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Personal information
Full name Warley Silva dos Santos
Date of birth 13 February 1978 (1978-02-13) (age 32)
Place of birth Sobradinho, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Villa Nova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Coritiba 0 (0)
1997–1998 Atlético Paranaense 18 (7)
1999 São Paulo 0 (0)
1999–2003 Udinese 37 (3)
2000–2001 Grêmio (loan) 19 (7)
2003–2004 São Caetano 42 (8)
2005 Palmeiras 22 (4)
2006–2007 Brasiliense 47 (16)
2008 Náutico 0 (0)
2008 ABC 14 (3)
2009 Madureira 0 (0)
2010- Villa Nova
Total 199 (48)
National team
1999–2000 Brazil U-23 12[citation needed] (2)
1999 Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Warley Silva dos Santos (born 13 February 1978) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Villa Nova. Warley spent most of his career at Campeonato Brasileiro Série A but an unsuccessful career in Italy.



Warley started his career at Brazil, and played for Coritiba, Atlético Paranaense and São Paulo before signed by Italian Serie A side Udinese in 1999.

Udinese & passport controversy

He played his first Serie A match on 19 September 1999 as starter, but the match lost to Juventus 1-4 without a goal. He played 15 league matches that season. In September 2000, he followed Udinese traveled to Poland for the UEFA Cup match against Polonia Warsaw. But Polish officials discovered that his Portuguese passport was fake along with team-mate Alberto.[1] Warley was immediately loaned to Grêmio for a year in order to fulfill the non-EU quota. The quota system was abolished in mid of 2000-01 season,[2] but in June 2001, Warley along with 9 others including 3 of his team-mate (Alberto, Jorginho Paulista & Da Silva), countryman Dida were banned for a year, and 3 youths player were banned for 6 months.[3] The ban later reduced, and on 13 January 2002, he played the first league match of the season, along with Sergio Bernardo Almiron replaced Gonzalo Martinez and David Pizarro in the 75th minutes. He played his first start of the season on 3 March that lost 1-2 to Atalanta. As the team had Roberto Sosa, David Di Michele, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Roberto Muzzi and Siyabonga Nomvethe as forward, Warley played 5 more league matches in the 2001–02 season. In 2002-03 season, he played 16 league matches.

Returned to Brazil

In mid-2003, Warley returned to São Caetano and played two Campeonato Brasileiro Série A seasons. In 2005, he swapped to Palmeiras. He signed a one-year contract with Série B side Brasiliense in January 2006, and extended for another year on 8 December 2006. In January 2008, he signed a 1-year contract with Náutico but in August left for Brazilian Série B side ABC Futebol Clube. In January 2009, he signed a contract for the whole Campeonato Carioca campaign for Madureira. Warley was released before the start of Brazilian Série D 2009.

In January 2010, he signed a contract with Villa Nova for Campeonato Mineiro 2010.

International career


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