João Vitor Ribeiro Rodrigues

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João Vitor
Personal information
Full name João Vitor Ribeiro Rodrigues
Date of birth (1991-12-01) December 1, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Caratinga, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Club information
Current team
Braga B
Number 91
Youth career
2007 Artsul
2008–2011 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Flamengo 1 (0)
2012 Londrina (loan)
2012– Braga B
National team
2009 Brazil U-18
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 1, 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 1, 2012

João Vitor Ribeiro Rodrigues, better known as João Vitor (born December 1, 1991 in Caratinga), is a Brazilian centre midfielder who plays for S.C. Braga reserve team.


Beginning in Minas[edit]

João is a native of Caratinga, belonging to the eastern city of Minas Gerais, with a population over 80,000 inhabitants, counting the nearby districts. From humble family, he started at school for Maguila, nicknamed Cláudio, famous in the region where he began making his first kicks. Maguila promised the young man that if he stood out, take him to try his luck in Rio de Janeiro.

The promise was fulfilled after João Vitor show stand out among other kids. The grit and determination allied technique to the centre midfielder won him a test in Artsul, time to contest the second division of professional soccer in Rio de Janeiro. A smaller club, but with good structure. From there came the boys Jorbison, today at Flamengo, and Geovane Maranhão, hired by Vasco da Gama.

Featured on the basis carioca[edit]

The team of Nova Iguaçu, João Victor stood out in Campeonato Carioca Juvenil de 2007, when the team went to the seventh stage, before the last final, and lost the group standings for the Vasco da Gama. At the time, the coach of Flamengo, Rogério Lourenço, who later would win the final in Vasco, invited the youth to go to the team, the Estádio da Gávea. For João, a former supporter of Palmeiras and without the family who lived in housing Artsul, going to a big team was undoubtedly a great achievement.

In 2009, Rogério Lourenço, responsible for his going to Flamengo Categories of Base, then also led to the selection. With the yellow jersey, he played an under-18 tournament in Spain. It was the ninth Copa do Mediterrâneo in that the selection was the vice-championship.

João Vitor who is an admirer of the World Cup winner Gilberto Silva. Today, he is absolute owner in the team led by Armênio Moura, in the Flamengo's youth team, but want to get the core team. This transition has come to be taken for granted at the end of last year, and despite major contributions from João during the Copa São Paulo de Juniores, has not yet materialized.

The centre midfielder João Vitor has the main characteristics of quality in the pass game and good vision.

Started to train in the first team of Flamengo in 2010.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of February 1, 2012)
Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2011 1 0 1 0 - - - - - - 2 0
2012 2 0 0 0 - - - - - - 2 0
Total 3 0 1 0 - - - - - - 4 0

according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[2] and Flaestatística.[3]





  1. ^ A personalidade do novo volante rubro-negro Archived 2010-01-19 at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese). March 1, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Flaestatística (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ CBF Registry[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese)

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