Wamberto de Jesus Sousa Campos

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Full name Wamberto de Jesus Sousa Campos
Date of birth (1974-12-13) 13 December 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Cururupu, Brazil
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
São Luís
0000–1991 Sampaio Corrêa
1991–1993 Seraing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Seraing 86 (13)
1996–1998 Standard Liège 53 (10)
1998–2004 Ajax 122 (26)
2004 Mons (loan) 17 (5)
2004–2006 Standard Liège 28 (1)
2006–2007 Mons 20 (2)
2007–2008 Omniworld 16 (3)
2009–2010 KFCO Wilrijk 7 (5)
2010–2011 FC Berlaar-Heikant
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wamberto de Jesus Sousa Campos (born 13 December 1974) is a Brazilian former footballer who last played as a forward and as a midfielder. He notably represented AFC Ajax and Standard Liége.

He was also nicknamed Wampie by Ajax supporters.[1]


Wamberto played for R.F.C. Seraing and Standard Liège in Belgium and Ajax Amsterdam in Netherlands. The tricky and illusive player established himself in Belgium between 1993 and 1998 before joining Ajax in August 1998. He is famously remembered for scoring the equaliser in offside position against FC Utrecht in the 2002 Dutch Cup final which eventually was won by Ajax in the extra time. In January 2004, he was loaned to Belgian club Mons for 18 months who also retained the first option to buy him. But Mons failed to protect their place in top division, and saw Wamberto join Standard Liège on summer of 2004 on a 2-year contract, but he rejoined the newly promoted Mons on a free transfer in summer 2006. He was released after a year, and returned to the Netherlands, joining FC Omniworld.

His eldest son Danilo Sousa Campos is also a professional footballer, having played for Standard Liège and Metalurh Donetsk after a formation period in the AFC Ajax academy.[2][3] His younger son Wanderson is also a footballer currently playing for FC Krasnodar.[3]


  1. ^ "Wamberto on Mons mission". UEFA. 8 January 2004. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ajax sign Danilo". AFC Ajax. 4 June 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Wanderson, la perla del Getafe, es hijo y hermano de futbolistas" [Wanderson, Getafe's pearl, is a son and brother of footballers] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 

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