Stênio Júnior

Stênio Marcos da Fonseca Salazar Júnior (born 10 June 1991), or simply Júnior, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Riga in the Latvian Higher League.[1]

Stênio Júnior
Stenio Junior.JPG
Personal information
Full name Stênio Marcos da Fonseca
Salazar Júnior
Date of birth (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Horizonte 5 (1)
2013–2014 Litex Lovech 15 (1)
2013Pelister (loan) 16 (7)
2014–2019 Shkëndija 170 (40)
2020– Riga 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:43, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


Junior, started his professional career in Brazilian club Horizonte FC when he was 20 years old. He played for Horizonte in 2012 and then for a short period in 2013. While playing for Horizonte FC, Junior was spotted by Bulgarian club Litex Lovech (coached by Hristo Stoichkov), which soon bought him.[2] The transfer was finalized on 20 January 2013. Later that year, on 1 July 2013, Junior was loaned to Macedonian club FK Pelister. In 2013-14 season, Junior scored 7 goals for FK Pelister (4 of them in one match).

Junior's talent was spotted by scouts of KF Shkëndija. At first the negotiations didn't go very well, and when it was thought the negotiations were over, FK Pelister and Litex Lovech agreed on a deal. KF Shëndija paid 50 000 euro to acquire the Brazilian talent.

He made his league debut for KF Shkëndija on 2 March 2014, when Shkëndija played against Makedonija GP. Junior played in the second half of the game and with accurate passing helped KF Shkëndija score 2 more goals winning the match 3-0. He made a shot which was saved by Makedonija GP's goalkeeper. After the match, the manager, Shpëtim Duro stated that Junior played a great game in his debut and that he has a bright future in KF Shkëndija.

On 23 March 2014, Stenio scored his first goal for Shkendija in an away match against Vardar. His goal proved decisive for Shkendija as the match ended 2-1 in favor of Shkendija. His 2nd goal for Shkendija came in the next match in which KF Shkendija played FK Rabotnicki at home. He scored the first goal of the match which was followed by two other goals for Shkendija and one for Rabotnicki with a final result 3-1.

Career statisticsEdit

(Correct as of 2 December 2013)
Club Season League Cup State League Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Horizonte FC 2012 5 1 1 0 21 6 27 7
2013 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Litex Lovech 2012–13 15 1 1 0 16 1
FK Pelister 2013–14 16 7 1 0 17 7
KF Shkëndija 2013–14 11 6 0 0 11 6


39 11 3 0 24 6 0 0 66 17


  1. ^ "Stênio Júnior Facts".
  2. ^ Antov, Velizar (25 February 2013). "Литекс" се подсили със Стенио Жуниор, разделя се с албанеца Едон Хасани". Retrieved 25 May 2020.

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