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Full name Wanderley Alves de Oliveira
Date of birth (1959-08-28) August 28, 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Volta Redonda, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Fluminense 88 (8)
1987 Palmeiras 1 (0)
1988 Botafogo 6 (0)
1989 Belenenses ? (?)
1990 Atlético-PR 2 (0)
National team
1979 Brazil Olympic team 7 (2)
1984 Brazil 1 (0)
Teams managed
1994 Fluminense
1998 Fluminense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wanderley Alves de Oliveira, also known by the nickname Delei (born August 28, 1959),[1] is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player who played for several Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs. He also played for the Brazilian national team and worked as a head coach.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro state,[1] Delei started his professional career in 1979, playing for Fluminense. During his spell at the club, he won the Campeonato Carioca in 1980, 1983, 1984 and in 1985, and won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1984,[2] having played 88 Série A games, scoring eight goals.[3] He joined Palmeiras in 1987,[4] playing one Série A game for the club,[3] but playing 23 games overall, without scoring a goal.[4] After leaving Palmeiras, Delei moved to Botafogo in 1988,[2] playing six Série A games during that year.[3] He played in Portugal in 1989, defending Belenenses,[2] returning to Brazil in the subsequent year, when he joined Atlético Paranaense,[2] playing two Série games[3] before retiring.[2]

National team[edit]

He played seven games for the Brazilian Olympic team in 1979, scoring two goals.[5] Delei played once for the Brazilian main team, on June 21, 1984, against Uruguay, won by his country 1–0.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Delei was Fluminense's head coach twice. The first spell was in 1994,[4] while the second one was in 1998.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delei" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Delei" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Delei - todos os jogos" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Delei ou Deley (ex-meia do Fluminense e Palmeiras)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. June 3, 2008. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Seleção Brasileira 1914-2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. 2006. p. 245. ISBN 85-7478-186-X. 
  6. ^ "Delei, ex-herói, tenta conduzir Fluminense de volta à elite" (in Portuguese). Universo Online. July 7, 1998. Retrieved January 4, 2009.