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LaLiga: I’m Proud To Wear Cristiano’s Shirt – Vinicius On His New Jersey No. At Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr. has revealed that he is “happy and proud” to wear the iconic number 7 shirt which was previously worn by club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.


The Brazilian winger had the opportunity to wear the number 7 shirt for the very first time as a Los Blancos player during his side’s 2:0 victory over Manchester United.


It was a memorable night for Vinicius Jr, as he was on target for Carlo Ancelotti’s team alongside new signing Jude Bellingham during their preseason fixture against United.

It was revealed towards the end of last season that Vinicius will be inheriting the number 7 shirt from former Real Madrid star Eden Hazard ahead of the 2023-24 football season.

Vinicius had worn the number 20 shirt since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu from Brazilian club side Flamengo in 2018.


The 23-year-old has gone on to become an integral member of Real Madrid squad, playing a key role in the club’s success in recent seasons. He has registered an impressive total of 59 goals and 64 assists for Los Blancos.

Vinicius Jnr’s stellar performances for Real Madrid has now seen him be saddled with the responsibility of wearing the iconic number 7 shirt.


The famous squad number has been previously worn by a couple of club legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo.


Vinicius has also revealed that he is very much happy to wear the same shirt number previously worn by the Portuguese veteran at the club.


He said via MadridXtra, “I’m very happy and proud to be chosen to wear the number 7, the number of Cristiano, Juanito. I am very happy.”

It will be interesting to see if Vinicius can follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo, as Real Madrid’s new number 7. The Portuguese is currently the all-time top scorer for Los Blancos with 450 goals.

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