Willian Lanes de Lima
|Full name||Willian Lanes de Lima|
|Date of birth||10 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Ribeirão Preto, Brazil|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2016.
Lima was signed by Real Betis from Clube Atlético Mineiro on the dying days of the 2007 summer transfer window, after some problems obtaining an Italian passport in order to qualify for European Union citizenship, which were resolved on August 29. His official unveiling by the club was postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Antonio Puerta, who played for local rivals Sevilla FC.
During his stay, Lima struggled mightily with first team opportunities, making his La Liga debut on 31 October 2007, in a 0–3 home loss against CA Osasuna. His second season consisted of 36 minutes against FC Barcelona: after having replaced captain Juanito, he also had to be stretchered off, in a 2–2 home draw; eventually, the Andalusians were relegated.
In 2010, after failing his medical at Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, where he was supposed to move on loan, Lima signed with former side Atlético Mineiro.
- Atlético Mineiro