Edinho Júnior

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Edinho Júnior
Personal information
Full name Edon Júnior Viegas Amaral[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Faro, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Harrisburg City Islanders
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2012 Olhanense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
2013 Shillong Lajong (loan) 6 (2)
2013 Whitehawk (loan) 3 (0)
2014– Harrisburg City Islanders 1 (0)
National team
2013 Portugal U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:15, 5 April 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2013

Edon Júnior Viegas Amaral, known as Edinho Júnior (born 7 March 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays a forward for USL Pro side Harrisburg City Islanders.

Career[edit]

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.[2]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

In June 2012, Edinho went on trial at English club Blackburn Rovers[3] and signed for the club on 25 July 2012 after impressing in the trial,[4] for an undsiclosed fee on a three-year contract.[5] 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.[6] On 13 February 2013 Edinho signed on loan for an I-League club Shillong Lajong.[7]

Shillong Lajong (loan)[edit]

Edinho joined Shillong Lajong on loan on 15 February 2013 until 30 June 2013.[8] He made his debut against Pune FC on 24 March 2013. He scored two goals as the match ended 2–2.[9][10] In total, he made six appearances and scored two goals for Shillong Lajong.[11]

Whitehawk (loan)[edit]

On 19 July 2013, Edinho joined newly promoted Conference South side Whitehawk on a one month loan deal.[12] On 18 September 2013, he returned to Blackburn after making three appearances for Whitehawk.

Harrisburg City Islanders[edit]

On 24 January 2014, Edinho joined USL Pro side Harrisburg City Islanders on a free transfer.[13]

International career[edit]

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.[14] Then, in June 2013, he played in 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification against Bulgaria U19, a 7-0 win,[15] and Czech Republic U19, a 4-1 win,[16] coming on as substitute in both games.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of October 10 2013)

Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers
2012–13[17]
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Shillong Lajong
2012–13
6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Whitehawk
2013–14
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career totals 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 2
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.

Personal life[edit]

Edinho is the son of former Brazilian footballer Edon Amaral Neto.[5]

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