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Real's New Brazilian Starlet Is Breaking Neymar Records

Real Madrid's New Brazilian Starlet Is Breaking Neymar Records

By David Kappel - Feb 27, 2018 10:30 AM @kappilinho

Many knew Neymar long before his move to FC Barcelona for his exploits in Brazil, but Real Madrid's new Brazilian wonderkid is already breaking records set by the 26-year-old.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see how Vinicius Junior compares to other Brazilian starlets.

Los Blancos signed 17-year-old Vinicius Junior for €45 million (R642 million) last season, but he is only eligible to play for the Spanish giants when he turns 18, which will happen on 12 July.

Vinicius has stepped up his game in Brazil after joining Flamengo's first team this season, and has scored in his past three games.

In the 1380 minutes of first team football he has played this season, he has already scored eight goals – more than his famous countryman Neymar had in his first 1500 minutes of senior football with Santos, as Marca pointed out.

Vinicius, who was named the best player at the 2017 South American U17 Football Championship, also outscores other famous Brazilian exports to Europe such as Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus.

While the latter had scored seven goals in his first 1500 minutes of professional football at Palmeiras, Coutinho only scored five goals in his first 3000 minutes for Vasco Da Gama.

Vinicius won his first trophy with Flamengo recently, lifting the Taca Guanabara – a tournament organised by the Rio de Janeiro State Football Federation.

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According to Marca, Vinicius will reportedly join Madrid ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and spend the pre-season with the club. Zinedine Zidane and his coaching staff will then decide whether he will stay with the first team or be loaned out for the coming season.

Do you think Real found themselves their next big superstar in Vinicius? Have your say in the comments section below.


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khaydoman Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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khaydoman Mar 02, 2018 11:04 AM
@mtwesi, well said boss! Gabuza is a real joke
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Warras4phefeni Mar 01, 2018 11:49 AM
He sound promising the teen
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Faysal Feb 27, 2018 10:23 PM
If barca come to lesotho and take a player than expect cowdrid in lesotho
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Ntsunda11 Feb 27, 2018 09:19 PM
@Madredz the Katsande part though!!!!
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Ntsunda11 Feb 27, 2018 09:14 PM
I can't wait to see him at Bernabeu
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Matayitayi Feb 27, 2018 08:28 PM
Copying Barca always this madrugs
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kekanejan Feb 27, 2018 08:01 PM
Overrated
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clemz7 Feb 27, 2018 08:01 PM
Ok sobona khona
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Qondeni Feb 27, 2018 07:14 PM
Let's wait and see.
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Chicharito07 Feb 27, 2018 06:46 PM
Real talent
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 27, 2018 04:42 PM
Maybe his gonna be a good partner wth CR7,they mst use him
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Lusapho Makhubalo Feb 27, 2018 04:20 PM
The boy is promising
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Mtwesi Feb 27, 2018 03:13 PM
Gaguza 4 goals in 1000000 minutes
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Mtwesi Feb 27, 2018 03:11 PM
That's good for vinicius
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Mtwesi Feb 27, 2018 03:11 PM
That's good for vinicius
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Madredz Feb 27, 2018 02:39 PM
So the headline should've said a Flamengo starlet. Whats wrong with you soccer laduma these days? Your headlines leaves much to be desired... Earlier you called katsande a star...y mara?
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Schweinstriker_31 Feb 27, 2018 02:10 PM
Mxm what happened to Martin odegaard
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nazzi the second Feb 27, 2018 02:07 PM
SAFA needs to find people to study brazilso we can emulate them, i mean Brazil is not rich we can surely afford whatever they are doing to develop their players, we already have a bunch of skillful players, i mean if we discovered tau and a very young age we could have developed him to be at least something close to mbappe
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Hizo Feb 27, 2018 12:27 PM
Brazil will always conquer in football because thy believe in development not like us here at home we like ready made players
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Mumm_Rubi Feb 27, 2018 11:09 AM
It does not look like Brazil will stop ruling world football

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