|Full name||Edon Júnior Viegas Amaral|
|Date of birth||7 March 1994|
|Place of birth||Faro, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2013||→ Shillong Lajong (loan)||6||(2)|
|2013||→ Whitehawk (loan)||3||(0)|
|2014||Harrisburg City Islanders||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Edon Júnior Viegas Amaral, known as Edinho Júnior (born 7 March 1994) is a Portuguese footballer.
Edinho started his career in Portuguese club S.C. Olhanense's youth team where he caught the eye of Scottish Premier League side Celtic, who were rumored to be interested in signing the player for £500,000.
In June 2012, Edinho went on trial at English club Blackburn Rovers and signed for the club on 25 July 2012 after impressing in the trial, for an undsiclosed fee on a three-year contract. Edinho was allocated the squad number 19 and made his first team debut in a 2–1 win against Leicester City at Ewood Park, Edinho started the game and played in the first half, before he was replaced by David Goodwillie for the second half. On 13 February 2013 Edinho signed on loan for an I-League club Shillong Lajong.
Shillong Lajong (loan)
Edinho joined Shillong Lajong on loan on 15 February 2013 until 30 June 2013. He made his debut against Pune FC on 24 March 2013. He scored two goals as the match ended 2–2. In total, he made six appearances and scored two goals for Shillong Lajong.
On 19 July 2013, Edinho joined newly promoted Conference South side Whitehawk on a one month loan deal. On 18 September 2013, he returned to Blackburn after making three appearances for Whitehawk.
Harrisburg City Islanders
Edinho made his debut for Portugal U19 on 8 February 2013, coming on as a 58th minute substitute in a 3–0 friendly win over Norway U19. Then, in June 2013, he played in 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification against Bulgaria U19, a 7-0 win, and Czech Republic U19, a 4-1 win, coming on as substitute in both games.
(Correct as of October 10, 2013)
|Club||Season||League[A]||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[B]||Total|
- A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
- B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League play-offs.
- Footballzz.co.uk profile
- "Celtic pondering £500k deal for Portuguese star Edinho Junior". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Portuguese teen set for Blackburn Rovers run-out". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest (North West) Ltd. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Blackburn Rovers to sign Paulo Jorge and Edon Junior". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Blackburn Rovers sign Olhanense starlet". Algarve Resident. MMS Publishing Lda. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Blackburn 2–1 Leicester". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Edinho signs for Shillong Lajong on loan". Shillong Lajong. Shillong Lajong. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Youngster in ground-breaking move
- Soccerway report: Pune 2–2 Shillong Lajong
- I-League report: Pune 2–2 Shillong Lajong
- Junior Soccerway profile
- Blackburn Rovers forward Edinho Junior to join Whitehawk on loan
- Edinho joins Blackburn Rovers exodus
- Farense conta com mais quatro reforços (Farense has four reinforcements)
- "Portugal - Edinho Júnior - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 May 2014.