Junior Moraes is doing well in Ukrainian football. The former Santos player was voted the best striker in the championship. Isolated scorer of the competition, with 10 goals, the athlete was also part of the selection of the season. In addition, he was the fastest goal in the history of the classic between Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar, scoring 14 seconds from the first stage in the defeat of his team, 4 to 3, on Monday.
Flattered by the recognition, Moraes thanked his teammates, family and remembered the path he went through to reach Ukrainian football.
"It's a unique moment in my career. At times like this, you realize that all the effort and dedication paid off. I came to European football very young. Despite the difficulty with the weather, I adapted quickly and counted on the support of the Ukrainian people to carry out my work. I am very grateful to my teammates, family and friends. This prize belongs to all of us, "he said.
Junior Moraes made his way to Ukrainian football in 2011. He got a strong spot in the Metallurg Donetsk shirt in which he became the top scorer in club history by scoring 35 goals in 62 matches. He arrived in Kiev Dynamo in 2015 and has already won the Ukrainian Supercup and Ukrainian championship titles.