Vinicius Junior, the striker of Brazil and Real Madrid, has been named the 2023 Brazilian footballer of year and received the respective Samba Gold Award, reports the press service of this award ceremony.
Neymar, the forward of Brazil and Al Hilal, took the second place, and PSG defender Marquinhos came in third.
Vinicius Junior had transferred from Flamengo to Real Madrid in 2018 for 35 million euros. His current contract with this club runs until June 2027.
Transfermarkt estimates his transfer value at 150 million euros.