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Name Juninho
Spelling Juninho Pernambucano
Gender Male
Birthplace Recife, Brazil
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc What a surprise when a 22-year-old Juninho snubbed some of the leading sides in Europe to sign for Middlesbrough. A long-lasting love affair ensued with the Brazilian enjoying three separate spells at the club

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player xxxx
  Middlesbrough
  Lyon
  Vasco da Gamma FC
  Sport Recife

Event

World Cup 1994 Juninho was one of the member of Brazil National Team

Notes

Lyon Before Juninho, Lyon had never won the Ligue 1 title. They had come close but were made to sit in the shadows, watching as arch-rivals Saint-Étienne rose to legend. Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain also had fleeting spells of success prior to their 21st-century status as the big boys of French football, but Lyon had to stand by and settle for winning the odd Coupe de France

2019 10 14 Retrieve

[Lyon confirm Garcia as Sylvinho replacement] I chose Rudi Garcia because he is a fighter who, like us, has the ambition to win titles and succeed on the European stage. He is an experienced coach who has already won trophies. During my various interviews, I had a real football connection with him. We speak the same language in terms of tactics and style

2020 06 10 Retrieve

[Lyon sporting director Juninho has admitted that the club could lose both Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembele this summer, but he hopes that Memphis Depay can be persuaded to sign a new contract] Moussa and Houssem are among the best players in the squad but their cases are different. Houssem came through the academy here and he’s been here a long time. He brings a technical touch in the midfield, but we know that most young players trained at the club with the talent of Houssem will leave at one time or another. It’s president Jean-Michel Aulas who will decide. If we receive propositions, we’ll analyse them but he’s an important player. Moussa’s had a good season and still has a margin to progress. He’s a pure centre forward who brings us strength and presence in the box. He scores goals. If we lose a player of that level, we’ll look for replacements of the same standard

When you lose a big star due to injury a year and a half from the end of his contract, it’s a challenge. Memphis is really important to us. We hope he’ll stay and we’ve started talks on an extension. He’s enjoyed being here and has taken the captain’s armband. He’s become a true leader. I hope we find a solution

We know that after six months out, players need time to regain their form, but in any given match he can help us with his talent and his desire. I think he’ll be ready to play Juve, even if it’s up to Rudi Garcia to decide. Maybe if he helps up win matches like that and he feels there’s a strong project behind him, he might decide to stay.

2020 06 16 Retrieve

[Juninho suggests Aouar and Dembele could be on their way, and he is waiting to see what transpires in the coming weeks] Moussa and Houssem are among the best players in the squad but their cases are different. Houssem came through the academy here and he’s been here a long time. He brings a technical touch in midfield, but we know that most young players trained at the club with the talent of Houssem will leave at one time or another. It’s president Jean-Michel Aulas who will decide. If we receive propositions, we’ll analyse them but he’s an important player