Warley Silva dos Santos

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Personal information
Full name Warley Silva dos Santos
Date of birth (1978-02-13) 13 February 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Sobradinho, DF,  Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Coritiba 0 (0)
1997–1998 Atlético Paranaense 18 (7)
1999–2003 Udinese 37 (3)
1999 São Paulo (loan) 0 (0)
2000–2001 Grêmio (loan) 19 (7)
2003–2004 São Caetano 42 (8)
2005 Palmeiras 22 (4)
2006–2007 Brasiliense 47 (16)
2008 Náutico 0 (0)
2008 ABC 14 (3)
2009 Madureira
2010 Villa Nova
2011 Treze 11 (7)
2012 Campinense
2013 Botafogo (PB)
2014–2016 Ríver 7 (4)
2016– Botafogo-PB 0 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Brazil U-23 12 (2)
1999 Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2016.

Warley Silva dos Santos (born 13 February 1978) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Botafogo-PB. Warley spent most of his career at Campeonato Brasileiro Série A but had an unsuccessful career with Italian club Udinese.

Club career[edit]

Beginnings in Brazil[edit]

Warley started his career at Brazil, and played for Coritiba, Atlético Paranaense before signed by Italian Serie A side Udinese in January 1999. He was loaned to São Paulo until June 1999.

Udinese acquired half of his registration rights from a Uruguayan club Rentistas for US$9M, which in fact was received by his player agent. He signed a contract until 30 June 2003.[1]

Udinese & passport controversy[edit]

He played his first Serie A match on 19 September 1999 as starter, but Udinese lost the match to Juventus 1–4 while Warley went without a goal. He played 15 league matches that season. In September 2000, he followed Udinese traveled to Poland for the UEFA Cup match against Polonia Warsaw. But Polish officials discovered that his Portuguese passport was fake along with team-mate Alberto.[2] Warley was immediately loaned to Grêmio for a year in order to fulfill the non-EU quota. The quota system was abolished in mid of 2000–01 season,[3] but in June 2001, Warley along with 9 others including 3 of his team-mate (Alberto, Jorginho Paulista & Da Silva), countryman Dida were banned for a year, and 3 youths player were banned for 6 months.[4] The ban later reduced, and on 13 January 2002, he played the first league match of the season, along with Sergio Bernardo Almiron replaced Gonzalo Martínez and David Pizarro in the 75th minutes. He played his first start of the season on 3 March that lost 1–2 to Atalanta. As the team had Roberto Sosa, David Di Michele, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Roberto Muzzi and Siyabonga Nomvethe as forward, Warley played 5 more league matches in the 2001–02 season. In 2002–03 season, he played 16 league matches.

Return to Brazil[edit]

In mid-2003, Warley returned to São Caetano and played two Campeonato Brasileiro Série A seasons. In 2005, he swapped to Palmeiras. He signed a one-year contract with Série B side Brasiliense in January 2006, and extended for another year on 8 December 2006. In January 2008, he signed a 1-year contract with Náutico but in August left for Brazilian Série B side ABC Futebol Clube. In January 2009, he signed a contract for the whole Campeonato Carioca campaign for Madureira. Warley was released before the start of Brazilian Série D 2009.

In January 2010, he signed a contract with Villa Nova for 2010 Campeonato Mineiro.

International career[edit]

Warley played 4 matches for Brazil during the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, starting in the group match against New Zealand[5] and also appearing as a substitute during the lost final against Mexico.[6]


  1. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 507". Commissione Disciplinare, Lega Calcio (in Italian). 27 June 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Third Udinese player with fake passport". BBC Sport. 22 September 2000. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Italians bar non-EU imports". UEFA.com. 17 July 2002. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Frances (28 June 2001). "Players banned over false passport scandal". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/tournament=101/edition=4356/matches/match=21348/report.html
  6. ^ http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/tournament=101/edition=4356/matches/match=21352/report.html

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