
  • Goals: 4
  • Assists: 3

Sadly for Vinicius, he fell victim to the abundance of attacking strength and depth in the Brazilian setup. He made just 11 appearances for Brazil but did pick up an international honour, helping his nation win the Copa America.

Statistics and Honours

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real madrid10x La Liga

5x Copa del Rey

brazil1x Copa America


man utd logo1x Premier League

2x FA Cup

1x Champions League

1x Club World Championship

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Vinicius Junior development GIF



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