Wellington Nem

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Wellington Nem
Wellington Nem.jpg
Wellington Nem playing for Shakhtar in 2013
Personal information
Full name Wellington Silva Sanches Aguiar
Date of birth (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
São Paulo
(on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2005 America-RJ
2005–2011 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Fluminense 28 (7)
2011 Figueirense (loan) 26 (13)
2013– Shakhtar Donetsk 29 (6)
2017– São Paulo (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)
2012 Brazil 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2016

Wellington Silva Sanches Aguiar (born 6 February 1992), known as Wellington Nem, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for São Paulo FC on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nem began his professional career at Fluminense. 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.

Following 2017, Nem is going to play, on loan, for Brazilian side São Paulo FC, in the Brazilian League.[3]

Wellington Nem's professional career took off when Mano Menezes selected him in the pre-list for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 April 2015
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[4] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Figueirense (loan) 2011 26 9 3 1 29 10
Total 26 9 3 1 29 10
Fluminense 2012 27 6 7 0 14 3 48 9
2013 1 1 9 1 9 5 19 7
Total 28 7 16 1 23 8 67 16
Shakhtar Donetsk 2013–14 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2014–15 6 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 13 4
Total 11 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 18 5
Career total 65 20 5 1 18 1 26 9 114 31

International[edit]

National team Club Year Apps Goals
Brazil Fluminense 2012 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Fluminense
Shakhtar Donetsk

References[edit]

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