Werder Bremen: Wesley out – fifth most expensive entry yet

Most recently with second division club Ponte Preta

The former Werder professional Wesley has ended his career. The 35-year-old midfielder wrote on Instagram: « My joy for the path we have come so far cannot be described in words! My sincere gratitude goes to all the people who have been part of my career , each one has played an essential role in my professional and personal development. I would like to thank all the teams who have trusted in my work, the fans, the press and my family and friends who have always supported me. Now begins a new stage full of challenges and surprises for all those who love and live (Site notre bureau spécialisé)! »

The Brazilian national double player wants to work in the future as a consultant to accompany young players on a suitable career path. Most recently, Wesley played in the Brazilian second division for AA Ponte Preta. The right-handed player started his career at FC Santos, from where Werder Bremen signed him for €7.5million in 2010 – so far only four green-white newcomers have cost more.

Krkic, Özil, Bale & Co.: These players ended their professional careers in 2023

Mesut Özil (Last club: Basaksehir)

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Based on Özil performance data – most matches for: Arsenal FC (254); highest market value: 50 million euros
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Wesler (Last club: AA Ponte Preta)

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On Wesley performance data – most games for: Palmeiras (64); highest market value: 8 million euros

Bojan Krkic (Last club: Vissel Kobe)

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Based on Krkic performance data – most matches for: FC Barcelona (163); highest market value: 15 million euros

Diego Contento (Last club: SV Sandhausen)

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Regarding Contento performance data – most matches for: Girondins Bordeaux (94); highest market value: 3 million euros

Lucas Leiva (Last club: Gremio Porto Alegre)

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Based on Leiva performance data – most matches for: Liverpool FC (356); highest market value: 17 million euros

Fin Bartels (Last club: Holstein Kiel)

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Bartel performance data – most matches for: Werder Bremen (131); highest market value: 3.75 million euros – end of career in summer

Emmanuel Adebayor (Last club: AC Semassi FC)

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On Adebayor’s performance data – most games for: Arsenal (142); highest market value: 25 million euros

Eljero Elia (Last club: ADO Den Haag)

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Regarding Elias performance data – most matches for: Basaksehir FK (86); highest market value: 17 million euros

Fernando Llorente (Last club: SD Eibar)

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Access Llorente performance data – most matches for: Athletic Bilbao (332); highest market value: 30 million euros

Florian Jungwirth (Last club: Vancouver Whitecaps)

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On Jungwirth performance data – most games for: San Jose Earthquakes (131); highest market value: 1.5 million euros

Konstantinos Mitroglou (Last club: Aris Thessaloniki)

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Based on performance data from Mitroglou – most matches for: Olympiacos Piraeus (186); highest market value: 12 million euros

Miranda (Last club: FC Sao Paulo)

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On Miranda’s performance data – most games for: FC Sao Paulo (238); highest market value: 22 million euros

Gareth Bale (Last club: Los Angeles FC)

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On Bale’s performance data – most games for: Real Madrid (258); highest market value: 90 million euros

Christian Fuchs (Last club: Charlotte FC)

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Fuchs performance data – most games for: SV Mattersburg (155); highest market value: 7.5 million euros

Wesley never really made it to the Weser and is still considered a big disappointment today. Until his return to Brazil for SE Palmeiras for at least €6m in March 2012, he played just 31 games for Werder (2 goals/4 assists). After Wesley was out of Werder’s first year for a long time with a torn tendon, he almost completely lost his place in the second’s starting XI. Successor clubs Palmeiras and FC São Paulo are the ones for which Wesley has played the most: 64 and 60 times respectively.

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