From the publisher:
Hailing from a poor family, Vini Jr saw football very much as a hobby rather than a career opportunity. But there was no denying that the young boy from Sao Goncalo had bags of talent. Moving quickly through the ranks at Flamengo, he immediately caught the eye of the most successful European football club ever and soon joined Real Madrid.
Discover how this winger honed his superior close control dribbling ability, added trickery, flair and flamboyance to his playing style and scored the winning goal in a UEFA Champions League final at only 21 years of age!Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to superstar professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
With my brother Tom, I write the Ultimate Football Heroes and Classic Football Heroes series. These fun football books tell the exciting life stories of superstars like Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, from the playground right through to the pitch. If you're a football-mad kid aged 7-12, you've come to the right place.