Juninho Pernambucano

Ram 27 May,2022

Facts of Juninho Pernambucano

Full Name
Antonio Agusto Ribeiro Reis Junior
Birth Name
Antonio Agusto Ribeiro Reis Junior
Famous Name
Juninho Pernambucano
Current City
Lyon, France
Married to
Renata Pernambucano
Antonio Agusto Ribeiro Reis
Maria Helena
Giovanna Ries, Raphaaela Ries and Maria Clara Ries
Father Nationality
Mother Nationality
No. of Instagram Followers


Sport Director

Position in Team : Sport Director

Football Player

Position in Team
Sport Director

Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$10 Million - $15 Million
Famous for
Sport Director
Currently Club
Lyon FC
Started career as


Married to
Renata Pernambucano

Antonio Agusto Ribeiro Reis Junior, professionally known as Juninho Pernambucano, is a former football player from Brazil who played as a midfielder. Presently, he serves as sporting director for the French club Olympique Lyonnais. The Brazil international was known for his bending free-kicks(Knuckleball) and is the player with the record for the highest goal scored by the free-kicks.

The Olympique Lyonnais director Juninho Pernambucano was born on 30 January 1975 in Recife, Brazil. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Currently, he is 47 years of age. He is considered one of the most feaerd strikers of a static ball. Juninho has 5 ft 10 inches in height, and he weighs over 71 kg. He has fair skin tone and black hair.

Football journey, stats and highlights

The former Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Juninho began his soccer career in 1993 with Sport do Recife. After playing for two seasons, he entered Vasco da Gama singing a six-year agreement in 1995. His tenure there was quite satisfactory. He prevailed in various individual honors and rewards. With the end of his contract, he joined the Lyon Ligue 1 club in 2001. 

Juninho Juninho's old days at Olympique Lyonnais SOURCE: Facebook

The director Juninho also carries the record for most Ligue 1 titles and his mates Gregory Coupet and Sidney Govou. Following his departure from Lyon, Juninho played in Qatar with Al-Gharafa, in the USA with New York Red Bulls and Brazil with Vasco dama. During his entire football profession, he appeared in 597 matches, adding 148 goals to his count.

The former footballer declared his retirement from football on 2 February 2014. After his retirement, he operated as a commentator for Brazil Sports network Rade Globo. He is currently pursuing his profession as a sports director of Olympie Lyonnais.

Family details

Ligue 1 2001-2 champion Juninho is born to his father Antioin Augusto Ribeiro Ries and mother Maria Helena. His parents are both Brazilian natives. He is very closed to his parents. Presently, they all reside together. 

Juninho Juninho with his family SOURCE: Facebook

Juninho is a wedded to his beloved spouse Renata Pernambucano. Before exchanging their wedding vows, they dated for some time. Their betrothal date remains a secret. The duo has three children; Giovanna Ries, Raphaaela Ries and Maria Clara Ries. He has raised his children well, and everyone is educated and independent. They are also grandma and grandfather. The other details of his family matters remain muted.

His football career earnings and net worth

Juninho Pernambuncho, a Brazilian citizen, has served as a footballer, commentator, and director for Lyionnas. We can guess how much net capital he must have counted from those to date. He had a prosperous football career with multiple trophies and records. 

Juninho  Spending Quality time at his mansion SOURCE: Facebook

When he was in MSL with New York Red Bulls, his basic salary was $2,00,000 per annum. Apart from this, he has also boosted his net worth from his commentary and directing career but has displayed how much he makes. According to our research, Juninho's approximated worth is $10 Million - $15 Million.

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Social media appearances

The 2000 Copa Mercosur champion, Juninho is active on Facebaook comparing to other media. He goes by the Facebook name @Juninho Pernambucano and has more than a million followers. He outgives his career-related news, facts and trivia to the people through Facebook. The Brazilian also has a verified Instagram account, @juninhopeoficial, and has zero posts.

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