Vinícius Araújo

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Vinícius Vasconcelos
Personal information
Full name Vinícius Vasconcelos Araújo
Date of birth (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth João Monlevade, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Vasco da Gama
Youth career
2007–2012 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Cruzeiro 16 (7)
2014–2017 Valencia 6 (0)
2014Standard Liège (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2016Cruzeiro (loan) 12 (2)
2016Sport (loan) 16 (2)
2017Huesca (loan) 22 (4)
2017–2018 Zaragoza 19 (4)
2018– Vasco da Gama 0 (0)
National team
2013 Brazil U20 10 (7)
2014 Brazil U21 9 (8)
2014 Brazil Olympic 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 August 2018
‡ 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 Brazilian club Vasco da Gama as a striker.

Club 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 3.5 million.[3] His debut 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]

On 25 August 2014, Araújo was loaned to Belgian Pro League side Standard Liège, in a season-long deal.[5] Sparingly used, he was loaned back to his first club Cruzeiro on 25 June 2015.[6]

After being rarely used in Cruzeiro, Araújo joined Sport also in a temporary deal.[7] Returning to the Che in January 2017, he scored in a Copa del Rey 2–1 loss against Celta de Vigo on the 12th before being loaned out to SD Huesca six days later.[8]

On 1 September 2017, Araújo terminated his contract with the Che.[9]

Zaragoza[edit]

Immediately after terminating his contract, Araújo signed a one-year deal with Real Zaragoza.[10]

Vasco da Gama[edit]

In 3 August 2018 Vinicius was announced for Vasco da Gama.

International career[edit]

Vinícius Araújo was called up for Brazil U20's in May 2013.[11] The following month he was the topscorer of the 2013 Toulon Tournament, and scored Brazil's only goal in the 2013 Valais Youth Cup final against Ghana.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 October 2014[12]
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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cruzeiro

International[edit]

Brazil U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Em dia histórico para Fábio, Cruzeiro e Portuguesa só empatam no Canindé (In a historical day for Fábio, Cruzeiro and Portuguesa only draw in Canindé); UOL Esporte, 6 July 2013 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Cruzeiro 3 x 0 Náutico - Foi fácil, só deu Vinícius Araújo no Mineirão Cruzeiro 3–0 Náutico — It was easy, it was just Vinícius Araújo in Mineirão); Futebol Interior, 14 July 2013 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ El Valencia ficha a Vinicius Araujo (Valencia signs Vinicius Araujo); Marca, 31 January 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Larrivey fulmina el efecto Pizzi" [Larrivey obliterates Pizzi effect] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Comunicado Oficial – Vinícius Araújo" [Official statement – Vinícius Araújo] (in Spanish). Valencia's official website. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Comunicado Oficial – Vinícius Araújo" [Official statement – Vinícius Araújo] (in Spanish). Valencia's official website. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Sport oficializa contratação de Vinícius Araújo, que já pode jogar o clássico" [Sport turn official the signing of Vinícius Araújo, who can already play in derby] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Vinícius Araújo se incorpora a la SD Huesca" [Vinícius Araújo joins SD Huesca] (in Spanish). SD Huesca. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Official Statement | Vinícius Araújo". Valencia CF. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Acuerdo para el fichaje en propiedad del futbolista Vinícius Araújo" [Agreement for the signing of footballer Vinícius Araújo] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  11. ^ Feliz com convocação, Vinícius Araújo revela: ‘achei que era brincadeira’ (Happy with call-up, Vinícius Araújo reveals: ‘I thought it was a joke’); Globo Esporte, 4 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
  12. ^ Vinícius Araújo at ESPN FC

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