Wellington Santos da Silva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Personal information
Full name Wellington Santos da Silva
Date of birth (1985-08-17) August 17, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Guarulhos, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left Back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2003–2005 União São João
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 América-SP (Loan)
2005 Ituano (Loan)
2006–2007 Grêmio 23 (0)
2007 Corinthians (Loan) 6 (1)
2007–2008 Mainz (Loan) ? (?)
2008–2009 C.D. Nacional 5 (0)
2010 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wellington Santos da Silva or simply Wellington (born August 17, 1985, in Guarulhos, Brazil) is a Brazilian left back who last played for FK Liepājas Metalurgs in Latvia.

Earlier Clubs[edit]

Wellingon began his career in his home country with União São João in São Paulo. Following attention from various São Paulo (state) clubs, he then loaned for América-SP and Ituano and also loaned to the German Club Mainz.


At the close of the 2005 season (May 2, 2006) he moved to Grêmio, and there he won Rio Grande do Sul State League in 2006 (including a good participation in the Brazilian League).


In 2007, he loaned signed to Sport Club Corinthians Paulista until 31 December 2007, to play Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2007.

Mainz 05[edit]

On August 31, 2007, the German club 1. FSV Mainz 05 loaned him, to play in the German 2. Fußball-Bundesliga and try to help the club to reclimb into the 1. Fußball-Bundesliga.


In 2008, he signed for Nacional from Portugal. He then played in the UEFA Europa League.

Liepājas Metalurgs[edit]

On March 30, 2010 he was signed by the Latvian champions FK Liepājas Metalurgs. He signed a contract until June 1, 2010. On 1 May 2010 in a league match against Daugava Daugavpils Wellington suffered a serious knee injury and was taken to hospital right away. The medical tests showed that the injury was too serious to play and Wellington is expected not to play at least for a half year. On May 13 Liepājas Metalurgs announced that Wellington had been released and had already gone back home to Brazil to treat his injury there.


  • Rio Grande do Sul State League: 2006


External links[edit]