Juninho

Juninho
19
Midfielder
  • LA Galaxy
  • 5' 7"
  • 140 lbs.
  • 01-08-1989
  • San Jose dos Campos, Brazil

Acquired by Los Angeles: Signed by the Galaxy on loan from Sao Paulo on February 7, 2012.

MLS Highlights

  • 2011: Established himself as one of the top midfielders in MLS, earning a spot on the MLS All-Star Team for the first time and helping LA win MLS Cup. He appeared in 30 regular season games, scoring four goals and adding two assists while combining with David Beckham to form one of the best central midfield duos in Major League Soccer. He scored the Galaxy’s first two goals of the season, scoring in the 1-0 win at Seattle (3/15) and the 1-1 draw vs. New England (3/20). He would add game-winning goals at Colorado (6/18), a game in which he also had an assist, and at home vs. FC Dallas (8/6). His impact was even more profound in the CONCACAF Champions League, where he scored the game-winning goal in each of LA’s final two games in group play, giving the Galaxy a 2-1 home win over Morelia and a 1-0 win at Motagua, which gave LA a first place finish in Group A. The only Galaxy player to be sent off in both MLS and the Champions League, Juninho was then shown a red card after the end of the first game of the Conference Semifinal Series at New York. He missed the second game of that series but played the full 90 minutes in the Conference Championship win over Real Salt Lake and MLS Cup against Houston.
  • 2010: One of the Galaxy’s breakout stars in 2010, Juninho was a constant fixture in the center of the LA midfield in his first year with the club. He made his MLS debut in the season opening win over New England and went on to start 25 regular season games for the club. He missed three games after twice having to return to Brazil as a result of deaths in his family. He finished the year with two goals and two assists in MLS play while also adding a goal in the Open Cup, scoring the eventual game-winner against AC St. Louis in the Third Round of that competition on 6/29 for his first-ever goal for the club. He scored his first MLS goal a few days later, beating Kasey Keller from 35 yards out. That goal was later selected as the runner-up for the AT&T MLS Goal of the Year. He also added the eventual game-winner early in the second half of the regular season finale against FC Dallas on 10/24, a game that LA won 2-1. Just as each of his goals was a game-winner, both of his assists on the season helped to set up Edson Buddle for eventual game-winning goals. His first came in his fourth MLS game, setting up Buddle for his second goal in the 2-1 win vs. Real Salt Lake on 4/17 and then providing the final pass on Buddle’s goal in the first half of the 1-0 win at New York on 8/14. Despite his size, Juninho is also a tough and tenacious tackler, collecting five yellow cards on the season, however, he played the final three months of the season without receiving one, meaning that he was able to avoid a suspension for yellow card accumulation.

Career Highlights

  • 2012: Signed a contract extension with Sao Paulo and trained with the club ahead of the start of their 2012 season before re-joining the Galaxy in February.
  • 2004-09: Played for Sao Paulo of the Brazilian Campeonato after originally joining the club in 2004. He came through the youth ranks of Sao Paulo, having played on the Sao Paulo team that won the U-17 Paulista Championship in 2006 and finished second at that year’s Mundialito in Spain. He was also a member of the team that won the Super Group of the 2007 Dallas Cup, defeating Real Madrid and Chelsea en route to the title. In 2009, he was loaned out to Toledo in the First Division of the Brazilian Paraná Championship, playing there alongside both Alex Cazumba and Leonardo.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 LA Galaxy 33 30 0 2668 4 54 15 33 0 3 0
2013 LA Galaxy 32 32 1 2770 4 50 14 42 2 6 0
2012 LA Galaxy 32 30 7 2666 4 52 20 42 0 6 0
2011 LA Galaxy 30 30 4 2556 2 39 13 35 0 4 1
2010 Los Angeles Galaxy 25 25 2 2006 2 30 9 37 0 5 0
Career Totals 152 147 14 12666 16 225 71 189 2 24 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 33 30 0 2668 4 54 15 33 0 3 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 2 2 0 209 0 3 1 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 32 32 1 2770 4 50 14 42 2 6 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 6 5 0 412 2 7 1 8 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 32 30 7 2666 4 52 20 42 0 6 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 3 3 0 270 0 2 1 3 0 1 1
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 30 30 4 2556 2 39 13 35 0 4 1

