Weverton Pereira da Silva Biography
Weverton Pereira da Silva is a professional footballer from Brazil. Born on the 13th of December, 1987 in Rio, Weverton is a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Palmeiras in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A which a top-tier football league in Brazil.
Weverton joined the Corinthians at the age of 19. After impressing the coach, he joined the maid squad in 2007. But his promotion was short-lived as Rafael Santos took his position and he soon fell down the pecking order. He became the fourth-choice goalkeeper and was soon loaned to Remo, Oeste and América (RN). In three years between 2006-09, he played for three different teams and made 31 appearances.
The Goalkeeper had a good run with Botafogo SP in 2010 following which he was signed by Portuguesa for three years. He became a regular starter in the side and played a key role in 2011 when his team were crowned Champions.
Weverton was called up into the Brazil national team on the 31st of July, 2016, to replace the injured Fernando Prass for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The goalkeeper didn’t have much to do in the group matches as the strikers were in good form and were routing the oppositions with big margins.
Rise to Glory
Weverton’s big moment came in the 2016 Summer Olympics final. Brazil were facing Germany in the finals and the match was headed to the penalties. Weverton made the all important save against Germany's Nils Petersen to help Brazil win their first ever gold in football at the Olympics.
Apart from the Olympics medal, Weverton hasn’t made performances of such magnitudes that would attract interest from top clubs. He has had good periods here and there but has failed to extend his good form for a larger number of matches.
The Goalkeeper represented Atlético Paranaense from 2012-2017 during which he made 206 appearances. In December 2017, Weverton joined Palmeiras on a five-year deal.