Wágner Ferreira dos Santos

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Personal information
Full name Wágner Ferreira dos Santos
Date of birth (1985-01-29) 29 January 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Sete Lagoas, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
2001 América-MG
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 América-MG 124 (16)
2004–2009 Cruzeiro 217 (36)
2007Al-Ittihad[1] 25 (9)
2009–2011 FC Lokomotiv Moscow 21 (3)
2011 Gaziantepspor 26 (3)
2012–2015 Fluminense 102 (13)
2015–2017 Tianjin Teda 20 (2)
2017–2018 Vasco da Gama 55 (7)
2018– Al-Khor 11 (5)
National team
Brazil U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 January 2007

Wágner Ferreira dos Santos (born 29 January 1985 in Sete Lagoas), commonly known as Wágner, is a Brazilian football player. He currently plays for the Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.


Club career[edit]

He started his career at América Mineiro, where he shone along with Fred, an international Brazilian player, who, coincidentally, is again Wagner's colleague in Fluminense FC.[2] Wágner went on to play for Cruzeiro, another team from Belo Horizonte. Cruzeiro sold Wágner to Al-Ittihad after a transfer fee of around €9 million on January 2007, but a clause in his contract allowed him to come back to Cruzeiro in June 2007 after Al-Ittihad could not finish paying his transfer fee. He was important in Al-Ittihad's championship run. On 7 August 2009 Championat.ru confirmed that Lokomotiv Moscow had acquired the Brazilian player, for 6 million euros. Three days later this move was confirmed by Nikolay Naumov, president of Lokomotiv.

On 17 January 2011 he signed for Gaziantepspor for €3 million.[3]

After a feud with Gaziantepspor manager Abdullah Ercan, Wágner's contract was terminated by a mutual agreement.[4]


Wagner is a left footed offensive midfielder and striker, but is also working on using his right foot. Despite playing all of the 2006 season as an offensive midfielder, he led the Campeonato Brasileiro, in its early stages, with eight goals in ten games. He is a free-kick specialist, scoring a majority of his goals through free-kicks.


He has played for the Brazil U17 and U21 squad. He was also called up for the Brazil national team for a friendly but never played.



Personal honours[edit]

  • Bola de Prata Brasileira (Placar): 2006, 2008

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