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 24)
Place of birth Faro, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Gaz Metan Mediaș
Number 94
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 Islanders 5 (0)
2014–2016 Farense 33 (4)
2016 Erndtebrück 16 (2)
2017 Almancilense 11 (3)
2018– Gaz Metan Mediaș 0 (0)
National team
2013 Portugal U19 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2018

Edon Júnior Viegas Amaral (born 7 March 1994), known as Edinho Júnior, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Romanian club Gaz Metan Mediaș.


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]


In July 2014, Edinho joined Segunda Liga side Farense.[14]

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. 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 10 October 2013)

Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Shillong Lajong
6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
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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