FC Zurich Loan Brazilian Defender Vinicius from Lazio
Brazilian defender Vinicius de Freitas Ribeiro, called Vinicius, has joined FC Zurich on loan with immediate effect. The 22-year-old has been loaned from Serie A club Lazio Rome until the end of the 2015/2016 season. The agreement also contains the option to take the player on permanently.
In his native country Brazil, Vinicius played for Fluminense and Cruzeiro before transferring to Lazio in summer 2013. He was then loaned to Padova and eventually to Perugia the following season.
FC Zurich president Ancillo Canepa comments on Vinicius de Freitas Ribeiro’s signing as follows: "Obviously, I’m very pleased that FC Zurich have had the opportunity to sign another talented Brazilian player – this time round not for the offense, but the defense."