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 3 3 0 270 0 5 1 4 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 25 25 2 2006 2 30 9 37 0 5 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/19/2014 SEA @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
10/12/2014 LA @ DAL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0
10/4/2014 TOR @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2014 NY @ LA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/20/2014 DAL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
9/14/2014 LA @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
9/10/2014 LA @ MTL T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
9/5/2014 COL @ LA W 0-6 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/31/2014 LA @ CHV W 3-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
8/27/2014 DC @ LA W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
8/23/2014 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2014 LA @ COL W 4-3 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 LA @ CLB L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/8/2014 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
8/2/2014 POR @ LA W 1-3 Started 86 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 0
7/28/2014 LA @ SEA W 3-0 Started 78 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7/19/2014 LA @ KC L 1-2 Started 70 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/16/2014 NE @ LA W 1-5 Started 80 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0
7/12/2014 RSL @ LA W 0-1 Started 89 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/4/2014 POR @ LA T 2-2 Started 89 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
6/28/2014 LA @ SJ W 1-0 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/8/2014 CHV @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
6/1/2014 LA @ CHI T 1-1 Started 84 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
5/25/2014 PHI @ LA W 1-4 Started 73 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 0
5/21/2014 DAL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
5/17/2014 LA @ HOU L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 5 4 1 1 0 0
5/11/2014 LA @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
5/3/2014 LA @ COL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0
4/19/2014 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
4/12/2014 VAN @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2014 LA @ CHV W 3-0 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/22/2014 LA @ RSL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/8/2014 RSL @ LA L 1-0 Started 88 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 0
10/16/2013 MTL @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
10/6/2013 CHV @ LA W 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 LA @ POR L 0-1 Started 87 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/14/2013 LA @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 LA @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA W 2-4 Started 90 0 2 4 3 0 1 0 0
8/11/2013 LA @ DAL T 3-3 Started 89 0 0 3 2 1 3 0 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0
7/20/2013 VAN @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
7/13/2013 LA @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
7/7/2013 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 89 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0
6/29/2013 LA @ SJ L 2-3 Started 79 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/23/2013 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
6/19/2013 POR @ LA T 0-0 Started 89 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
6/2/2013 LA @ NE L 0-5 Started 90 0 0 4 2 4 1 0 0
5/26/2013 SEA @ LA W 0-4 Started 77 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/19/2013 LA @ NY L 0-1 Started 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2013 LA @ PHI W 4-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
5/11/2013 LA @ VAN L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/5/2013 HOU @ LA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL W 2-0 Started 90 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 0
4/13/2013 LA @ DAL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/30/2013 LA @ TOR T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
3/17/2013 CHV @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 3 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA L 2-1 Started 90 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
9/22/2012 TOR @ LA W 2-4 Started 90 2 0 4 4 1 1 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
9/1/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
8/26/2012 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/12/2012 LA @ CHV W 4-0 Started 90 2 0 3 3 2 1 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-4 Started 70 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
7/28/2012 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/21/2012 CHV @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 2 0 3 2 0 0
7/18/2012 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 33 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR W 5-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI W 2-0 Started 73 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ L 3-4 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0
6/23/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA L 3-2 Started 85 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/19/2012 LA @ CHV L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
5/12/2012 LA @ MTL T 1-1 Started 74 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/28/2012 DAL @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL W 2-1 Started 89 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
4/14/2012 POR @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC L 0-1 Started 72 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/31/2012 NE @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA W 1-3 Started 86 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA L 3-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2011 CHV @ LA W 0-1 Started 61 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY L 0-2 Started 71 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
10/1/2011 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
9/17/2011 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA W 0-1 Started 74 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
8/20/2011 SJ @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/6/2011 DAL @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR L 0-3 Started 81 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 LA @ VAN W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL W 3-1 Started 81 1 1 1 1 1 5 0 0
6/11/2011 TOR @ LA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/3/2011 DC @ LA T 0-0 Started 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/28/2011 LA @ NE W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
5/21/2011 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA W 1-4 Started 85 0 0 2 1 2 2 1 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
5/7/2011 NY @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
5/1/2011 LA @ DAL L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA W 0-3 Started 78 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2011 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 1
4/9/2011 LA @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 0
3/26/2011 LA @ RSL L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/20/2011 NE @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
10/24/2010 DAL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10/7/2010 LA @ PHI W 1-0 Started 86 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0
9/24/2010 NY @ LA L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
9/18/2010 DC @ LA W 1-2 Started 78 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 CLB @ LA W 1-3 Started 70 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/4/2010 LA @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 LA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 5 0 0
8/14/2010 LA @ NY W 1-0 Started 89 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
8/1/2010 CHI @ LA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/22/2010 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 4 2 1 2 1 0
7/18/2010 LA @ DC W 2-1 Started 62 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/10/2010 LA @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA W 1-3 Started 85 1 0 3 1 2 4 0 0
6/26/2010 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/9/2010 LA @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA W 1-4 Started 61 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
5/29/2010 LA @ CLB W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/20/2010 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/15/2010 TOR @ LA T 0-0 Started 73 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL W 1-0 Started 62 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
5/1/2010 PHI @ LA W 1-3 Started 62 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/24/2010 LA @ KC T 0-0 Started 75 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
4/17/2010 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Started 81 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU W 2-0 Started 79 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
4/1/2010 CHV @ LA W 0-2 Started 63 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
3/27/2010 NE @ LA W 0-1 Started 80 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves