Luiz Júnior

Luiz Carlos Caetano de Azevedo Junior, better known as Junior or Luiz Junior (born April 23, 1990), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker. He was born in Niterói, and currently plays for Singapore Premier League club, Tanjong Pagar United.

Luiz Júnior
Personal information
Full name Luiz Carlos Caetano de Azevedo Júnior
Date of birth (1990-04-23) April 23, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Niterói, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Tanjong Pagar United
Number 10
Youth career
Botafogo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2016 Botafogo 13 (1)
2011Duque de Caxias (loan)
2011Anagennisi Epanomi (loan) 1 (0)
2012Marcílio Dias (loan)
2012Bangu (loan)
2016 Barito Putera 30 (17)
2017 Madura United
2017Persija Jakarta (loan) 15 (3)
2017 Al-Jazeera
2017 Mirbat SC
2018 Mokawloon
2019 Sabah FA 3 (2)
2020– Tanjong Pagar United 3 (0)
National team
2007 Brazil U17 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2019

Club CareerEdit

He first played in Indonesian football competitions with PS Barito Putera in 2016 season.

BotafogoEdit

While at Botafogo, Junior played against a teenage Neymar during his debut season at Santos.[1]

Madura UnitedEdit

Junior signed for Madura United for the 2017 Indonesia Super League.[2]

Persija JakartaEdit

Junior signed for the capital club on loan from Madura United but was officially released by Persija Jakarta at the end of the first round of League 1 2017. The capital club was not satisfied with Luis's performance, who only scored three goals in the 15 games he played. However, he was not welcomed back at his parent club as they already had all of their foreign signing slots filled.[3]

Sabah FAEdit

Junior signed for Malaysian side Sabah FA for the 2019 Malaysia Premier League season but was released in May after scoring 4 goals.[4]

Tanjong Pagar UnitedEdit

Junior signed for Tanjong Pagar United for the 2020 Singapore Premier League season. The Jaguars' Head Coach Hairi Su'ap said it took less than five minutes of footage for him to be sold on Junior, who played for Sabah FA last year.[1]

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 29 Sept 2019

Club Season League Piala Indonesia League Cup AFC Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PS Barito Putera 2015-16 Indonesia Super League 30 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 17
Total 30 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 17
Madura United 2017 Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Persija Jakarta 2017 Liga 1 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Total 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup AFC Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Jazeera Club 2017–18 Jordanian Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup AFC Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mirbat SC 2017–18 Oman Professional League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup AFC Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al Mokawloon Al Arab SC 2018–19 Egyptian Premier League 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Club Season League FA Cup Malaysia Cup AFC Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sabah FA 2019 Malaysia Premier League 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Club Season League Singapore Cup League Cup AFC Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tanjong Pagar United 2020 Singapore Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 47 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 56 4

International careerEdit

In 2007, Junior was part of Brazil's team for the Under-17 World Cup in South Korea, scoring in the group stage against New Zealand, before the team were knocked out in the last 16 by fourth-placed Ghana.[1] Junior was also named in Brazil's squad for the 2007 Pan American Games, and he scored a goal in the group stage, but lost 2-4 against Colombia.

He also progressed to Brazil's Under-20s, where he played alongside former Chelsea playmaker Oscar and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.[1]

HonoursEdit

Botafogo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Singh, Dilenjit (2020-02-18). "Luiz Junior: From U-17 World Cup with Brazil to SPL with Jaguars". The New Paper. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  2. ^ INDOSPORT.com (2017-01-04). "Incar Mantan Bintang Arema, MU Bingung Bakal Punya Dua Playmaker Kelas Dunia". INDOSPORT.com. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  3. ^ Bola.com (2017-08-06). "Madura United Tak Berharap Luis Junior Kembali". bola.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  4. ^ "Sabah in hunt for two new imports | Daily Express Online - Sabah's Leading News Portal". www.dailyexpress.com.my. Retrieved 2020-02-18.

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