Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr Snubs Ronaldo and Messi, Names Brazilian Star As Childhood Hero

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr Snubs Ronaldo and Messi, Names Brazilian Star As Childhood Hero

Ero Samson
October 1, 2023 at 1:15 PM
  • Vinicius Jr has grown to become one of football's foremost stars in recent times
  • The Real Madrid forward recently returned from an injury layoff
  • The Brazilian star has named his childhood football hero

Vinicius Jr. has grown to become an integral part of the attack boasted by Spanish giant Real Madrid in recent times.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has seen his importance grow astronomically since his debut in 2018 away at Atletico Madrid.

The young Brazilian, who has an impressive goal tally of 61 goals for the Spanish powerhouse, once established a formidable partnership alongside Karim Benzema and is presently collaborating with Rodrygo Goes.

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Vinicius Jr has grown to become an integral part of Real Madrid's attack. Image: Diego Souto.
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Vinicius recently sat in an interview, as reported by Madrid Universal, where he disclosed his childhood footballing hero.

Vinicius Jr names his childhood hero

The forward who recently returned from a lengthy injury layoff, disclosed his choice of his childhood footballing hero, amongst a few other topics.

As reported by the Spanish outlet Vini Jr, when quizzed about his hero opted for Al-Hilal star Neymar Jr.

"My childhood hero? Neymar."

The choice of Vinicius Jr's hero comes as a surprise to many, given his occasional display of love and affection for Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, given the fact he spent a part of his summer holiday with Neymar and the relatively similar style of play the pair share, one could draw a conclusion as to where his affinity for the Brazils number seven stems from.

The Real Madrid forward who has found the back of the net just once this season, will hope he can find rediscover his goalscoring form, as he is expected to lead the Los Blancos attack when they square off against Girona per reports from 90mins.

Vinicius Jr. trolls Jude Bellingham

Sports Brief also reported on Jude Bellingham and Vinicius battling each other in multiple matches during the EA Sports FC 24 game launch recently.

There were a few hilarious moments between the pair, with the Brazilian taunting his teammate after scoring and recreating the Englishman's celebration.

However, things got utterly hilarious when Bellingham was about to score a goal only for his game controller to turn itself off at the worst possible time.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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