William Boaventura

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William Boaventura
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Personal information
Full name William Cleite Boaventura
Date of birth (1980-02-14) February 14, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Ipatinga (MG), Brazil
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left Back / Left Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 A. D. Cabofriense
2004–2006 AEL Limassol 42 (14)
2006–2008 Anorthosis Famagusta 42 (5)
2008–2009 Metalurh Donetsk 18 (0)
2009 FC Kuban (loan) 25 (0)
2010 Metalurh Donetsk 13 (0)
2010–2012 APOEL 34 (4)
2012 Anorthosis Famagusta 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2012.

William Boaventura (born February 14, 1980 in Brazil) is a retired Brazilian footballer.


"Boa" started his career in the Brazilian team Cabofriense and arrived in Cyprus the summer of 2004, showing good skills while playing for AEL Limassol. Two years later he moved to Anorthosis Famagusta, where he stayed for another two years. At Anorthosis he won the 2006–07 Cypriot Cup and the 2007–08 Cypriot First Division.

At the end of season 2007–2008 he left for Ukraine and Metalurh Donetsk. In 2009 Boa played in Russia's Kuban (on loan from Metalurh Donetsk) where he had 25 appearances and then returned in Metalurh.

On 17 June 2010, Boaventura returned to Cyprus and agreed for a two years contract with APOEL. At APOEL, Boaventura won his second championship title in his career, by helping the team to win the 2010–11 Cypriot First Division. The following season he appeared in seven official 2011–12 UEFA Champions League matches for APOEL, in the club's surprising run to the quarter-finals of the competition.

On 6 June 2012, he returned to Anorthosis Famagusta, signing a one-year contract with the club, but in September 2012, Boaventura forced to stop his career at 32 years old because he was treated heart problems.



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