Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer. He is commonly known to fans as Vinicius Junior or Vini Jr. Vinicius plays as a winger for both the Brazilian national team and Real Madrid. Vinicius is known for his speed, stamina, ball controlling and passing abilities.
Vinicius was signed by Real Madrid back in 2018 when he was just 18 years old. Real Madrid spent 45 million Euros to secure this player. Back then many world-class clubs tried to sign Vinicius but none of the clubs were able to do so.
From the very beginning Vinicius astonished the football world with his performance. A teenager from Brazil competing with the world-class players with ease, a sight not that much common in football.
Vinicius plays for the Brazilian national team too and helped them to win many crucial matches over the years. He has been selected for the Brazilian squad of Copa America 2021.
Vinicius is only 20 years old and already he made a good fortune for himself by playing football. In the year 2021, the estimated net worth of Vinicius Jr. is approximately USD 44 million.
Vinicius started playing football at a very early age. Vinicius started his training sessions with Flamengo when he was only 6 years old. But Vinicius Jr. started his senior career back in the 2016-2017 season. He played for only two seasons with the club. Flamengo paid him USD 300K for each season.
Vinicius joined Real Madrid in mid-2018. In his first season he played for RM Castilla, the junior team of Real Madrid. For that season Vinicius pocketed around USD 4 million. In 2019, he joined the main team of Real Madrid and was paid USD 7 million for that season.
In the year 2021, Vinicius Jr. signed a new contract with the club. According to that contract Real Madrid will pay USD 14 million for each season to Vinicius. Vinicius also gets various bonuses with his annual salary.
Vinicius is only 20 years old and he is improving as a player day by day. So we can hope that in the near future he will increase his net worth even more.