Willer Souza Oliveira

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Willer
Personal information
Full name Willer Souza Oliveira
Date of birth (1979-11-18) November 18, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Aldeias Altas, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Itapipoca
2001 Independiente
2002–2004 Anzhi Makhachkala 29 (2)
2004–2005 Dynamo Bryansk 39 (5)
2005–2006 Luch-Energia 11 (0)
→ 2006 Oryol (loan) 22 (7)
2007–2008 Sūduva 30 (14)
2008 Smorgon 12 (3)
2009 Fortaleza
2009–2010 Ferroviário
2010 Alianza 20 (5)
2011 Horizonte 10 (0)
2011 Wigry Suwałki 19 (2)
2012 Alianza 10 (0)
2012–2013 Halcones 18 (5)
2013–2014 Istiqlol Dushanbe 17 (4)
2014 Halcones 19 (1)
2015–2016 Itapipoca 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2017.

Willer Souza Oliveira (born November 18, 1979) or simply Willer, is a Brazilian professional football player, who last played for Itapipoca in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

Career[edit]

Willer Souza Oliveira began his career in Brazil with Itapipoca Esporte Clube before moving to Argentinian club Independiente in 2001.

Eastern Europe[edit]

Following a transfer to Russia with FC Anzhi Makhachkala (36 matches, 2 goals) in 2002. he subsequently signed for FC Dynamo Bryansk (42 matches, 8 goals) in 2004-2005, enjoying popularity from supporters for his flamboyant approach and acrobatic goalscoring celebrations. This success earned Willer a move to Russian Far East side Luch-Energia Vladivostok in 2005 - promoted team to First Division, and he did a considerable impact in a Russian Cup match against FC Rostov. In the summer of 2006, he went on loan to FC Oryol until the end of the year (22 matches, 7 goals).

In April 2007 Willer completed his move to Lithuanian outfit FK Sūduva,.[1] scoring 10 goals in 30 matches, as Suduva finished second behind FBK Kaunas. Willer also played UEFA Cup for Sūduva, creating a goal against Northern Ireland’s Dungannon Swifts in August 2007 (Qualify round - won 4x0). In 2008, Willer joined FC Smorgon in Belarus where he played until December (12 matches, 3 goals).

Alianza[edit]

In 2009, he moved to Fortaleza Esporte Clube to play Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B (second division). In 2010, Willer joined first division club Alianza of El Salvador. He was considered the best foreign soccer player in the Apertura 2010 and He did 5 goals and 7 assistances in 20 matches. He was the number 10 and appeared in all games. Alianza went to final after 6 years but lost on penalties (3 x 4 Metapan). He moved to Horizonte in 2011 to play Brazil Cup and State Cup of Ceará Province. He moved to Wigry Suwałki on 30 June 2011.[2]

He returned to Alianza before the 2012 Clausura.[2][3]

Istiqlol Dushanbe[edit]

In January 2013, Willer signed a contract with Tajik League side Istiqlol Dushanbe, joining them in March of the same year.[4] Willer went on to be named 'Best Player' for May 2013 by Tajikistan Football Federation.[5]

Halcones Return[edit]

In June 2014, Willer returned to Halcones FC.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 December 2014[7][8][9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002 Anzhi Makhachkala Russian Premier League 11 1 2 0 13 1
2003 FNL 15 1 5 0 20 1
2004 3 0 0 0 3 0
Dynamo Bryansk 20 3 0 20 3
2005 19 2 0 19 2
Luch-Energiya 11 0 0 11 0
2006 7 1 0 7 1
Oryol (loan) 22 7 0 22 7
2007 Sūduva Marijampolė A Lyga 33 12 2 0 35 12
2008 11 1 11 1
2008 Smorgon Vysheyshaya Liga 12 0
2009 Itapipoca Campeonato Cearense
2009 Fortaleza 1 0
2009 Ferroviário
2010 Itapipoca
2010 Alianza La Primera
2010
2011 Horizonte Campeonato Cearense
2011-12 Wigry Suwałki II liga 18 2 1 0 19 2
2012 Alianza La Primera 10 0 10 0
2012–13 Halcones Liga Mayor "A" 20 6 20 6
2013 Istiklol Tajik League 15 4 15 4
2014 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2014–15 Halcones Liga Mayor "A" 19 1 19 1
Total Russia 108 15 7 0 115 15
Lithuania 44 13 2 0 46 13
Belarus 12 0 12 0
Brazil
El Salvador 10 0 10 0
Poland 18 2 1 0 19 2
Guatemala 39 7 39 7
Tajikistan 21 1 2 0 1 0 24 1
Career total 252 38 10 0 1 0 263 38

Honors[edit]

Istiklol
  • Tajik Cup (1): 2013
  • Tajik Super Cup (1): 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Судува подписала бывшего игрока Луча Оливейру. http://www.gazeta.ru/ (in Russian). gazeta.ru/. 4 April 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Brazylijczyk w Wigrach Suwałki" (in Polish). 90minut.p. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Willer: “Sueño ser campeón con Alianza - El Gráfico (Spanish)
  4. ^ Бывший нападающий «Анжи» Виллер Соуза перейдет в «Истиклол» Ремонт квартиры.. www.fft.tj (in Russian). Tajikistan Football Federation. 
  5. ^ "Willer Souza Oliveira, Nikola Kavazovic and Ravshan Ishmatov recognized as the best in May". nikolakavazovic.com. nikolakavazovic. 
  6. ^ "Halcones FC confirma la llegada de diez jugadores". www.guatefutbol.com (in Spanish). Guatefutbol. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Willer". http://uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ 2013 FC Istiklol season
  9. ^ 2014 FC Istiklol season

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