Juninho Bacuna

Juninho Bacuna



Netherlands-32 (1)

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 07/08/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Groningen (Netherlands)

Height: 185cm

Youth career: FC Lewenborg, GRC Groningen, FC Groningen (since 2008)

Current club: FC Groningen

Squad number: 38

Current national team: —

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50,000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: CiC group

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Predrag Mijatović & Thomas Müller



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Style of play:

– pacey second striker/inside forward/poacher

– likes to dribble

– one-on-one situation specialist

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to be given a free role

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– all-action and energetic

– striker is at his best when he can get a good diagonal through ball

– tendency to drift onto the wings

– counter attack threat


He is best suited to playing as:

Second striker in 4-4-2.







League summary:

Eredivisie 2014/2015 (ongoing): 4 matches/0 goals (FC Groningen)



Juninho Bacuna is a brother of Leandro, who is also a Groningen product, former Dutch youth international, and currently a player of Aston Villa. According to some, Juninho is more talented and has potential for a bigger career than his older brother. He made his professional debut on 5 February 2015 in a league match against Heracles Almelo, in which he replaced Yoëll van Nieff after 79 minutes. Soon afterwards, he signed his first contract with the “Pride of the North”, which is valid until 2019. Circulating rumors suggest that Ajax is interested in his service.



“I’m very happy in my own environment, in my own city ​​and at my own club here. FC Groningen shows that there is room for talents and offers me the opportunity. I am very happy with it. I hope to develop into a good footballer in the coming years and I’m grateful for the club for all the help and knowledge.”

(Juninho Bacuna – after signing his first professional contract with FC Groningen)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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