Wellington Nem

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Wellington Nem
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Wellington Nem playing for Shakhtar in 2013
Personal information
Full name Wellington Silva Sanches Aguiar
Date of birth (1992-02-06) February 6, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
Shakhtar Donetsk
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2011 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Fluminense 28 (7)
2011 Figueirense (loan) 26 (9)
2013– Shakhtar Donetsk 6 (2)
National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)
2012– Brazil 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 19, 2012

Wellington Silva Sanches Aguiar, known as Wellington Nem (born February 6, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Shakhtar, in the Ukrainian Premier League.[1] He began his professional career at Fluminense.

Club Career[edit]

Wellington Nem's professional career took off when Mano Menezes selected him in the pre-list for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In May, Nem signed his first professional contract with Fluminense, ending in December 2015.

He was loaned out to Figueirense in 2011. His time at the club was very successful. He scored nine times from a second striker position and was awarded the best newcomer of the 2011 Brazilian league, beating Bruno Cortes and Leandro Damião. Upon the expiration of his loan he was returned to the first team at Fluminense.

In his first season at Fluminense, Nem played mostly as a left winger or second striker and managed six goals and eight assists in 34 appearances in an impressive first full season at the club. In the 2013 season, Nem scored two and assisted two more in the first part of the season.

Wellington Nem signed a five-year deal with Ukrainian giants Shaktar Dontesk for a fee believed to be around €8 million in mid-2013. His first season at Shakhtar was a huge disappointment. A lot was expected of the player but he spent most of the campaign on the sideline either injured of benched, playing just 140 minutes of football the whole 2013-14 season and scoring a solitary goal. The next season started similarly, with Nem left off the sides Champions League list and playing just once in the first 13 rounds of the Premier Liga.

Career statistics[edit]

As of February 26, 2012
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Figueirense (loan) 2011 26 9 3 1 29 10
Total 26 9 3 1 29 10
Fluminense 2012 27 6 7 0 14 3 48 9
2013 1 1 9 1 9 5 19 7
Total 28 7 16 1 23 8 67 16
Shakhtar Donetsk 2013-14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 55 17 0 0 16 1 26 9 96 26

International[edit]

National team Club Year Apps Goals
Brazil Fluminense 2012 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Fluminense
Shakhtar Donetsk

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