Lucky player from Brazil
Vinicius Junior is in luck. The Brazilian striker reached today against Valencia the 200 matches played with the Real Madrid first team . To this figure we must add the 48 goals and 49 assists that he has had in these first 199 games, and which give relief to a player who started out as a revulsion until Santiago Solari decided to bet on him for the first team in his brief but brief period. intense. The Argentine coach had him in the ranks of Castilla, where Julen Lopetegui sent him at his beginnings in Spanish football. The idea of the former white coach was to adapt to the football that is played in Europe. But in just five of his games (he scored four goals) with the white team, he already showed signs of his personality, talent, character and warrior spirit:In his first outing with Castilla, a derby against the Atlético de Madrid subsidiary, the rojiblanco captain Tachi came to try to bite his head.
Who did it before Vinicius Junior
Vinicius is the third youngest player to reach that figure after two white legends such as Raúl (he reached them at the age of 21, five months and 22 days in a trip to Oviedo in 1998, in which the whites fell by the minimum, 1- 0) and Iker Casillas , who did it at 22 years, four months and 26 days. Vini catches up with them at 22 years, six months and 18 days