As you know, Vinicius Jr. moved to Real in 2018. He is playing more since Zidane’s arrival.
Real Madrid added Vinicius Junior for € 40 million (plus bonuses) from Flamengo in 2018. “Royal Club” has been criticized by many for the large amount of money paid to the young player.
The Brazilian player made his debut in the first team in September 2018 and has since worn the Spanish club jersey 67 times. Vinicius Jr turned 20 on July 12. Accordingly, he held all the matches as a teenager (on July 13, against Granada, he was a spare and did not participate in the match). This is the third-best result in the history of the club.
The Brazilian footballer is preceded by two legends of the Madrid club, Iker Casillas and Raul Gonzalez, in the number of matches played under 20 in Real. Raul became twenty on June 27, 1997. By this time, he had already played 129 games for Real, scored 58 goals, and won 2 La Liga.
Iker Casillas had made 95 appearances for the Under-20s in the Royal Team. This time, the Spanish goalkeeper had won the Champions League and was called up to the national team for the 2000 European Championship.
Given the Spanish championship situation, it is realistic for the Brazilian player to win La Liga this week.
The attacker was close to the first team title as well. At Copa America of 2019, he was part of Brazil. But due to an injury, Vinicius was unable to travel to the tournament where Brazil celebrated the championship. Due to the injury, he missed some time at Real as well. If not the injuries, Vinicius Junior could have played more than 67 matches for the Madrid club.