Carlos Vinícius

Squad No. 45
Date of Birth March 25, 1995
Age 26
Height 190cm
Position Forward
Birthplace Rio de Janeiro
Previous Clubs SL Benfica

Carlos Vinícius Alves Morais (born 25 March 1995) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Benfica. He was awarded the Bola de Prata for his 19 goals in the 2019–20 Primeira Liga.

Born in Bom Jesus das Selvas, Maranhão, Carlos Vinícius started his football career at the youth ranks of Goiás in 2009, at the age of 14, as a central defender. In 2011 he moved to Santos, but was initially loaned to Desportivo Brasil before returning to the club. Released in 2014, he subsequently joined Palmeiras and finished his formation with the club in the following year.

On 2 October 2020, English club Tottenham Hotspur announced the signing of Carlos Vinícius on a season-long loan from Benfica for a €3 million fee. He made his debut for the club on 22 October in a UEFA Europa League 3–0 win against Austrian club LASK, contributing two assists. He scored his first goals for Tottenham on 26 November in a Europa League match against the Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, hitting the back of the net twice to win 4–0. On 10 January 2021, Vinícius scored a first-half hat-trick in a 5–0 away win over eighth-tier Marine in the third round of the FA Cup.