Wellington Silva Update

May 15, 2010

Our new Brazilian wonderkid made an impressive start to life in the Fluminense first-team by scoring on his debut and then majestically setting up the winning goal with some tricky wing play.

The YouTube video below encapsulates the game in which he made said debut.

However, he has struggled a little since, inconsistency being a big problem, although with a kid aged 17, you have to expect such up and down performances.

Life will get tougher for the young winger come striker, as the new season of the Brazilian Serie A is now under way.

Fluminense are now managed by Muricy Ramalho, the former Palmeiras head coach.

Ramalho could be the man to help steer our young gun towards a good 6 months of first team football, prior to his much-anticipated arrival in London in early January 2011.

He was the man accredited with discovering Denilson, not our Denilson, but the lively winger of the 1990’s, who was once the most expensive signing in the world.

16 odd million, if I remember correctly, was the price Real Betis paid for him back then.

Under current FIFA rules, we are not allowed to officially sign Silva him until he turns 18, which he will do on the 6th of January 2011.

Fluminense lost their first game of the new season, 1-0, last weekend, Silva was a late sub during the game after his team lost a defender via a red card after 35 minutes of the first half, the ensuing penalty was duly converted.

Below are highlights, thanks to Johnny, which shows Silva making a jinky run that drew a red card for the opposition player.


I shall endeavour to keep readers updated on Silva’s progress as the Brazilian season unfolds.

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13 Responses to “Wellington Silva Update”

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  2. dilshan said

    from all the Vid clips I have seen he reminds me a lot of Robinio in terms of ability, low centre of gravity and movement and if natured well he could indeed turn into a fine player and unlike Robinio he will have a great manager to work with at the start..

    Have you any news on this media circus about Cesc…funny the English media they work very hard to to make sure all the foreign players leave or they are doing great to help Fabio before the world cup by undermining him as they did with sven

  3. Aminu Jos said

    Our manager, Wenger wil surely turn him into world best striker.infact with Wellington Silva, Afobe,Aneke and Freeman the future is bright for us.

  4. wilfred said

    thank you very much for your response. I really appreciate your work. thank you in deed.
    wilfred myuyu from tanzania

  5. A DISGRUNTLED GUNNER said

    Its amazing how the english media operate!!!

    Steven Gerrard has had yet another dissapointing season. But this time finishing 7th. Yet the amount of media coverage of his exodus is minimal compared to cesc’s.
    If cesc is so coveted by the world’s best team then surely he’s price tag is worth more than 40 million EUROS!!!
    IBRAHIMOVICH – 70 MILLION EUROS
    MESSI – estimated 120 MILLION EUROS
    KAKA – 68.5 MILLION EUROS
    RONALDO – 94 MILLION EUROS
    Due to the importance of cesc at arsenal. He is our captain, our top goalscorer and assist maker. And most importantly his age we should expect no less than 70 million euros. The same as ibrahimovich.

  6. Davi said

    He plays a lot like robinho, but he appears to be more similar to van persie in attitude – which is absolutely perfect in my eyes. We need players with that passion and fight. Wilshere certainly has that.
    It wont be too long before this kid breaks into our 1st team, Im quite sure.

  7. dilshan – i have no idea about what is going on with cesc, but personally, i think he stays for at least one more season.

  8. aminu jos – aneke, afobe and freeman are some attacking talents, if one of those 2 is not a world-class player within a few season, if not at least 2 of them, then i’m a dutchman.

  9. Johnny said

    Wellington Silva actually came on as an 81st minute substitute in their 1-0 defeat to Ceara. He made a few good runs and drew a yellow and a red card as Ceara resorted to fouling him in order to stop him.

    You can see the his run which led to the red card at 6 minutes into this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op7gUwPZX9o

  10. johnny, thanks for that, will use your link in the main post and update.

    i was given a duff report from a brazilian correspondent.

  11. C said

    Mate forget silva for min , anyone see the keepers in the video? They played well!!!!. Lets sign one of them!

  12. munawwar said

    he looks good… but can we sign the goalkeepers from any of the teams?

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