Weverton Pereira da Silva
Weverton playing for - Rio olimpics 2016
|Full name||Weverton Pereira da Silva|
|Date of birth||13 December 1987|
|Place of birth||Rio Branco, Brazil|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Remo (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009||→ Oeste (loan)||18||(0)|
|2009||→ América-RN (loan)||16||(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
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 and América (RN). 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. Weverton was an undisputed starter at Lusa, appearing in all league matches in 2011, as his side were crowned champions.
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. 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.
- Atlético Paranaense
- Corinthians promove goleiro da base para emprestar Weverton (Corinthians promotes goalkeeper from the youth setup to loan Weverton); UOL Esporte, 27 December 2012 (in Portuguese)
- "Weverton já realizou atividades" [Wéverton already trained] (in Portuguese). América-RN's official website. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- Portuguesa tira o goleiro Weverton do Botafogo (Portuguesa takes off Weverton from Botafogo); Estadão, 12 May 2010 (in Portuguese)
- Goleiro Weverton, ex-Lusa, é apresentado no Atlético-PR (Goalkeeper Weverton, former Lusa player, is presented at Atlético-PR); Diário Lance!, 30 May 2012 (in Portuguese)
- Líder no atual elenco atleticano, Weverton renova até 2017 (Leader in the current atleticano roster, Weverton renews until 2017); Redação Em Campo, 15 October 2014 (in Portuguese)
- "Weverton é convocado para a Seleção Olímpica" [Weverton is called in for the Olympic Team] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- Eisenhammer, Stephen. "Brazil soccer gold will be the memory Rio never forgets". Reuters. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- Tite convoca seleção pela 1ª vez com 7 campeões olímpicos e 3 novidades
- Weverton at Soccerway