Wellington Santos da Silva
|Full name||Wellington Santos da Silva|
|Date of birth||August 17, 1985|
|Place of birth||Guarulhos, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left Back|
|2003–2005||União São João|
|2010||FK Liepājas Metalurgs||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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 2008, he signed for Nacional from Portugal. He then played in the UEFA Europa League.
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
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