Werley Ananias da Silva
Date of Birth: Sep 5, 1988 | Height/Weight: 184 cm / 81 kg | Nationality: Brazilian
• Confidence in the own box • Positioning in aerial duels • Reliability at set pieces
Atletico Mineiro was the first team in Werley’s professional career. The defender changed several clubs and played about 200 games in the Brazilian Serie A. However, he wasn’t a key first-team defender in any team. In December 2016 the footballer joined Coritiba.
Werley is a strong centre-back with excellent physique. He has very powerful body and feels confidently in contact challenges actively using his arms. This defender regularly gets forward from the line in order to intercept opponents’ passes. He watches strikers, who open between the lines, and tries to get in front of them to be the first to reach the ball (7 interceptions per match). In 1 vs 1 situations he keeps composure, runs half-turned to the opponent and properly calculates tackling moment (72% successful). The centre-back doesn’t jump high in aerial duels. At the same time he properly chooses position and is ready to battle for it using his body. Werley can be called a ball-playing defender. He remains calm under pressure, in most cases he tries not to make a clearance but to find a passing option. The player possesses wide range of passes. He can send long balls, make through passes or involve teammates into short combinations.
Brazil Serie A - Runner-up - 2013
Copa do Brasil - Runner-up - 2015
Paulista 1 - Winner - 2015
Gaúcho 1 - Runner-up - 2014
Mineiro 1 - Winner - 2010 / Runner-up - 2011, 2009