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Wando (footballer)

Geovânio Bonfim Sobrinho (born 13 March 1963), commonly known as Wando, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a left winger.

Personal information
Full name Geovânio Bonfim Sobrinho
Date of birth (1963-03-13) 13 March 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Vasco Gama
1982–1984 Braga 51 (10)
1984–1988 Benfica 91 (12)
1988–1989 Vitória Setúbal 29 (2)
1989–1991 Marítimo 54 (2)
1991–1992 Calheta
1992–1993 Konyaspor 4 (0)
Total 229 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Over nine seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 225 matches and 26 goals, mainly with Benfica.

Football careerEdit

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Wando arrived in Portugal at only 19 and started playing for S.C. Braga. After two solid seasons in Minho, he signed with fellow Primeira Liga club S.L. Benfica, becoming an important attacking weapon as the latter won one league (1987), three cups (1985 to 1987) and one supercup (1985).

After four seasons being regularly used, whether as a starter or substitute, and with official totals of 139 games and 23 goals, Wando left Benfica and played three more years in the country – always in the top level – with Vitória de Setúbal and C.S. Marítimo (two seasons). He retired in 1993 at only 30, after a spell with Turkish side Konyaspor.

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