Weverton Pereira da Silva

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Personal information
Full name Weverton Pereira da Silva
Date of birth (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Rio Branco, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Atlético Paranaense
Number 12
Youth career
2006–2007 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Corinthians 0 (0)
2006–2007 Remo (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Oeste (loan) 18 (0)
2009 América-RN (loan) 16 (0)
2010 Botafogo-SP 22 (0)
2010–2012 Portuguesa 68 (0)
2012– Atlético Paranaense 207 (0)
National team
2016 Brazil Olympic 6 (0)
2016– Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:31, 13 June 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2017

Weverton Pereira da Silva, simply known as Weverton (born 13 December 1987), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Atlético Paranaense as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rio Branco, Acre, Weverton joined Corinthians' youth setup in 2006, aged 19, after impressing in a match for Juventus. He was promoted to the former's main squad in 2007, but was demoted to fourth-choice after Rafael Santos' promotion. Weverton was subsequently loaned to Remo, Oeste[1] and América (RN).[2] With the latter he appeared regularly in Série B, sharing minutes with the veteran Rodolpho.

Weverton was released by Timão in January 2010 and moved to Botafogo (SP) shortly after. After impressing with the side, he signed for Portuguesa on 12 May.[3] Weverton was an undisputed starter at Lusa, appearing in all league matches in 2011, as his side were crowned champions.

In May 2012 he joined Atlético Paranaense, after his previous contract expired.[4] On 15 October 2014, after being named captain for the campaign, Wéverton renewed his contract until 2017.[5]

International career[edit]

On 31 July 2016, he was called by the Brazilian Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics by manager Rogério Micale to replace Fernando Prass who left the team due to injury.[6] In the gold medal match, Weverton made a key save against Germany's Nils Petersen on the fifth penalty shot, which helped Brazil win their first Olympic football gold.[7]

After winning gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Weverton was called up by coach Tite to qualification matches against Ecuador and Colombia.[8]



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