Vasco set to sign former Brazil playmaker Juninho
Vasco says former Brazil playmaker Juninho will join the club
after his contract with Qatar’s Al Gharafa ends in June.
Vasco president Roberto Dinamite says Juninho has agreed to sign
with the club in his return to Brazilian football after more than
10 years playing abroad.
Dinamite says the 36-year-old Juninho wants to end his career
with Vasco, the club where he thrived before joining France’s Lyon
in 2001. He was playing in Qatar since 2009.
Juninho was a member of Brazil’s squad in the 2006 World Cup and
scored a goal in the team’s 4-1 victory against Japan in the group
stage. Brazil was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals.
Vasco is a four-time Brazilian champion, but it hasn’t won the
league title since 2000.