Vinicius (foto: Getty Images)
The Real Madrid player has been named the best Brazilian player of 2023 for the Samba Gold awards, organized by the website Sambafoot
Vinicius has been named the best Brazilian player of 2023 for the Samba Gold awards, organized by the website Sambafoot. Vinicius succeeds Neymar in the honors list, who finished second in the voting, with Marquinhos in third place.
This award was created in 2008, and it is the first time Vinicius has won it, breaking Neymar's streak of three consecutive wins. Neymar has won the award a total of six times.
A committee composed of experts appointed by Sambafoot selects the nominees in the three categories (male, female, and under-20) and then they are voted on by the general public through their website.
In the women's category, the award went to Tamires, a defender from Corinthians, and in the under-20 category, the winner was Marcos Leonardo, from Santos and who has been linked with Real Madrid.