Vinícius Araújo

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Vinícius Araújo
Personal information
Full name Vinícius Vasconcelos Araújo
Date of birth (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth João Monlevade, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Standard Liège (on loan from Valencia)
Number 9
Youth career
2007–2012 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Cruzeiro 16 (7)
2014– Valencia 6 (0)
2014– Standard Liège (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2013 Brazil U20 10 (7)
2014– Brazil U21 2 (2)
2014– Brazil Olympic 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2014

Vinícius Vasconcelos Araújo (born 22 February 1993) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Belgian side Standard Liège, on loan from Spanish side Valencia CF, as a striker.

Career[edit]

Cruzeiro[edit]

Born in João Monlevade, Araújo joined local Cruzeiro's academy in 2007, aged 14. He made his Série A on 6 July 2013, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Portuguesa.[1]

Eight days later, Araújo scored his first professional goals, in a 3–0 home win over Náutico.[2] He finished the campaign with 21 appearances and eight goals (16 in the league, 1118 minutes overall), as the Raposa was crowned champions.

Valencia[edit]

On 31 January 2014 La Liga side Valencia CF bought a half of Vinícius Araújo's rights, for a 3.5 million.[3] His maiden appearance in La Liga came on 2 March 2014, as he replaced Portu in the 70th minute of a 0–1 away loss to Rayo Vallecano.[4]

Standard Liège[edit]

On 25 August 2014, Araújo was loaned to Belgian Pro League side Standard Liège, in a season-long deal.[5]

International career[edit]

Vinícius Araújo was called-up for Brazil U20's in in May.[6] In the following month he was the topscorer of 2013 Toulon Tournament, and scored Brazil's only goal in 2013 Valais Youth Cup final against Ghana.

Honours[edit]

Cruzeiro
Brazil U20

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 October 2014[7]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Cruzeiro 2013 16 7 2 3 1 0 5 1 0 24 9 2
Total 16 7 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 24 9 2
Valencia 2013–14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Standard Liège (loan) 2014–15 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
Career totals 24 7 2 3 1 0 2 1 0 5 1 0 34 10 2

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