Juninho

Where is Juninho now?

Considered one of the greatest players to have played for Middlesbrough in the modern era, Juninho retired from playing in 2008 after a spell at Sydney FC.

Arriving in Teeside in 1995, he spent two seasons with the club before joining Atletico Madrid. He then returned to Boro on loan during the 1999-2000 season and joined for a third time in 2002 when the club re-signed him on a permanent basis.

In total he played professionally for 17 years making over 350 appearances for nine different clubs including spells in Spain, Australia and Celtic.

He also won a number of trophies over his career including the Brazilian Serie A title, the Copa Libertadores and the League Cup with Middlesbrough.

In addition to his domestic honours, he was also a member of the successful Brazilian sides which won the Confederations Cup in 1997 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
 
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Upon retiring from playing Juninho returned to Brazil where he joined former side Ituano as club president.

He also made a brief return to playing in 2010, make two appearances for the side and scoring the goal that saved them from relegation.

After a spell working for the Brazilian FA (CBF) in which he was tasked to develop the domestic game, in July 2019 he was appointed in his current role as team co-ordinator of the Brazil national side replacing former team-mate Edu who left to join Arsenal.

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Juninho: Premier League Statistics

NationalityBrazilian
PositionMidfielder
Appearances125
Goals29
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forMiddlesbrough

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com