Wesley Lopes Beltrame

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Wesley
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Personal information
Full name Wesley Lopes Beltrame
Date of birth (1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Catanduva, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2006 Botafogo-SP
2006 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Santos 81 (11)
2009 Atlético Paranaense (loan) 33 (2)
2010–2012 Werder Bremen 25 (2)
2012–2015 Palmeiras 58 (9)
2015–2017 São Paulo 49 (2)
2017 Sport Recife 9 (0)
National team
2010 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:52, 7 January 2018 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 January 2011

Wesley Lopes Beltrame (born 24 June 1987), simply known as Wesley, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for São Paulo FC as a central or defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Santos[edit]

Wesley began his career in 2006 with Santos, and was promoted to the senior side in 2007 where he played four games. In 2008, Santos sold 25% economic rights of numbers of footballer to DIS Esporte, including Wesley.[1][2] Also in 2008, he started to get more playing time making 20 league appearances and 9 Copa Libertadores appearances.

On 26 March 2009, Wesley joined Atlético Paranaense on loan until the end of 2009 season.[3] In total, he played 33 matches scoring 2 goals.

In 2010, Wesley returned to Santos where he became a key player in the 2010 Campeonato Paulista and 2010 Copa do Brasil championship which team won, mostly in the right back position.[citation needed] On 22 May 2010, Wesley scored his first goal for Santos in a 2–1 win over Goianiense. His performances at Santos attracted interest from European clubs such as Portuguese side Benfica and German side Werder Bremen[citation needed]

Werder Bremen[edit]

In summer 2010, Wesley signed a four-year contract with Werder Bremen for a reported transfer fee of €7.5 million.[4] Santos received R$ 7.735 million for its 35% economic rights[5] with a remaining 40% of economic rights being held by unknown parties.[citation needed] On 11 September 2010, he made his debut in a Werder Bremen shirt in a 0–0 draw against Bayern Munich.[6] On 23 October 2010, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.[7] Wesley was kept out of action by an injury sustained in a match against Schalke 04 on 20 November 2010[8] before making his return on 7 March 2011 in a match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. On 20 August 2011, he scored his second goal for the club in a 5–3 win over SC Freiburg.[9] He made a total of 26 league matches scoring 2 goals at Werder Bremen.[4]

Palmeiras[edit]

On 8 March 2012, Wesley returned to Brazil for Palmeiras on a three-year contract for an estimated €6 million (£5 million) transfer fee.[10][11] During the negotiations, the Brazilian club came to make a campaign to collect money through the crowd to hire the player, since it lacked the 2 million to pay the first installment of the player to the Germans. An investor willing to pay the first installment, however, allowed for the completion of the negotiations.[12] Wesley made his debut for the club in a 1–0 loss against Paulista on 29 March 2012. On 8 April 2012, he suffered a knee ligament injury in a 3–1 loss against Guarani[13] which kept him out of action for the rest of the season with an expected return in 2013.[14]

São Paulo[edit]

On 1 March 2015, Wesley joined São Paulo signing a contract running until 2018.[15]

International career[edit]

Wesley made his début for the Brazilian national team on 7 October 2010, as a substitute in a 3–0 friendly win over Iran played at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.[16]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Santos
Palmeiras

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balanço Patrimonial de 2008" [Santos FC 2008 annual report] (PDF). Santos FC (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Por decisão da Justiça, Santos perde 25% dos direitos de Ganso para o DIS". GloboEsporte (in Portuguese). 27 December 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Atlético confirma contratação do atacante Wesley" (in Portuguese). parana-online.com.br. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Das Ende des Kaugummi-Transfers". Kreiszeitung (in German). 9 March 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Balanço Patrimonial de 2010" [2010 Annual Financial Report]. Santos FC (in Portuguese). ca. early 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Keine Tore an der Isar". kicker Online (in German). 11 September 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "4:1 - Pizarro knackt Elbers Rekord". Kreiszeitung (in German). 23 October 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Werder vorerst ohne Wesley". UEFA.com (in German). 21 November 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Honigstein, Raphael (22 August 2011). "Picture-perfect Wesley brings Werder Bremen's start back into focus". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "26/03/2012 00h14 - Atualizado em 26/03/2012 09h06 Palmeiras confirma contratação de Wesley, que promete vontade e garra". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 26 March 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Palmeiras beendet Wechsel-Posse um Wesley". ZEIT Online (in German). 26 March 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Investidor que ajudou Verdão a trazer Wesley mantém sigilo sobre acerto" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wesley rompe ligamento do joelho e só deve voltar a jogar em 2013" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Wesley desfalca Palmeiras por até oito meses" (in Portuguese). Goal.com. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "São Paulo anuncia a contratação do volante Wesley até o fim de 2018". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 1 March 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Pato on target as new-look Brazil beat Iran". Reuters. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 

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