Gum (footballer)

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Gum
Gum 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Welington Pereira Rodrigues
Date of birth (1986-01-04) 4 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Fluminense
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2003 Marília
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Marília 31 (5)
2004 Osvaldo Cruz (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Internacional (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Ponte Preta 31 (5)
2009– Fluminense 218 (16)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 7 November 2016 (UTC).


Welington Pereira Rodrigues (born 4 January 1986), commonly known as Gum, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fluminense as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Gum was a Marília youth graduate. He made his first team debut in 2005, with the side in Série B, and also had an unassuming loan spell at Osvaldo Cruz back in 2004.[1]

On 13 September 2016 Gum was loaned to Série A club Internacional, until July.[2] After making no league appearances, he rescinded his contract and returned to MAC.[3]

On 26 June 2008 Gum signed a five-year deal with fellow second tier club Ponte Preta,[4] who acquired 50% of his federative rights.[5] He was an immediate starter for the club after his arrival, impressing in the following year's Campeonato Paulista.

On 17 August 2009 Gum joined Fluminense in the top level.[6] He made his debut in the category thirteen days later, in a 0–2 away loss against Santos.[7]

Gum scored his first goals in the main category of Brazilian football on 18 October 2009, netting a brace in a 2–2 home draw against Internacional.[8] He finished the campaign with 16 appearances and three goals, as his side narrowly avoided relegation.

Gum was also an important unit during the club's 2009 Copa Sudamericana run, scoring a goal against Cerro Porteño which granted the qualification to the finals;[9] he also scored the last goal in a 3–0 home win against LDU Quito in the second leg, as his side finished second (4–5 on aggregate).[10]

Gum was a first-choice during Flu's 2010 Brasileirão winning campaign, partnering with Leandro Euzébio and becoming the best defense of the championship. He was also an undisputed starter in 2012, winning another title.

In January 2015 Gum signed a new four-year deal with Fluminense.[11] In his last game of the season, he scored the first in a 3–1 home win against Avaí; it was also his 300th for the club.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 November 2016[13]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Marília 2005 Série B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006 15 3 17 2 0 0 ? 3
2007 14 2 4 1 0 0 18 3
2008 0 0 14 1 0 0 14 1
Subtotal 31 5 35 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 9
Internacional 2006 Série A 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Subtotal 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Ponte Preta 2008 Série B 16 3 0 0 16 3
2009 15 2 19 4 0 0 34 6
Subtotal 31 5 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 9
Fluminense 2009 Série A 16 3 7[a] 2 23 5
2010 34 4 13 0 5 1 52 5
2011 24 0 16 0 8[b] 1 48 1
2012 34 2 6 0 5[b] 0 45 2
2013 34 4 9 0 2 0 5[b] 0 50 4
2014 15 0 16 1 4 1 35 2
2015 29 1 9 0 6 1 44 2
2016 32 2 8 1 6 0 4[c] 0 50 3
Subtotal 218 16 77 2 23 3 25 3 4 0 347 24
Career total 280 26 135 10 23 3 25 3 4 0 426 29
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ a b c All appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ All appearance(s) in Primeira Liga

Honours[edit]

Fluminense

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gum, zagueiro titular do Fluminense, é internado na UTI em Marília" [Gum, first-choice stopper of Fluminense, is admitted to the ICU in Marília] (in Portuguese). Portal Ocnet. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Inter contrata zagueiro Gum do Marília" [Inter signs stopper Gum from Marília] (in Portuguese). Terra. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gum rescinde contrato e volta para Marília" [Gum rescinds contract and returns to Marília] (in Portuguese). Clic RBS. 1 March 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Zagueiro Gum assina contrato até 2011" [Stopper Gum signs contract until 2011] (in Portuguese). Ponte Preta.net. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ponte Preta apresenta zagueiro Gum, ex-Marília" [Ponte Preta presents stopper Gum, ex-Marília] (in Portuguese). Repórter Diário. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ponte traz Jean Rolt de volta e libera Gum para o Flu" [Ponte brings Jean Rolt back and releases Gum to Flu] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dupla sub-20 do Santos marca e deixa Fluminense abandonado na lanterna" [Santos' under-20 duo score and leaves Fluminense as dead last] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 August 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Inter e Flu empatam e perdem chance de se aproximar dos seus objetivos" [Inter and Flu draw and lose chance of getting near from their objectives] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 18 October 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Com virada heroica, Flu despacha o Cerro entre socos e pontapés e 'aguarda' a LDU" [With heroic comeback, Flu knocks out Cerro between bits and pieces and 'awaits' LDU] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Flu vence a LDU mas perde o título da Copa Sul-Americana" [Flu defeats LDU but loses the title of Copa Sudamericana] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Fluminense acerta a renovação do zagueiro Gum pelos próximos quatro anos" [Fluminense agrees the renewal of stopper Gum for the following four years] (in Portuguese). Fluminense's official website. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Gum recebe homenagem pelos 300 jogos pelo Flu" [Gum receives honour for his 300 games for Flu] (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Gum profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2016.

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