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Wanderley Santos Monteiro Júnior, or simply Wanderley (born October 11, 1988 in Campinas), is a Brazilian forward who plays for Coritiba.

Wanderley
Personal information
Full name Wanderley Santos Monteiro Júnior
Date of birth (1988-10-11) October 11, 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Campinas, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Coritiba
Number 13
Youth career
Ponte Preta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Ponte Preta
2008–2010 Cruzeiro 14 (1)
2009Santo André (loan) 10 (4)
2010São Caetano (loan) 0 (0)
2010Grêmio Barueri (loan) 17 (5)
2011 Flamengo 6 (0)
2011–2014 Al-Arabi 35 (16)
2014–2016 Al-Sharjah 51 (32)
2016–2018 Al Nasr 7 (4)
2019– Coritiba 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2019

CareerEdit

Ponte PretaEdit

Wanderley came through the youth ranks with Ponte Preta, and was called up to the senior squad for the 2006 Campeonato Paulista season.[1] His performances in the tournament, scoring a total of three goals, second most in the team, earned him a new contract with the club.[2] Despite being reassigned to the youth department, he still made 11 substitute appearances in 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, including a debut in the 3–2 win over Corinthians on 30 April 2006.[2][3] In the 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B he scored three goals in the first two months of the competition, causing Cruzeiro to show an interest and sign him on a three-year contract in July 2008, paying a fee to buy out the last year of his Ponte Preta contract.[4] He finished his Ponte Preta career with 15 goals in 96 games in all competitions.[4]

CruzeiroEdit

Wanderley was used sparingly as a substitute by Cruzeiro in 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, scoring his first goal for the club in the last round of the competition, against Portuguesa on 7 December 2008.[5]

Santo Andre loanEdit

In 2009 he again had little game time with Cruzeiro, and on 1 September he was loaned to Santo André.[6] He scored on his debut in a 2–1 home defeat against Atlético Mineiro on 6 September 2009.[7] Despite scoring four goals in his ten games, Santo Andre were relegated at the end of the season.

São Caetano loanEdit

In January 2010 Wanderley was sent on loan to São Caetano until the end of the year.[8] He scored five times in 22 games, as the club became runners-up in the competition.

Grêmio Prudente loanEdit

In May 2010 Wanderley moved to Grêmio Prudente rather than see out his loan with São Caetano.[9] He scored five times in 17 games in 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

FlamengoEdit

In January 2011, Wanderley signed a three-year contract with Flamengo.[10] During the 2011 Campeonato Carioca season he competed for top scorer with his idol Ronaldinho, with both having score five goals by mid-March.[11] His 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A campaign lasted only six games until the end of June.

Qatar: Al-ArabiEdit

On 6 July 2011 it was announced that Wanderley had signed for Qatar Stars League side Al-Arabi for a reported fee of R$2 million.[12] He was given shirt number 33, which was the same he wore at Flamengo.[13] He made his debut in the group stages of the 2011 Sheikh Jassim Cup on 15 August 2011, scoring twice in the 3–0 victory over Al-Wakrah.[14] Nine days later he scored another brace, as his team won the final against Umm Salal.[15] On 17 September 2011, in the first league game of the season, he suffered a cruciate ligament injury, requiring an operation, and keeping him out for the rest of the season. He returned to Brazil to recuperate.[16] His third season in Qatar was his best, scoring 12 goals in 19 games.[17]

United Arab Emirates: Al SharjahEdit

Wanderley signed for UAE Pro-League side Al-Sharjah ahead of the 2014–15 season, linking up with manager Paulo Bonamigo who he had played under at Ponte Preta.[17] His 17 goals (from 25 games) made him third top scorer in the 2014–15 UAE Pro-League season.[18] In the 2015–16 season he added another 15 goals, but despite having a year left on his contract, an approach from another UAE club led to doubled wage demands which Al-Sharjah couldn't meet, so he announced his intention to leave the club.[19]

United Arab Emirates: Al-NasrEdit

In July 2016, Wanderley signed a three-year deal with Al-Nasr.[20] His Al-Nasr career was soon marred by controversy. As a result of the ban he received from the Asian Football Confederation, Wanderley was de-registered from the Al-Nasr squad. He was reinstated in the January mid-season transfer window, at which point the UAE FA handed him an additional 10-match ban.[21] He came back from this ban on 11 March 2017, scoring a stoppage-time penalty in the 4–0 win over Al Shabab.[22]

Wanderley started the 2017–18 season keen to put the past behind him, but another knee injury in the third game of the campaign against Al-Jazira put him on the sidelines for a couple of months.[23][24] He returned to play cup matches in December and January, but on 14 March 2018 he was released by the club.[25]

