Juninho pernambucano atletico de madrid
Juninho paulistabrazilian former footballer
The figures also show that he is directly or indirectly involved in 40% of his team’s goals from his first game at the club (either in play or from a free kick). He was also a player with a strong temperament, as evidenced by his 57 yellow cards and 4 red cards received during his time at Lyon (94 yellows and 8 reds throughout his career).
On February 24, 2009, in the round of 16 in the second round of the Champions League, «Juni» scored against FC Barcelona, his 17th goal in the Champions League, becoming the top scorer in the history of Olympique Lyon in this competition. It was scored with an off-center free kick on the left side of Víctor Valdés’ goal.
Subsequently, Juninho signed in the 2011 summer market for his former club, Vasco da Gama, where he reached the semifinals in the 2011 Copa Sudamericana, being eliminated by Universidad de Chile, the team that ended up being champion of that tournament.
Juninho comenzó su carrera profesional en 1993 en el club brasileño Sport do Recife. Dos años después se incorporó al Vasco da Gama, donde jugó más de 100 partidos y ganó seis títulos. En 2001 fichó por el Olympique Lyonnais de la Ligue 1, donde jugó los ocho años siguientes, ganando siete títulos de liga consecutivos y marcando 100 goles en 343 partidos oficiales con el club Tras su marcha del Lyon en 2009, Juninho jugó en Qatar con el Al-Gharafa y en Estados Unidos con el New York Red Bulls. Esta última etapa se intercaló con dos periodos en el Vasco, donde se retiró en 2013.
Tras debutar con la selección en 1999, Juninho jugó 40 partidos con la selección brasileña y marcó seis goles. Representó a Brasil en la Copa América de 2001 y formó parte del equipo que ganó la Copa FIFA Confederaciones de 2005, antes de retirarse del fútbol internacional tras el Mundial de 2006. De 2013 a 2018, Juninho fue comentarista de fútbol para la cadena deportiva brasileña Rede Globo.
While the suspension between Brazil and Argentina was being consummated, a moment was drawn on the field with the coaches and stars of each team exchanging different looks. On one side, the two Lionels, Messi and Scaloni. On the other, Neymar, Casemiro, Tite and Juninho Pernambucano, the former player and now manager of the Verdeamarelha. Sentence by sentence, the unmissable chat…
Scaloni: «Juninho, why didn’t you go to the hotel to pick them up? CONMEBOL said ‘You can play’. It’s over, don’t look for me where there is none. I’m asking you, please, okay?», intervenes the Argentina DT with a powerful tone.
Messi: «We’ve been here for three days, did you wait for the match to start before coming? Why didn’t you warn us before? If nothing happens… The world is watching us. Why didn’t they go to the hotel?», the Albiceleste captain took part, correcting a temporary error in his first sentence.
Neymar exchanged some hard-to-hear words with Messi, while Scaloni and Juninho could not agree. Casemiro was the least involved. He barely listened and said something in Leo’s ear covering his mouth.
«We owe it in large part to Juninho. He was transparent and built a relationship of trust in just a few days. He was instrumental, both in convincing Bruno and in allowing the transfer to be concluded. The credit for this transfer goes to him. He started from scratch. Lyon had never asked us before acting a fortnight ago. I was after other clubs. But he was very clever, he won my confidence, that of the club president and especially that of the player,» Atletico Paranaense sporting director Paulo Andre told L’Equipe.