Wellington Nem playing for Shakhtar in 2013
|Full name||Wellington Silva Sanches Aguiar|
|Date of birth||February 6, 1992|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, Winger|
|2011||→ Figueirense (loan)||26||(11)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2015.
Wellington Silva Sanches Aguiar, known as Wellington Nem (born February 6, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Shakhtar, in the Ukrainian Premier League. He began his professional career at Fluminense.
In May, Nem signed his first professional contract with Fluminense, ending in December 2015.
He was loaned out to Figueirense in 2011. His time at the club was very successful. He scored nine times from a second striker position and was awarded the best newcomer of the 2011 Brazilian league, beating Bruno Cortes and Leandro Damião. Upon the expiration of his loan he was returned to the first team at Fluminense.
In his first season at Fluminense, Nem played mostly as a left winger or second striker and managed six goals and eight assists in 34 appearances in an impressive first full season at the club. In the 2013 season, Nem scored two and assisted two more in the first part of the season.
Wellington Nem signed a five-year deal with Ukrainian giants Shaktar Dontesk for a fee believed to be around €8 million in mid-2013. His first season at Shakhtar was a huge disappointment. A lot was expected of the player but he spent most of the campaign on the sideline either injured of benched, playing just 140 minutes of football the whole 2013-14 season and scoring a solitary goal. The next season started similarly, with Nem left off the sides Champions League list and playing just once in the first 13 rounds of the Premier Liga.
- As of April 18, 2015
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- "Wellington Nem vibra com fase: 'O pé direito servia só para subir no ônibus'". Globoesporte.com (O Globo). 24 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
- Campeonato Catarinense, Campeonato Carioca
- Wellington Nem featured in Brazil: the talent factory 2011
- Wellington Nem profile at Soccerway
- Football Lineups Profile
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