Wander Luiz Bitencourt Junior
Wander Luiz Bitencourt Junior or simply Wander Luiz (born May 30, 1987 in Lamim), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Malaysian club Perak. Luiz plays mainly as an attacking midfielder and also can be deployed as a forward.
|Full name||Wander Luiz Bitencourt Junior|
|Date of birth||30 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Lamim, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Attacking Midfielder|
|2012||→ Suphanburi (loan)||27||(7)|
|2015||XV de Piracicaba||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Vila Nova, Buriram, Ratchaburi, Suphanburi (loan)Edit
In 2012, Luiz later moved to Ratchaburi where he won the title of Thai Division 1 and got the team promoted to Thai Premier League the top tier of Thailand Football League. Luiz was loaned to Suphanburi for the 2012 season.
América, Atletico Huila, Al-FujairahEdit
He was later confirmed to become part of Colombian club América for 2013 season. At the end of Categoría Primera B first half, Wander helped the team to qualify to the semifinal where he played 21 games and scored 8 goals and being the first Brazilian player to quality to the second phase of the tournament and ended the season with 10 goals after 40 games. He later moved to the Categoría Primera A side (the top tier of Colombian Football League), Atletico Huila in 2014 but did not completed the season as he later moved to UAE Arabian Gulf League side, Al-Fujairah.
Ulsan Hyundai, XV de Piracicaba, Ratchaburi, TombenseEdit
In July 2014, Luiz left Al-Fujairah and signed a contract with K League Classic club Ulsan Hyundai. In 2015, Luiz joined XV de Piracicaba before moved to his former club Ratchaburi which playing in the top-tier of Thai Football League, Thailand Premier League. In March 2016, he joined Tombense.
On 18 June 2016, Luiz signed a contract with Malaysia Super League side Kelantan. On 12 July 2016, Luiz made his debut for Kelantan during Malaysia Cup group stage in a 1–0 win over Pahang at their home Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium. His league debut came on 15 July 2016 which resulted in massive 6–1 win over Terengganu at away team ground with him putting on an excellent performance by scoring 1 goal which is the second goal of the match and provided an assist for Baže Ilijoski for the sixth goal.
After his contract with Kelantan expired, Luiz signed a contract with Saudi club Al-Raed. On 1 February 2017, Luiz made Saudi Professional League in a 1–3 defeat to Al-Fateh coming off from the bench at second half of the match. His first league goal came in 1–1 draw over Al-Faisaly on 17 February 2017.
- As of 28 July 2018.
|Vila Nova||2009||Campeonato Mineiro||8||1||–||—||–||8||1|
|Buriram||2011||Thai Division 1||43||8||–||—||–||43||8|
|Suphanburi||2012||Thai Division 1||27||7||–||—||–||27||7|
|Ulsan Hyundai||2014||K League||4||0||–||—||–||4||0|
|XV de Piracicaba||2015||Campeonato Paulista||6||0||–||—||–||6||0|
|Ratchaburi||2015||Thai League 1||17||6||–||—||–||17||6|
|Kelantan||2016||Malaysia Super League||10||4||–||6||1||–||16||5|
|Al-Raed||2016–17||Saudi Professional League||10||2||1||0||0||0||–||–||11||2|
|2017–18||Saudi Professional League||14||1||0||0||1||0||–||–||15||1|
|Perak||2018||Malaysia Super League||22||7||4||4||0||0||–||–||26||11|
Perak TBG F.C.
- Malaysia Cup Winner (1): 2018
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- "Bahadoran, Wander Luiz sah sertai Perak". BH Online=date=10 January 2018.
- "Wander Luiz". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 December 2017.