Wenderson Arruda Said
|Full name||Wenderson de Arruda Said|
|Date of birth||17 April 1975|
|Place of birth||Guiratinga, Brazil|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Belenenses (loan)||22||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He spent the vast majority of his professional career in Portugal, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 190 games and 41 goals over the course of seven seasons and representing in the competition Braga, Sporting and Belenenses.
Wender retired in 2013 at the age of 38, after spending four years in Cyprus with three teams.
Born in Guiratinga, Mato Grosso of Lebanese descent, Wender started playing professionally with Sport Club do Recife, then moved to Portugal with Associação Naval 1º de Maio after signing in 1999 from modest Esporte Clube Democrata. He spent three additional seasons at S.C. Braga, being an instrumental offensive figure in the Minho club's domestic and continental consolidation.
Wender moved to Portugal giants Sporting Clube de Portugal for the 2005–06 campaign. Although he appeared scarcely for the Lisbon side, he scored in both legs of a UEFA Cup tie against Halmstads BK (2–1 away win, 2–3 home loss, subsequent elimination).
However, in January 2006, Wender was involved in a two-way loan deal as right-back Abel moved to Sporting and he returned for a second Braga spell. The loan was made permanent in 2006–07, and he went on to net eight league goals in an eventual fourth-place finish.
In July 2008 Wender joined C.F. Os Belenenses' Brazilian contingent, on a season-long loan. In the following year, after the capital-based club initially dropped down a level – later reinstated – Braga sold the 34-year-old to Ermis Aradippou in the Cypriot First Division, and he remained in that country several years.
- "Final touches for cup contenders". UEFA.com. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2008.