Vinicius Jr Parents
Vinicius Jr was born to parents Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira and Tatiana Vinicius. His birthdate is July 12, 2000.
The football star was born in Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His first football experience started in Rio de Janeiro's rundown suburb. However, it was in Spain where his professional career took momentum.
Like many Brazilian kids with dreams, Vinicius Junior began his education in 2006. He first enrolled in one of the 125 Brazilian Flamengo schools. His parents waited until he was seven years old before they could leave him to play professional football.
He was nine years old when his parents brought him for a trial at the Flamengo academy. At this time, Vinicius Junior's parents hoped to transition their son from a Futsal player to an academy football player. Although the club thought he had talent, they told him to come back a year later. Ultimately, Vinicius made a permanent return to futsal to avoid being idle.
It was not always simple for the parents of Vinicius Junior to put food on the table because they were from a modest family with two brothers and a sister. However, things went smoothly with the help of his diligent uncle Ulysses.
Vini's futsal practice area was just a quick ferry ride from Rio de Janeiro. Things started well because his parents could pay to transport their son. However, the family's finances were depleted, so it was hard for him to move to Europe.