Wênio

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Wênio
Personal information
Full name Wênio Moraes Pio
Date of birth (1979-09-09) 9 September 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Mineiros, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mineiros
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Corinthians Alagoano 29 (4)
2002–2008 Marítimo 143 (3)
2003–2008 Marítimo B 6 (2)
2008–2009 Vitória Guimarães 16 (0)
2009 Leixões 11 (0)
2010 FC Baku 11 (1)
2011 Morrinhos
2011 Araguaína
2011 Mineiros
2012 CRB
2012 Corinthians Alagoano 2 (0)
2012 Mineiros ? (1)
2013 Corinthians Alagoano 0 (0)
2013 Chã Grande 5 (0)
2013 Mineiros ? (2)
2014 Costa Rica-MS
2014 Araguaína
2014– Mineiros 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2014.

Wênio Moraes Pio (born 9 September 1979), known simply as Wênio, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Mineiros Esporte Clube as a defensive midfielder.

He usually sported a distinctive peroxide blonde hair,[1] and spent most of his professional career in Portugal, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 170 games and three goals over the course of eight seasons, mainly in representation of Marítimo.

Football career[edit]

Born in Mineiros, Goiás, Wênio was relatively unknown when he signed for C.S. Marítimo from Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano in 2002. However, he went on to become an essential midfield element for the Madeira club, appearing in 30 Primeira Liga games in the 2003–04 campaign as it achieved a final UEFA Cup spot. On 12 November 2007 he scored a rare goal, in a 2–0 derby away win against C.D. Nacional.[2]

In June 2008, Wênio signed a three-year contract with Vitória S.C. in Guimarães.[3] After one season – and 16 top division matches – he was released,[4] joining fellow league side Leixões S.C. shortly after.[5]

After a brieft stint in Azerbaijan with FC Baku,[6] Wênio returned to his country and region and signed with amateurs Morrinhos Futebol Clube. He continued to play in Brazil's lower leagues in the following years.[7][8]

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