Wanderson Maciel Sousa Campos

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Personal information
Full name Wanderson Maciel Sousa Campos
Date of birth (1994-10-07) 7 October 1994 (age 22)[1][2]
Place of birth São Luís, Brazil[3][1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Krasnodar
Number 7
Youth career
2002–2009 Ajax
2009–2012 Beerschot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Beerschot 6 (0)
2013–2015 Lierse 57 (4)
2015 Getafe B 5 (2)
2015–2016 Getafe 20 (0)
2016–2017 Red Bull Salzburg 20 (3)
2017– FC Krasnodar 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 July 2017.

Wanderson Maciel Sousa Campos (born 7 October 1994), known as Wanderson or Wamberto, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Krasnodar as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Wanderson in action for Red Bull Salzburg

Born in São Luís, Maranhão, Wanderson joined AFC Ajax's youth setup in 2002, aged eight, as his father was playing for the club. In 2009, again following the father, he joined Beerschot AC.[4] After progressing through the latter's youth setup, he made his first team – and Pro League – debut on 31 October 2012, starting in a 1–3 away loss against Cercle Brugge KSV.[5]

Wanderson appeared in six league matches for Beerschot before it was relegated and subsequently declared bankrupt. On 20 June 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Lierse SK,[6][7] after impressing on a trial.[8]

Wanderson made his Lierse debut on 27 July, in a 1–2 home loss against SV Zulte-Waregem, and scored his first professional goal on 23 November, netting the first in a 4–2 win at Cercle Brugge. In October 2014 he was linked as a target to the likes of Celtic, Swansea City, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland and Aston Villa,[9] but none of them made any formal bids for the player.

In 2015, after Lierse's relegation, Wanderson failed to appear in the club's pre-season; despite Lierse alleging he was under contract,[10] his father alleged he was a free agent after receiving a FIFA clearance.[11] He subsequently went on a trial at Getafe CF in July, signing a contract with the club.[12]

Despite being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B, Wanderson was called up for the pre-season with the main squad,[13] also scoring a goal against Port Vale.[14] He made his La Liga debut on 30 August 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute for Emi Buendía in a 1–2 home loss against Granada CF.[15]

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

On 1 July 2016, Wanderson signed a three-year deal with FC Red Bull Salzburg on a free transfer.[16] He scored his first goal on August 3, 2016 in the match against Partizani Tirana by the UEFA Champions League.

On 19 December 2016, Red Bull Salzburg announced that Wanderson had retroactively been handed a four-month suspension by FIFA, that would end on 27 February 2017, due to a breach of the transfer terms during his move from Belgian club Lierse to Getafe in the summer of 2015.[17]


Wanderson with Krasnodar in 2017

On 26 June 2017, he signed a 5-year contract with the Russian Premier League club FC Krasnodar.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Wanderson is the son of former footballer Wamberto, who notably represented Standard Liège and Ajax. His older brother Danilo is also a midfielder, and was also an Ajax youth graduate.[3] He also holds a Belgian nationality.


  1. ^ a b "Sousa Campos Wanderson" (in Dutch). Beerschot AC's official website. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wanderson" (in Spanish). Getafe's official website. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Wanderson, la perla del Getafe, es hijo y hermano de futbolistas" [Wanderson, Getafe's pearl, is a son and brother of footballers] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "3 vragen aan... Wamberto" [3 questions to... Wamberto] (in Dutch). Ajax's official website. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cercle boekt tweede zege" [Cercle book second win] (in Dutch). Sport.be. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Wanderson signs for Lierse". Lierse's official website. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Officiel: Wanderson au Lierse" [Official: Wanderson to Lierse] (in French). 20 June 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Negen testspelers bij Lierse" [Nine trialists at Lierse] (in Dutch). Voetbal België. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Transfer news: Brazilian winger Wamberto attracting interest". Sky Sports. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Zoon van Wamberto en Lierse ruziën over contract: "Wat ze zeggen, is niet waar"" [Son of Wamberto and Lierse arguing over contract: "What they say is not true"] (in Dutch). Voetbal Primeur. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Karim Hafez keert terug naar Lierse" [Karim Hafez returns to Lierse] (in Dutch). Gazet van Antwerpen. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Getafe kondigt Belgische aanwinst aan" [Getafe announces acquisition of Belgian] (in Dutch). Nr 10. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Primeros entrenamientos" [First trainings] (in Spanish). Getafe's official website. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Port Vale 2, Getafe 2 Full-time report: Ajay Leitch-Smith at double in impressive draw". The Sentinel. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "El Granada reencuentra en Getafe el espíritu de su última salvación" [Granada find in Getafe the spirit of their last salvation] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  16. ^ "From the Primera Division to the Red Bulls". Red Bull Salzburg. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "BRAZILIAN BANNED FOR FOUR MONTHS BY INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION". redbullsalzburg.at. Red Bull Salzburg. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "В составе «Краснодара» появился новый Вандерсон" (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 

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