Vinicius Junior

Brazil's midfielder #20 Savio (2L) vies with England's defender #16 Joe Gomez (R) during the international friendly football match between England and Brazil at Wembley stadium in north London on March 23, 2024. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Endrick makes history as Brazil beat England to launch new era

Brazil's new boss Dorival Junior started his bid to revive the five-time world champions with a 1-0 win against England as teenage sensation Endrick bagged his first international goal in Saturday's friendly
4 months ago
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward #07 Vinicius Junior reacts during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 25, 2024. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Atletico fan arrested for racist abuse of eight-year-old girl

A fan of Spanish football club Atletico Madrid has been arrested for racially abusing an eight-year-old girl wearing a jersey of Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, Spanish police said Thursday.
5 months ago
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward #07 Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish Super Cup final football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh, on January 14, 2024. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Spain court drops Vinicius racism case due to lack of evidence

A Spanish court on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit over alleged racist abuse aimed at Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior during a La Liga match last year against Osasuna due to a lack
6 months ago
(FILES) Brazil's forward Vinicius Junior gestures as leaves a training session in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, on November 15, 2023, ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football matches against Colombia and Argentina, on November 16 and 21 respectively. - Forward Vinícius Jr. sees it "a little difficult" to play in a South American derby against Argentina in the 2026 World Cup qualifier after suffering a muscle strain in Brazil's defeat to Colombia in Barranquilla on November 16. (Photo by Daniel RAMALHO / AFP)

Vinicius may miss Argentina World Cup qualifier due to injury

Brazilian attacker Vinicius Junior said it will be "a bit difficult" to be fit in time for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Argentina, after limping off with a left-thigh injury against Colombia.
8 months ago
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward #07 Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Real Madrid's Brazilian forward #11 Rodrygo during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 11, 2023. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP)

Vinicius and Rodrygo keep Real Madrid on Girona’s tail

Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes struck twice each as Real Madrid thrashed Valencia 5-1 on Saturday to stay hot on the heels of shock La Liga leaders Girona.
9 months ago
Real Madrid's German defender #22 Antonio Rudiger and Real Madrid's Spanish forward #17 Lucas Vazquez (R) vie with Sporting Braga's Portuguese forward #07 Bruma during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Real Madrid CF and SC Braga at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 8, 2023. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP)

Real Madrid ease past Braga to reach Champions League last 16

Record 14-time winners Real Madrid swanned into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a comfortable 3-0 win over Braga to maintain their 100 percent record.
9 months ago
(FILES) Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior warms up prior to the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 4, 2023. - Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly on June 6, 2023, approved a bill that provides for the interruption or suspension of football matches in cases of racism, in the first concrete action in Brazil following the wave of outrage over racist behaviour towards Brazilian Vinicius Jr. in Spain. (Photo by Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP)

Vinicius ‘used to’ racism in Spain: Madrid coach Ancelotti

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior has become "unfortunately used to" racism in Spain, his coach Carlo Ancelotti said Saturday.
9 months ago
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward #07 Vinicius Junior looks on during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla FC and Real Madrid CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on October 21, 2023. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

Madrid’s Vinicius highlights racist gesture made by ‘child’

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior said he saw racist abuse by a "child" during his team's 1-1 draw at Sevilla on Saturday in La Liga.
9 months ago
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior greets the audience prior the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 24, 2023. - Vinicius drew global support after making a stand against racist abuse he received on May 21 from Valencia supporters at their Mestalla stadium. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Vinicius drops out of Madrid squad for Atletico derby clash

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior was ruled out of the derby clash against Atletico Madrid on Sunday just hours before the match in La Liga.
10 months ago
Brazil's forward Vinicius Junior takes a knee before the start of the international friendly football match between Brazil and Guinea at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona on June 17, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Vinicius complains as advisor racially abused at Brazil friendly in Spain

Vinicius Junior complained Sunday about an alleged racist act by stadium security aimed at one of his staff before the friendly between Brazil and Guinea in Barcelona.
1 year ago
(FILES) Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior warms up prior to the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 4, 2023. - Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly on June 6, 2023, approved a bill that provides for the interruption or suspension of football matches in cases of racism, in the first concrete action in Brazil following the wave of outrage over racist behaviour towards Brazilian Vinicius Jr. in Spain. (Photo by Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP)

Spain, Brazil to play anti-racism friendly in Madrid after Vinicius abuse

The Spanish and Brazilian football federations presented their plan on Tuesday for a friendly match at the Santiago Bernabeu in March 2024 to combat racism, after global outrage at the abuse of
1 year ago
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior greets the audience prior the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 24, 2023. - Vinicius drew global support after making a stand against racist abuse he received on May 21 from Valencia supporters at their Mestalla stadium. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Vinicius hate crime suspects banned from Spanish stadiums

Four men detained on suspicion of hanging an effigy of Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior from a bridge have been banned from Spanish stadiums, a Madrid court ruled Thursday.
1 year ago
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