Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior (born 12 July 2000), commonly known as Vinícius Júnior or Vinícius, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid.
On 23 May 2017, at the age of 16, Vinícius was sold by Flamengo to Real Madrid for €45 million. He is contracted to sign with Real Madrid in July 2018.
In June 2017, Vinicius appeared at 39th place on The Telegraph's list of the best under-21 players in the world. He was the only player playing in South America at the time to appear on the list.
In March 2017, Vinícius Júnior helped Brazil win the Under-17 South American Championship, scoring 7 goals and being named the tournament's best player.