Júnior - Career
Whilst Junior started his career as a right-back and finished it as a midfielder, it's as a fantastic attacking left-back for which he will be best remembered by the majority of the football world. Junior was two footed, which is the reason why he started out on the right flank, and he had outstanding technique and vision, his ability to read the game and pick out a decisive pass or find a team-mate from out of nowhere was also one of the reasons why he was later deployed as a midfield playmaker. In addition to these skills, Junior had a terrific engine, motoring up and down the flank and acting like an extra winger at times.
Junior's playing career in the 1980s was split between that great Flamengo team and a spell in Serie A with Torino and Pescara, by this time he was trying to prolong his career so had specified that as part of his move he would be played in midfield rather than on the wing.
Júnior - Playing Style
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