Wellingsson de Souza

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Wellingsson de Souza
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-09-07) September 7, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Wingback / Winger
Club information
Current team
Yuen Long
Number 11
Youth career
2005–2006 Ponte Preta
2006–2007 São Caetano
2007–2008 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Sumare
2009 Brasilis
2009–2012 South China
2013– Yuen Long 7 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wellingsson de Souza (born September 7, 1989), known as Wellingsson or Souza, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Hong Kong First Division League club Yuen Long.

Football career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Wellingsson played for some Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football team youth squads before, such as Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and Associação Desportiva São Caetano.[citation needed]

South China[edit]

When Souza was 20 years old, Hong Kong League champion South China signed him as a youth squad player, with the hope that he will be able to represent Hong Kong national football team after 7 years.

Souza played in South China reserve team at the beginning. His debut match for the first team was against Sun Hei on 2 February 2010 when he substituted Kwok Kin Pong at the 86th minute.

On 7 March 2010, in the match against Fourway Rangers, Souza substituted Hinson Leung at 69' and scored at 88'. This was Wellingsson de Souza's first goal in Hong Kong First Division League, and helped South China to win the match 5-2.

During the summer of 2011, he had joined Partizan for a try-out and returned to South China's training camp in South Korea.

On 10 Apr 2012, he terminated the contract with South China.

Yuen Long[edit]

On 17 June 2013, Wellingsson joined newly promoted Hong Kong First Division club Yuen Long for free after being unattached for a year.[1] On 31 August 2013, Souza netted a brace on his debut for Yuen Long; the match finished 2-2.


South China AA


External sources[edit]

  • Profile in HKFA. (traditional Chinese (HK))