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Juninho Pernambucano

Personal information
Full nameAntônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Jr.
Date of birth30 January 1975(age 41)
Place of birthRecife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Height1.80 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubVasco da Gama

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Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Jr. (born 30 January 1975 in Recife), commonly known as Juninho or Juninho Pernambucano, is a Brazilian footballer and dead-ball specialist, currently playing as a midfielder for Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A club CR Vasco da Gama. He is considered to be one of the greatest free kick takers of all time. Juninho led Olympique Lyonnais to 7 consecutive Ligue 1 titles before leaving the club in 2009 while scoring 100 goals in 344 games for Lyon, and six goals in 40 games for the Brazilian national team. He retired from international football after the 2006 World Cup.

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