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 31)
Place of birth Catanduva, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
América Mineiro
Youth career
2005–2006 Botafogo-SP
2006 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Santos 81 (11)
2009Atlético 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)
2018– América Mineiro 17 (0)
National team
2010 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:06, 4 January 2019 (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 América Mineiro 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". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 27 March 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  13. ^ "Wesley rompe ligamento do joelho e só deve voltar a jogar em 2013". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 9 April 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Wesley desfalca Palmeiras por até oito meses". Goal.com (in Portuguese). 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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