Vander Sacramento Vieira

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Vander Veira
Vander playing for Botev Plovdiv.
Personal information
Full name Vander Sacramento Vieira
Date of birth (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 77
Youth career
1998 Madureira
1999–2009 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Flamengo 0 (0)
2009 America (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Duque de Caxias (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Democrata-GV 0 (0)
2011–2012 Ipatinga (loan) 12 (2)
2012–2014 Botev Plovdiv 51 (9)
2014–2015 AEK Larnaca 28 (4)
2015– APOEL 3 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Vander Sacramento Vieira, or simply Vander (born March 2, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club APOEL FC as a winger.


Early career[edit]

The young midfielder started in Madureira, and in 1998, aged 10, was taken to Flamengo's youth team, where he began to stand out. Fast, with both legs as his head, Vander characteristics including good passing and shooting, in addition to the torn speed. In 2008, came to be negotiated with Portuguese teams, however, the transfer did not materialize because of the player desire to continue in Estádio da Gávea.

In 2007, the player, which until then was a reserve team led by luxury coach and former player Adílio, became the proprietor, and helped the team win third place in the Champions Youth Cup, world interclub of the U-19 category in Malaysia.

Flamengo and America[edit]

In 2009 he became promoted to the senior team would be headed by Cuca, but no space was borrowed by the board the scarlet-black, through the former Flamengo striker Romário, who try to America access to the first division Campeonato Carioca the following year. The idea was to make the player gain experience ahead of time will create red. Nevertheless, Vander even took the field by Devil and returned to the Estádio da Gávea yet that season, but no act by Flamengo.

Duque de Caxias[edit]

In 2010, Vander was loaned to Duque de Caxias to compete in the Campeonato Carioca that year, as the scarlet-black cast, which featured a veritable constellation, no room for a young player finally debuted with the Robe. In September the same year Vander returned to the club for part of the cast of the Flamengo in the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-23.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 13 July 2012, Vander signed for Botev Plovdiv. He took part in 23 games and scored 6 goals during his first season in A Group. His second season was less successful. He participated in 26 games primary as a right winger or secondary striker participated and scored 3 goals.[1]

Although Vander was among the favorite players of the fans, he appeared only in three matches for Botev Plovdiv in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League and did not become a key player because he was ofter injured or tired. He came on as a substitute in the final of 2013–14 Bulgarian Cup, but at the end of the game he was sent off after a rough foul.[2] Vander remained an unused substitute during the match for the Bulgarian Supercup 2014.[3][4]

He was released by the club on 31 August 2014 after playing in only 2 games during season 2014-15.[5]

AEK Larnaca[edit]

On 31 August 2014, he signed a one-year contract, with the option of a further season with Cypriot side AEK Larnaca.[6] In his first season in Cyprus, Vander was voted as the best foreign player of the 2014–15 Cypriot First Division,[7] as he appeared in 28 league matches and scored 4 goals, helping AEK Larnaca to finish in the 2nd place for the first time in their history.


On 29 May 2015, Vander signed a three-year contract with fellow Cypriot First Division team APOEL, for a transfer fee of 100,000.[8][9] He made his official debut on 21 July 2015, in his team's 1–1 away draw against FK Vardar for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[10] He scored his first goal for the club against his former team AEK Larnaca on 12 September 2015, in APOEL's 2–2 away draw for the Cypriot First Division.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 October 2015[12]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil Série B Copa do Brasil Continental[13] Carioca Total
Duque de Caxias (loan) 2010 3 0 0 0 14 0 17 0
Brazil Série D Copa do Brasil Continental[13] Mineiro Total
Democrata-GV 2011 0 0 8 2 8 2
Brazil Série C Copa do Brasil Continental[13] Mineiro Total
Ipatinga (loan) 2011 12 2 0 0 12 2
Bulgaria A Group Bulgarian Cup Europe Bulgarian Supercup Total
Botev Plovdiv 2012–13 23 6 1 0 24 6
2013–14 26 3 8 0 3[a] 1 37 4
2014–15 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 51 9 9 0 3 1 0 0 63 10
Cyprus First Division Cypriot Cup Europe Cypriot Super Cup Total
AEK Larnaca 2014–15 28 4 6 1 34 5
APOEL 2015–16 3 1 0 0 6[b] 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 97 16 15 1 9 1 22 2 143 20
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League



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