Anselmo Vendrechovski Júnior

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Juninho playing for UANL in 2011
Personal information
Full name Anselmo Vendrechovski Júnior
Date of birth (1982-09-16) September 16, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Wenceslau Braz, Paraná, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2001 Coritiba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Coritiba 13 (0)
2005–2007 Botafogo 64 (14)
2008 São Paulo 8 (0)
2009 Botafogo 34 (7)
2010 Suwon Bluewings (loan) 11 (3)
2010– UANL 205 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2016.

Anselmo Vendrechovski Júnior (September 16, 1982), known as Juninho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Liga MX club Tigres UANL. He holds a Mexican passport.[1]

A centre back, Juninho is considered as one of the top defenders of Liga MX praised for his quality and leadership.[2] The captain of Tigres, he is a set-piece specialist with a powerful right shot and ability to score goals.


His great-grandparents were from Poland.[3] He spent his early career with Coritiba. On 2005, he was signed by Botafogo. He was transferred in 2008 to São Paulo after accepting a three-year offer on December 7, 2007.[4] In January 2009 he was released to sign back with his former club Botafogo, but Tigres UANL from Mexico offered him a better contract, and since 2010 he has played in Mexico. In early 2010 he played for Suwon Bluewings on loan. His first goal with Tigres was against Santos Laguna, on a free kick, in the 8th minute, this was the only goal of the game, as it ended 1 - 0 for a Tigres' win. He became a key player for the Apertura 2011, Apertura 2015 and Apertura 2016 championships of Tigres. He is the current team captain.



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