Kieza

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Kiesza.
Kieza
Personal information
Full name Welker Marçal Almeida
Date of birth (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Vitória, Brazil[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker[1]
Club information
Current team
Vitória
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Desportiva Capixaba
2009 Americano[2]
2009 Fluminense 15 (6)
2010–2011 Cruzeiro 1 (0)
2010 Ponte Preta (loan) 7 (1)
2011 Náutico (loan) 35 (21)
2012 Al Shabab 9 (4)
2012–2013 Náutico 20 (13)
2013–2015 Shanghai Shenxin 34 (13)
2014–2015 Bahia (loan) 43 (20)
2016 São Paulo 0 (0)
2016– Vitória 21 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:21, 29 August 2016 (UTC).

Welker Marçal de Almeida (born 24 September 1986), known as Kieza, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Vitória as a striker.[3]

Career[edit]

Born in Vitória,[4] he was signed on February 20, 2010 by Cruzeiro Esporte Clube who ended his contract in January 2010 with Fluminense.[5]

In 2011, Kieza moved from Cruzeiro to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B side Náutico on a season-long loan deal. He helped Náutico being promoted to the Série A, scoring 21 goals in the season which allowed him to become Top goalscorer of this tournament.

Honours[edit]

Bahia
Vitória

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Welker Marçal Almeida". sambafoot.com. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Kieza Facts". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  3. ^ 'Após novela, São Paulo contrata Kieza por R$ 4 milhões'
  4. ^ "Cruzeiro anuncia contratação de Kieza" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  5. ^ Clube contrata atacante Kieza, ex-Fluminense