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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Silva and the second is Souza.
Vágner Love
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Personal information
Full name Vágner Silva de Souza
Date of birth June 11, 1984 (1984-06-11) (age 25)
Place of birth Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flamengo
(on loan from CSKA Moscow)
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Palmeiras 042 0(27)[2]
2004– CSKA Moscow 118 0(61)[3]
2009 Palmeiras (loan) 012 00(5)[4]
2010– Flamengo (loan) 002 00(2)
National team
2002–2003 Brazil U21 005 00(4)
2004– Brazil 021 00(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 17, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 17, 2010

Vágner Silva de Souza (born 11 June 1984 in Rio de Janeiro), commonly known as Vágner Love, is a Brazilian football striker who currently plays for Brazilian football team Flamengo on loan from CSKA Moscow.

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Club career

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Palmeiras

Vágner Love started his career with Palmeiras, being a great aid in the 2003 season to help them return to the Brazilian Série A, the national First division.

CSKA Moscow

He was then bought by CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2004, prior to their Champions League campaign. For over a year after his arrival at CSKA Moscow, rumours kept appearing that he did not want to stay in Moscow, and a transfer to Corinthians in particular was hinted at numerous times. However, these rumours subsided and Vágner mentioned a number of times that he was fully committed to his contract and is looking forward to completing its full tenure.

He scored the final goal that sealed CSKA's 3-1 victory in the 2005 UEFA Cup Final over Sporting Clube de Portugal at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon. Additionally to this UEFA Cup final, he has gone on to win the Russian Premier League title and Russian Cup in 2005, 2008, and the Russian Super Cup in 2006.

He became the top scorer in the Russian Premier League 2008, and the top scorer of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, with 11 goals in eight games.[5]

Return to Palmeiras

On 28 August 2009, following a run of poor form for CSKA Moscow, Vágner Love was signed by his former club Palmeiras on a one-year loan deal until 31 July 2010.[6] CSKA press spokesman Sergei Aksenov claimed that Vágner Love left Russia due to "urgent family problems demand(ing) his presence at home in Brazil".[7][8]

Love had a respectful return of 5 goals in 12 games for Palmeiras, but the loan spell was to be short lived. After publicly stating his concern over his safety at Palmeiras due to off-field altercations with fans, as well as his desire to play for his childhood team Flamengo, Vágner Love's loan contract with Palmeiras was ended early on 14 January 2010.[9]

Flamengo

On 15 January 2010, the day after his loan was terminated with Palmeiras, Love officially signed a loan deal with reigning Brazilian champions Flamengo lasting until July 2010.[10][11] He made his Flamengo debut against Bangu in the Campeonato Carioca on 23 January 2010, scoring 2 goals. During his goal celebrations, Vágner Love kissed the Flamengo badge and outlined a heart over it, showing to fans his love for the club.

Personal life

Controversy

In 2008, a video of Vágner Love and porn star Pâmela Butt was leaked on the internet. Butt said:

"I'm very well paid to have sex on camera, but I earned nothing for this. I am two people: Pamela the pornstar and Pamela the private lady and today the private lady is defiled."

Vágner Love dismissed the rumours by stating:

"Hey, I'm known for being amorous; let's be honest, this reputation isn't one that unsettles me."

[12]

Career statistics

Club career

Correct as of March 17, 2010

Club Season League Cup Continental Other[13] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Palmeiras 2002 2 0 0 0 2 0
2003 29 19 0 0 29 19
2004 11 8 0 0 11 8
Total 42 27 0 0 42 27
CSKA Moscow 2004 12 9 0 0 9 4 21 13
2005 21 7 7 0 15 7 0 0 43 14
2006 23 9 7 4 7 2 1 0 38 15
2007 23 13 1 0 3 3 1 1 28 17
2008 26 20 1 1 6 8 33 29
2009 13 3 3 1 4 3 1 0 21 7
Total 118 61 19 6 44 27 3 1 184 95
Palmeiras 2009 12 5 0 0 12 5
Flamengo 2010 0 0 3 2 91 101 12 12
Career total 172 93 19 6 47 29 13 11 250 139

International career

Vágner Love is also member of the Brazilian national team and has played 21 games for the Seleção[14].

International stats

As of 1 April 2009[15][16][17]
National team Club Season Apps Goals
Brazil Palmeiras 2004 1 0
CSKA Moscow 2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 3 1
2007 16 3
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
Total 20 4

Club Playing Honours

Palmeiras
CSKA Moscow

International Playing Honours

Brazil National Football Team

Individual Playing Honours

References

  1. ^ "Vagner Love Official Profile". http://www.pfc-cska.com/person.php?lg=en&id=2404. 
  2. ^ National Football Teams Player Profile - Vágner Love at www.national-football-teams.com
  3. ^ National Football Teams Player Profile - Vágner Love at www.national-football-teams.com
  4. ^ National Football Teams Player Profile - Vágner Love at www.national-football-teams.com
  5. ^ "2008/09 UEFA Cup scorers table". espn.com. 16 May 2009. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/origin?cameFrom=stats/topscorers%3Fleague%3Duefa.uefa%26year%3D2008%26. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  6. ^ CSKA loan Vagner to Palmeiras
  7. ^ CSKA loan Vagner Love to Palmeiras
  8. ^ CSKA loan Vagner to Palmeiras
  9. ^ "Nota Oficial: Palmeiras faz acordo com Vagner Love e atleta é liberado [Vagner Love is released]" (in Portuguese). palmeiras.com.br. 2010-01-14. http://www.palmeiras.com.br/noticias/2010/01/14as18h22-id1625-nota+oficial+palmeiras+faz+acordo+com+vagner+love+e+atleta+e+liberado.shtml. 
  10. ^ "ТРАНСФЕРНЫЕ НОВОСТИ [Transfer News: Vagner Love loan to Flamengo]" (in Russian). pfc-cska.com. 2010-01-15. http://www.pfc-cska.com/press.php?lg=ru&type=1&id=5382&d=&p=1. 
  11. ^ "chegada de Vagner Love [Arrival of Vagner Love]" (in Portuguese). flamengo.com.br. 2010-01-15. http://www.flamengo.com.br/site/noticias/noticia.php?id=7869. 
  12. ^ "Private Lady". Guardian.co.uk. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/feb/10/newsstory?gusrc=rss&feed=global. 
  13. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Russian Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup
  14. ^ Vagner Love verlässt Wolfsburg-Gegner ZSKA Moskau
  15. ^ Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 2004-2005
  16. ^ Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 2006-2007
  17. ^ Seleção Brasileira Restritiva (Brazilian National Restrictive Team) 2000-2003


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