Camilo Sanvezzo

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Camilo Sanvezzo
Camilo Sanvezzo MLS AllStar 2013.jpg
Sanvezzo playing in the 2013 MLS All-Star game
Personal information
Full name Camilo da Silva Sanvezzo
Date of birth (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Corinthians-AL 8 (1)
2009–2010 Qormi 22 (24)
2010–2011 Gyeongnam 7 (0)
2011–2013 Vancouver Whitecaps 92 (39)
2014– Querétaro 60 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2017.

Camilo da Silva Sanvezzo (born 21 July 1988) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Querétaro in the Liga MX.

Club career[edit]

Corinthians Alagoano[edit]

Camilo began his career in the youth ranks of Oeste Paulista Esporte Clube. In 2009, he moved to Corinthians Alagoano and remained there one year before taking his career to Europe.

Qormi FC[edit]

Camilo had a successful start with Qormi, scoring the winning goal on his debut against Sliema Wanderers,[1] a hat-trick against Msida St. Joseph,[2] and another hat-trick against reigning champions Hibernians.[3][4]

Come midseason Qormi received an offer from a South Korean club for the striker, although they rejected the offer, explaining the bid was too small and Camilo's important role at the club.[5]

Camilo played a vital role in Qormi's successful season, scoring 24 goals in 22 league matches – an average of more than one goal per game.[6]

Gyeongnam FC[edit]

On 7 July 2010, Camilo moved to K-League side Gyeongnam. Camilo struggled to capture the form that made him a prolific scorer in Malta. With Gyeongnam he appeared in seven games without scoring a goal. However, he did score six goals in seven appearances for the club's 'B' team.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

Camilo trialed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer prior to the 2011 season. His trial was successful and the club signed him on 17 March 2011.[7] He made his debut for the Whitecaps as a late substitute in their opening game of the 2011 season against Toronto FC. He scored his first two goals for the Whitecaps on 2 April 2011 against Sporting Kansas City, contributing the team's second and third goals in a 3–3 comeback draw; this also made him the first player in MLS history to score two goals in stoppage time.[8] Camilo was named as the Whitecaps FC Player of the Year for his contributions to the team during the 2011 season, including a team-high 12 goals and consistency on the field.[9]

Camilo signed a contract extension with Vancouver on 1 February 2012.[10] However, Camilo did not have a great start to the year. He did not regain his consistent form until the final games of the season. Camilo scored a goal and added 3 assists in a 4-0 win against Chivas USA.[11] In total, Camilo tallied five goals and 7 assists in 28 matches during the 2012 Major League Soccer season, compared to 12 goals and 3 assists the prior season.[12]

Camilo rebounded from a mediocre 2012 season to be considered a potential league MVP candidate in 2013. During the season, Camilo tallied 6 assists.[13] Additionally, Camilo closed the 2013 season with a hat-trick at home against Colorado Rapids to win the MLS scoring race with 22 goals.[14][15]

Following his impressive season, Camilo was the subject of interest from Rosenborg, Norway's most decorated club. However, at that time, Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi indicated that Camilo was under contract and that the club was looking forward to having him back for the 2014 season.[16] In January 2014, Camilo was once again the subject of transfer rumors after reportedly being linked to Querétaro of Mexico's Liga MX, with some media outlets even reporting that the deal was already completed. However, Whitecaps management quickly stated that there was no truth to the rumors,[17] and details were subsequently removed from Querétaro' website.[18] However, despite the denial a deal had been reached, Camilo continued to train with Querétaro.[19] Whitecaps officials labelled Camilo's behaviour as "unacceptable and inappropriate" and "unprofessional".[20] Fan reaction was split, with anger directed both at Camilo and the Whitecaps front office for how the situation was handled.[21]


On 17 January 2014, the transfer saga came to an end as Vancouver received a club record multimillion-dollar transfer fee.[22] In the Apertura 2014, Camilo was the top goal scorer of the tournament with 12 goals (tied with Mauro Boselli).[citation needed] Just weeks after his return from a knee injury that kept him out of the Clausura 2015, Sanvezzo sustained another injury and missed the rest of the Apertura 2015 and a major part of the 2016 Clausura.[citation needed] On 15 April 2016, after more than seven months injured, Camilo returned in a home match where Querétaro defeated Club América 1–0.[citation needed]Camilo's nickname became "El Lobo" in 2016.

International career[edit]

Camilo has not represented Brazil, his country of birth, at any level. In July 2013, it was revealed that Camilo was considering representing Canada internationally. Camilo applied for permanent residency but had to wait to gain full citizenship before he could appear for the Canadian national team, a process that Ghana-born former Whitecaps teammate Gershon Koffie was already undertaking. About the prospect, Camilo stated, "Vancouver is a good city, Canada is a beautiful country and if I get the opportunity I will decide with my family."[23]






  1. ^ "Malta Football Association – Match – Qormi 1–0 Sliema W.". MFA. 30 August 2009. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Malta Football Association – Match – Msida St. Joseph FC 0–3 Qormi FC". MFA. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Maltafootball – Another three goals by Camilo". 4 October 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Qormi dancing to Brazilian beat –". 6 October 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  5. ^ " – S. Korean club express interest in Camilo". 7 January 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Season review: Malta –". 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign four more players to MLS side | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". 17 March 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ MacMahon, Martin. "Camilo named Whitecaps player of the year". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign Camilo Sanvezzo to new contract | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Recap: 'Caps snap winless run with 4-0 thrashing of Chivas". MLS Soccer. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "MLS Profile". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Boehm, Charles. "Most Overlooked: Golden Boot winner, Colorado Rapids boss headline shortlist of MLS Awards snubs". MLS Soccer. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sports -". Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Camilo Sanvezzo earns Golden Boot in Vancouver Whitecaps' win over Colorado Rapids". Espn Fc. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Report: Norwegian side Rosenborg in contact with Vancouver Whitecaps about Camilo Sanvezzo". MLS Soccer. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Mexican media say Camilo off to Liga MX's Queretaro, but Vancouver Whitecaps deny reports". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  18. ^ James Keep. "Kick Off: Confusion reigns over Vancouver Whitecaps star Camilo Sanvezzo's future". Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps' Camilo Sanvezzo appears in yet another photo wearing Querétaro kit". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Camilo still training with Querétaro FC, Vancouver Whitecaps say a resolution in the works". 27 October 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "A Whitecaps return: Camilo would tick a lot of boxes". 23 September 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "Camilo Sanvezzo sold to Mexican club - CBC Sports - Soccer". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  23. ^ MacMahon, Martin. "Vancouver Whitecaps' Brazilian-born Camilo expresses interest in representing Canada". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "All-Star: Tim Cahill, Robbie Keane, DeAndre Yedlin added to gameday roster; Landon Donovan left off". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

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