Júnior Profile

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 - Career in Brief


Years Club
1974-84 Flamengo crest Flamengo
1984-87 Roma crest Torino
1987-89 Pescara crest Pescara
1989-93 Flamengo crest Flamengo


Team Brazil
Debut 1979
Last Match 1992
Caps 74
Goals 6

Júnior - Playing Style

Júnior - Honours


Honour Year Club
European Cup Winners 1986-87 Porto crest Porto