Reinier unveiled as a new Real Madrid player

Paul Reidy


That brings an end to our live presentation as Brazilian midfielder Reinier was officially unveiled by Real Madrid. 

The club press officer brings the press conference to an end. Moments of pure emotion as the player reflected on the sacrifices his family made in moving to Rio from Brasilia. We wish Reinier well!

Q: "What advice has Kaka given you?"

A: "He wished me well and hope that I fulfill my dream in playing for Real Madrid"

Emilio Butragueño reminds the room that Reinier is just an 18 year old lad.

Q: "What was it like to take to the pitch with your presents here today"?

A: Renier is overcome with emotion talking about his parents... "My family have done so much for me and all my success is thanks to them" 

Q: "Where do you feel happiest playing on the pitch"? 

A: "I've played in all attacking positions and feel comfortable in each position"

Q: "Have you been made aware of the pressure of playing for Real Madrid?"

A: "This is the biggest club in the world and I'm prepared to do my all to play for the club".


Q: "The president stated that Zidane was a boyhood of yours". What RM team really won you over?

A: "My dad has shown me various videos of Real Madrid games over the years and I like the side with Cristiano".   

Q: "How did you feel when you discovered Real Madrid were interested in signing you"?

A: "It was incredible, my dad told me the news and it was an amazing feeling. Madrid have been a club I've followed since I was a kid". 

Q: "How do you feel about going from Flamengo to going to play in the third tier of Spain in 2B?

A: "It will be a privilege to play under Raul, he gave me a warm welcome and wished me all the best and I'll give my all for every aspect of this club" 

Q: "What have the other Brazilians (Rodrygo, Vinicius) told you by way of advice"

A: "I hope the all offer me plenty of support, Vinicius is a childhood friend of mine and I was in his house the other day". 

Q: "What are your initial reactions at Real Madrid"

A: "This really is a dream come true for me to be here at Real Madrid"

Reinier time... the Brazilian is accompanied by club representative Emilio Butragueño, with the former RM striker greeting the media and the player to the club. 

Positive reaction from RM fans around the world to the signing. Reinier certainly has bags of promise and from what we've seen from his time with Flamengo and the Brazil U-23 side, a fine talent in the making.  

Speculation about how Reinier will perform on some of the more rugged 2B grass pitches in the north of Spain where high rainfall levels lead to some pretty boggy pitches. Real Madrid Castilla's recent away game in Langreo (Asturias) being a case in point. 

The press room still awaits the arrival of the Brazilian....  


Reinier is currently TT (via Twitter) in Spain with the new RM signing currently #8 in the Top 10 

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The Brazilian posing in the famous white shirt

Reinier in tears earlier watching the video compilation from his time at Flamengo. 


Reinier has amended his Twitter profile to reflect his new club and city

Reinier trained for the first time with his new RM Castilla colleagues this morning in Valdebebas as they prepare for Sunday's game against bottom side San S. de los Reyes.

The press room awaits .... Bienvenido (Welcome) is the backdrop as we await the arrival of the new Real Madrid signing


Reinier posing on the Bernabéu pitch in the famous white shirt

Final installment of today's presentation coming up shortly as the player will talk to the media for his first press conference as a Real Madrid player.

The player's father watches on with a glowing beam of pride as his son poses for pictures on the pitch, he then embraces his family before being ushered off for a quick change and return to the press room where he will field questions from the media.

The traditional keepie uppie exhibition from the new signing as the Real Madrid anthem sounds from the PA system. The player now kicks a few club balls as gifts to the numerous fans who have arrived to see the player being unveiled.

Ahead of Reinier's arrival, his dad Mauro shows us few tricks with the former fut-sal player having played previously in Spain at a high level.

Reinier is on the Bernabeu pitch.....A nervous anticipation visible on the young player's face.

Real Madrid Castilla will certainly welcome the midfielder with open arms as Raul's side languish in mid table in Group I of the third tier Segunda B division. The team are currently six points off a play-off place with 11 games of the regular season to go. 

After the player poses for photos on the pitch, the next port of call is back to the press room where the Brazilian midfielder will face questions form the assembled media.

The Brazilian will now don the famous white kit and take his place on the Santiago Bernabéu turf where a number of fans have turned out to see the new signing in action. it's the turn of the Brazilian who starts speaking in Spanish...

...just a few words from the teenager, thanking Florentino Perez for the privilege of being able to play for the club and ending his very, very few words with the traditional "Hala Madrid".

The player now poses with a club shirt and his family as the assembled camera men capture the moment. 


Florentino Perez: "Welcome Reinier, you're now a player with the club that you used to select when playing video games". You are here on merit, you made your debut at the age of 16 and have won titles with Flamengo". 

"Congratulations and welcome Reinier and we wish you every success with the Real Madrid shirt, this club is now your home".

Next up, words from president Florentino Perez:

"Real Madrid are building a new stadium for the future and our vision for the future doesn't stop at the ground. We're also looking for the best global talent and are hoping to win LaLiga and the Champions"

" Real Madrid will never tire to look for the best new talents from around the world"


The young Brazilian attended Sunday's LaLiga game at the Bernabeu last weekend as Madrid drew 2-2 with Celta.

Tears from the 18-year-old as he watches the video of himself in action for the Brazilian Serie A champions.  

First up, we'll have a few words from the club president Florentino Perez.... but just prior to his speech, a brief video showcasing Reinier's talents with Flamengo & the Brazil side.

The moment when player and president sign on the dotted line.

Reinier's family take their seat in the front row (father, mother Susana and sister) with Castilla coach Raul present in the packed press room.

Reinier joins fellow country men Vinicius, Rodrygo, Marcelo, Casemiro and Militao at the club from the Spanish capital. 

The plan is for both the president and player to speak to the media in the press room. Reinier will then take to the Santiago Bernabéu pitch and offer the world the first glimpse of the player donning the famous white kit.

We're live at the Bernabéu as the player and club president Florentino Perez sign the club contract and pose for the traditional handshake. 

Real Madrid Castilla face struggling San S. de los Reyes this weekend? Will Raul opt to play the Brazilian so soon after his arrival in Spain?

The Brazilian teenager is set to use the No.19 shirt and will immediately join up with the Real Madrid Castilla side coached by Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez Blanco.   

The Brazilian was recently in action for his U-23 side in the Pre-Olympic qualifying campaign with both Argentina and Brazil progressing for the CONMEBOL group and Reinier travelled to the Spanish capital last Sunday.

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