Wescley Pina Gonçalves

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Wescley Gonçalves
Personal information
Full name Wescley Pina Gonçalves
Date of birth (1984-02-15) February 15, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Vila Velha, Brazil
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Vila Nova
Youth career
2002 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Vasco da Gama
2004–2005 Maccabi Haifa 26 (0)
2005–2006 Corinthians
2006 Estrela da Amadora
2007–2008 Juventude
2008 Criciúma
2009–2009 Denizlispor 7 (1)
2009–2010 Ceará
2010 Atlético Goianiense 1 (0)
2010 Naútico 19 (0)
2011 Grêmio Prudente
2011 Naútico 1 (0)
2011– Ponte Preta 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2009.

Wescley Pina Gonçalves (born February 15, 1984) is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Vila Nova Futebol Clube.

Career[edit]

Vasco da Gama[edit]

Wescley started his career playing for Vasco da Gama, after being promoted from the club's youth squad.[1] Earlier in the 2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A season, he was promoted to the club's first team squad, playing several games for the club and scoring a goal in the second match of the competition, against Goiás.[2]

Stint in Israel[edit]

Before arriving in Israel, a lot of media attention was paid to Wescley since he was signing with Maccabi Haifa and was expected to be their leader for the future. Wescley had the credentials especially since he was captain of the Brazilian Olympic team but was unable to acclimate to Israeli culture and ended leaving after a mediocre first season.

Return to Brazil[edit]

He returned to Brazil in 2005, to play for Corinthians, where he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A of that year, playing for Estrela da Amadora of Portugal in the following year.[1] Wescley played for Juventude during the Série A 2007, but was unable to prevent his club from being relegated to the second level.[1] In 2008, he joined Criciúma.[1]

First time in Turkey[edit]

On 22 December 2008, Denizlispor announced that Wescley joins the team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ACHEI! Após temporada complicada, Wescley tenta volta por cima no Criciúma" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Wescley vira arma nas faltas" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. 2003-10-27. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Wescley Denizlispor'da" (in Turkish). NTVSpor.net. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 

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