Weverton Pereira da Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper in the Brasileirão Série A club Palmeiras. He has been awarded Copa do Brasil Best Goalkeeper: 2020 and Best Goalkeeper in Brazil consecutively from 2019 to 2021.
In his international career, Weverton has represented the Brazil national team since 2016. He was the part of Brazilian Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Weverton made a key save against Germany’s Nils Petersen on the fifth penalty shot, which helped Brazil win their first Olympic football gold.
Where is Weverton Pereira da silva from?
Weverton was born on 13th December 1987 in Rio Branco, a Brazilian municipality located in the valley of the Acre River in northern Brazil. His birthname is Weverton Pereira da, Silva. He holds a Brazilian nationality and belongs to the Pardos (Multiracial) ethnicity. His star sign is Sagittarius. He is a follower of Catholicism.
Weverton was born into a middle-class family. His mother’s name is Josefa Pereira while his father’s name is unknown at the moment. He was brought up in his hometown under the great support a love of his parents. It was his only dream to become a footballer since his childhood which was strongly aided by his parents.
Who does Weverton play for?
Weverton began his early football career by joining the youth setup of his hometown club Andirá Esporte Clube at the age of 10. After playing several years at Andira, he shifted to the junior team of another hometown club Juventus-AC.
- Weverton joined the youth academy of Sao Palo-based club Corinthians in 2006 age of 18. He was promoted to the former’s main squad in 2007. Without making a debut with the Corinthians senior team, Weverton was subsequently loaned to lower league clubs first to Remo, Oeste, and América de Natal from 2007 to 2009.
- Weverton’s contract expired with Corinthians, He joined Botafogo-SP, a Brazilian association football club in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo in January 2010. They currently play in the Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1. After making 22 appearances for the club, he left Botafogo-SP.
- On 12th May 2010, Weverton signed for Portuguesa, a Brazilian professional football club based in the district of Pari, São Paulo. He made regular appearances for the club in all league matches in 2011, as his side was crowned champions of Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, the second level of the Brazilian League.
- In May 2012, he joined Atlético Paranaense. He was a regular player for Atletico making an impressive 241 appearances for the club. On 15th October 2014, after being named captain for the campaign, Wéverton renewed his contract until 2017.
- In December 2017, Weverton moved to another Sao Paulo-based club Palmeiras on a five-year deal, for a rumored fee of R$ 2 million. He missed the deciding penalty kick in the 2021 Recopa Sudamericana, resulting in a win for Defensa y Justicia.
- In August 2021, after winning against São Paulo in the quarterfinals of Copa Libertadores, Weverton overcame Marcos as the Palmeiras player with the most victories in the competition, with a total of 28 wins.
- Weverton played a key role in Palmeiras’s win of the 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A securing their eleventh league title with three rounds to go after Internacional’s 1–0 defeat to América Mineiro on 2nd November 2022. Atlético Mineiro were the defending champions.
Weverton International career
- On 31 July 2016, Weverton was called by the Brazilian Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- After winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Weverton was called up by coach Tite to qualification matches against Ecuador and Colombia.
- In June 2021, he was included in Brazil’s squad for the 2021 Copa América on home soil. They reached the final but were defeated by Argentina with a score line of 1-0 on July 11, 2021, in The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- On 7 November 2022, Weverton was named to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He made his world cup debut in Brazil’s round of 16 games against South Korea as a substitute on 6th December 2022. He did not concede any goal and Brazil won the match with a 4-1 scoreline.
Weverton Awards and Achievement
- Best Goalkeeper in Brazil: 2019, 2020, 2021
- Bola de Prata: 2020, 2021
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2018, 2022
- Copa Libertadores: 2020, 2021
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2016
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2008
Weverton’ Transfer news
- In May 2012, Weverton joined Atlético Paranaense from Portuguesa futebol clube.
- In December 2017, He was transferred to Palmeiras on a five-year deal for a rumored fee of R$ 2 million from Atlético Paranaense.
Who is Weverton married to?
Weverton is a married man, and he lives a happy life with his beloved wife, Jaqueline Maliki. Weverton and his lifelong love, Maoski married in October 2017. The couple has been married to each other for many years, and their married life is going pretty well. Moreover, Weverton and his wife explore different places together, and they also love sharing the moments on their Instagram handle. Together they share two children: a daughter born in 2018 and a son born on June 15th, 2022.
Weverton Net Worth
As of December 2022, the net worth of Weverton is estimated to be $5 million. As a top-rated player of Palmeiras FC, Weverton earns a weekly salary of £13,000 and £676,000 as his yearly salary. He also earns further income from endorsement deals too.
The football star hasn’t lack behind in living a moderate lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a beautiful apartment in Sao Paolo. His family has real estate property in his hometown. The player drives an Audi Q7 and a Lamborghini Urus.
How tall is Weverton?
Weverton is 6 ft 2 inches tall and his body weight is around 89 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workouts and gym exercises to keep himself fit and active. He has a short dreadlock hairstyle that is black in color. His eyes color are black as well.
He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Palmeiras FC football training center for warm-ups and training.
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