Vitor Gomes Pereira Júnior

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Juninho
Juninho LA Galaxy 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Vitor Gomes Pereira Junior
Date of birth (1989-01-08) January 8, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth São José dos Campos, Brazil
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Los Angeles Galaxy
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2008 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 São Paulo 0 (0)
2009 Toledo (loan)
2010–2012 Los Angeles Galaxy (loan) 87 (13)
2013– Los Angeles Galaxy 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vítor Gomes Pereira Júnior, commonly known as Juninho or Vitor Junior (born January 8, 1989 in São José dos Campos), is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Juninho grew up in the city of São Paulo and played for the São Paulo youth team, winning the U-17 Paulista Championship side in 2006. He made one appearance for the São Paulo senior side in 2007. He was sent out on loan to Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy in 2010 along with fellow Brazilians from the club Alex Cazumba and Leonardo [1] He made his debut for the team on March 27, 2010, in Galaxy's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against New England Revolution,[2] and scored his first goal for the Galaxy in a 2-0 win over AC St. Louis in the 2010 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 game on June 29, 2010.[3] Juninho scored his first goal in a league game against Seattle Sounders FC on July 4, 2010, shooting from over 30 yards out.[4] The goal was named the Goal of the Week for week 13.[5]

Juninho helped Galaxy win the Supporters' Shield in both 2010 and 2011. He was also a key player in the Galaxy's 2011 MLS Cup championship. At the conclusion of 2011, Juninho left Los Angeles and signed a three-year contract with São Paulo.[6] However, in February 2012 Juninho returned to Los Angeles on loan for the 2012 MLS season.[7]

Juninho eventually made his stay at Los Angeles a permanent one, when he signed for the club on January 15, 2013 following his release from São Paulo.[8]

Honours[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

  • U-17 Paulista Championship- 2006

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

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