Kieza

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Kieza
Personal information
Full name Welker Marçal Almeida
Date of birth (1986-09-24) September 24, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Vitória, Brazil[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Forward[1]
Club information
Current team
Bahia
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Desportiva Capixaba
2009 Americano[2]
2009 Fluminense 16 (6)
2010–2011 Cruzeiro 1 (0)
2010 Ponte Preta (loan) 7 (1)
2011 Náutico (loan) 34 (21)
2012 Al Shabab 9 (4)
2012–2013 Náutico 20 (13)
2013– Shanghai Shenxin 34 (13)
2014– Bahia (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:17, 20 February 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Welker Marçal de Almeida, known as Kieza (born September 24, 1986 in Vitória[3]) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Bahia, on loan from Shanghai Shenxin.[1]

Career[edit]

On February 20, 2010 Cruzeiro Esporte Clube signed the striker Kieza, who ended his contract in January 2010 with Fluminense Football Club.[4]

In 2011, Kieza moved from Cruzeiro to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B side Náutico on a season-long loan deal. He helped Náutico being promoted to the Série A, scoring 21 goals in the season which allowed him to become Top goalscorer of this tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Welker Marçal Almeida". sambafoot.com. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Kieza Facts". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Cruzeiro anuncia contratação de Kieza" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ Clube contrata atacante Kieza, ex-Fluminense