Willian Lanes de Lima

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Personal information
Full name Willian Lanes de Lima
Date of birth (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2003–2004 Corinthians-AL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Atlético Mineiro 38 (2)
2007–2009 Betis 10 (0)
2010–2012 Atlético Mineiro 19 (0)
2012–2013 Portuguesa 0 (0)
2014 Botafogo-SP 0 (0)
2015– Fortaleza 18 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2016.

Willian Lanes de Lima (born 10 February 1985 in Ribeirão Preto), simply Lima, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fortaleza as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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


External links[edit]

  • Lima at Sambafoot
  • Lima at TheFinalBall.com Edit this at Wikidata
  • Lima at BDFutbol