Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida
|Full name||Vinícius Rodrigues Tomaz da Silva Almeida|
|Date of birth||26 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Dias d'Ávila, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2006||→ Avaí (loan)|
|2007||→ Santos (loan)||2||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Avaí (loan)|
|2009||América de Natal||0||(0)|
|2010||Bahia de Feira||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Dias d'Ávila, Bahia, Vinícius started his career with Vitória, located in Salvador, the state capital. In September 2005, he was signed by Atlético Mineiro and played a season for the club at 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In January 2006 he was signed by Iraty (de facto controlled by investment company) and immediately borrowed by Avaí for a year. He played 2006 and Campeonato Catarinense and 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the club.
In January 2009, he was transferred to América de Natal but released in August, after played nil at 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In January 2010 he signed a 4 months contract with Bahia de Feira and released after the end of Campeonato Baiano.
- Campeonato Paulista: 2007
- "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E)RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 31/01/2007". Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) (in Portuguese). 31 January 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- "Santos FC apresenta Pedro e Vinícius como reforços para 2007" [Santos FC presents Pedro and Vinícius as reinforcements for 2007]. Santos FC (in Portuguese). 12 January 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010.