CoritibaEdit

Wanderley was without a club for the rest of 2018, suffering another knee injury, and was signed on 24 January 2019 by Coritiba, initially until the end of Campeonato Paranaense in April.[26] He did not make his debut until 18 March.[27] He scored his only goal of the campaign in the derby against Londrina, but was also injured in the game and missed the rest of the campaign. Despite this, his contract was extended for the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B season.[28]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 7 April 2019
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ponte Preta[a] 2006 Série A 11 0 ? 3 11 3
2008 Série B ? 3 ? ? ? 3
Cruzeiro 2008 Série A 9 1 9 1
2009 Série A 5 0 5 3 1[b] 0 10 3
Total 14 1 5 3 1 0 20 4
Santo André (loan) 2009 Série A 10 4 10 4
São Caetano (loan) 2010 Paulista 22 5 22 5
Grêmio Prudente (loan) 2010 Série A 17 5 2[c] 0 19 5
Flamengo[d] 2011 Série A 6 0 12 4 5 3 23 7
Al-Arabi 2011–12 Stars League 1 0 [e] 1 0
2012–13 Stars League 15 4 1[f] 0 16 4
2013–14 Stars League 19 12 1[g] 0 20 12
Total 35 16 2 0 37 16
Al-Sharjah 2014–15 Pro-League 25 17 8 5 33 22
2015–16 Pro-League 26 15 6 7 32 22
Total 51 32 14 12 65 44
Al-Nasr 2016–17 Pro-League 4 2 [h] 4 2
2017–18 Pro-League 3 2 2 2 5 4
Total 7 4 2 2 9 6
Coritiba 2019 in Brazilian football Série B 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1
Career Total 140 62 43 13 21 17 1 0 4 0 209 92
  1. ^ Ponte Preta appearance stats are incomplete, and are not included in totals
  2. ^ Appearance in 2009 Copa Libertadores.
  3. ^ Appearances in 2010 Copa Sudamericana.
  4. ^ according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[29] and Flaestatística.[30]
  5. ^ Appearances and goals in 2011 Sheikh Jassim Cup omitted, due to lack of clarity.
  6. ^ Appearance in QSL Relegation Playoff.
  7. ^ Appearance in 2013–14 Qatari Stars Cup.
  8. ^ 1 appearance and 2 goals in 2016 AFC Champions League lost due to forfeit of game]].

Passport controversyEdit

In the summer of 2016 Wanderley has acquired an Indonesian passport, which would have made him the first player of Indonesian nationality in the history of UAE Pro-League.[31] However, in September 2016 he was provisionally suspended by the AFC, after they became aware that his Indonesian passport was alleged to be fake.[32] This had important consequences for Al Nasr, as they were forced to forfeit a match they had originally won 3–0 against El Jaish, in which Wanderley had scored two goals, and were eventually eliminated from the 2016 AFC Champions League.[33] On 11 November 2016, at the AFC disciplinary committee, Wanderley and Al-Nasr admitted the use of falsified documents. Wanderley was given a three-month suspension, backdated to 2 September.[34] When he returned from this suspension the UAE FA handed him an additional 10-match ban.[21]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adauto vê em Wanderley o novo Ronaldo" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 22 March 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Didi e Wanderley renovam com a Macaca" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 April 2006.
  3. ^ "De olho na Libertadores, Corinthians é derrotado" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 30 April 2006.
  4. ^ a b "Cruzeiro contrata atacante Wanderley, revelação da Ponte Preta" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 29 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Wanderley marca 1º gol e termina ano em alta no Cruzeiro" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 9 December 2008.
  6. ^ "Santo André anuncia oficialmente a contratação de Wanderley" (in Portuguese). ESPN. 1 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Atlético-MG vira no final sobre o Santo André e encerra série negativa" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 6 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Cruzeiro empresta atacantes Jajá e Wanderley a Ipatinga e São Caetano" (in Portuguese). UOL esporte. 5 January 2010.
  9. ^ "Grêmio Prudente contrata atacante Wanderley por empréstimo" (in Portuguese). ESPN. 14 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Flamengo contrata atacante Wanderley, ex-Cruzeiro" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Wanderley disputa com ídolo a artilharia do Fla" (in Portuguese). CR Flamengo Official Site. 19 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Wanderley acerta com Al Arabi e não fica nem no banco contra o São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Ex-Fla, Wanderley veste a camisa 33 do Al Arabi: 'Gostei logo de cara'" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Wanderley, ex-Fla, estreia com gols no Al Arabi" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 15 August 2011.
  15. ^ "Ex-atacante do Fla faz dois, e time de Silas conquista título no Qatar" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 24 August 2011.
  16. ^ "Ex-Fla, Wanderley rompe ligamento do joelho e para por seis meses" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 September 2011.
  17. ^ a b "Arabian Gulf League 2014/15 team guides: Sharjah". The National. 9 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Arabian Gulf League". Scoresway. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Wanderley's time at Sharjah could be coming to an end". sport360.com. 26 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Nasr new boy Wanderley excited about change in fortunes". sport360.com. 1 August 2016.
  21. ^ a b "Wanderley gets 10-match ban from UAE FA for registering under false Indonesian passport". The National. 23 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Football: Wanderley marks return with goal for Al Nasr". Khaleej Times. 11 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Wanderley wants to turn a new leaf at Al Nasr". Gulf News. 12 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Al Nasr bring in Mauro Zarate from Premier League club Watford to replace injured Wanderley". The National. 2 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Al Nasr warm-up for latest Arabian Gulf League round by cutting cursed Wanderley". sport360. 14 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Atacante Wanderley é registrado no Coritiba com contrato até o final do Paranaense" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 24 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Atacante Wanderley estreia pelo Coritiba e volta a jogar após mais de um ano" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 18 March 2019.
  28. ^ "De Muralha a Rodrigão: veja o status dos 13 reforços contratados pelo Coritiba" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 April 2019.
  29. ^ Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
  30. ^ Flaestatística (in Portuguese)
  31. ^ "فاندرلي أول محترف إندونيسي في دوري الخليج العربي". 24.ae (in Arabic). Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  32. ^ "Wanderley Junior suspended for alleged fake Indonesia passport". Football Channel Asia. 4 September 2016.
  33. ^ "El Jaish (QAT) vs Nasr (UAE) match forfeited". AFC. 12 September 2016.
  34. ^ "Al Nasr (UAE) and Wanderley found guilty of using faked documents". LawInSport. 11 November 2016.

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