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Juninho Pernambucano Biography

Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Jr. commonly known as Juninho or Juninho Pernambucano, is a Brazilian footballer and dead-ball specialist, currently playing as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls. He is considered the greatest free kick specialist of all time. Juninho led Olympique Lyonnais to 7 consecutive Ligue 1 titles before leaving the club in 2009 while scoring 100 goals in 344 official games for Lyon, and six goals in 40 games for theBrazilian national team. He retired from international football after the 2006 World Cup. Juninho started his career at Sport and quickly established himself as a rising star in Brazilian football. After winning two regional titles with Sport, he moved to Vasco da Gama in 1995, and won several trophies with the club, including the Brazilian Championship in 1997 and 2000, the Copa Libertadores in 1998, the Copa Mercosur in 2000, as well as the 2000Brazilian Silver Ball award. In 2001, Juninho moved abroad to play for French club Olympique Lyonnais. On 17 June 2009, Juninho signed a two-year contract with Qatari club Al-Gharafa for a fee of €2.5 million. In his first season with Al-Gharafa, Juninho captained the team to their seventh league title and wins in the Qatari Stars Cup and Qatar Crown Prince Cup, completing the treble. He finished the season with Player of the Year honours from the Qatar Football Association. On 27 April 2011, Juninho rejoined his former club Vasco da Gama. He played his 300th game against São Paulo. On 17 December 2012, Juninho signed for Major League Soccer team New York Red Bulls.

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Video: Top 5 free-kicks of 2016
Video: Top 5 free-kicks of 2016
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8 famous players who donned the number 8 jersey
8 famous players who donned the number 8 jersey
8 midfield maestros to have played the beautiful game wearing the figure "8".
10 best goal scoring midfielders of the Champions League era
10 best goal scoring midfielders of the Champions League era
There are some truly amazing midfielders who have graced the Champions League
5 quickest league title triumphs in European football
5 quickest league title triumphs in European football
A look at the fastest league title wins in the history of the game.
7 transfers that dramatically changed the fortunes of a football club
7 transfers that dramatically changed the fortunes of a football club
One player comes in, the club's fortunes change dramatically. The stuff of fairy tales. Here's a celebration of 7 such fairytales
Juninho suggests Paul Pogba should join Barcelona not PSG
Juninho suggests Paul Pogba should join Barcelona not PSG
Juninho says the style of play at Barcelona will suit Paul Pogba.
2014: A look back – The ten greatest footballers who retired
2014: A look back – The ten greatest footballers who retired
The year 2014 was a pretty awesome one for the beautiful game – brilliant all round action in the top South American and European leagues sandwi ...
Juninho defends David Luiz's error-prone performances for Paris Saint-Germain
Juninho defends David Luiz's error-prone performances for Paris Saint-Germain
Juninho defends David Luiz for his error-prone performances for Paris Saint-Germain
Top 10 goal scoring midfielders in the Champions League era
Top 10 goal scoring midfielders in the Champions League era
The Champions League is one of the most followed competitions in football every year. It is easily the most prestegious club competiion and has lived ...
Juninho in the running for Lyon coaching job
Juninho in the running for Lyon coaching job
Remember the name: Juninho - The man who took free-kicks like penalties
Remember the name: Juninho - The man who took free-kicks like penalties
The post Remember the name: Juninho | The man who took free-kicks like penalties appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - Tactical Analysis, Scout Reports, Ramblings, Debates, Special Features The storied footballing journey of Juninho Pernambucano began back in 1993 when the Brazilian midfielder ran onto the field for this first time in the colours of his hometown club, Sport Recife. It was during his time at Sport that the first signs began showing of Juninho being a talent very rare to the game […] The post Remember the name: Juninho | The man who took free-kicks like penalties appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
The importance of relocation managers in Football
The importance of relocation managers in Football
Former Brazil star Juninho retires
Former Brazil star Juninho retires
Juninho to play on at Vasco da Gama
Juninho to play on at Vasco da Gama
I may have played my last game: Juninho
I may have played my last game: Juninho
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