Player #937

Appearances:

26

Starts:

21

Goals:

6

Seasons:

3

Wesley
Wesley

Source: Football card #313 Wesley issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Wesley
Wesley

Source: Football card #313 Wesley issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Wesley

Position

Centre Forward

From

2019-20

To

Out on loan

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Wesley

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24

Division

PL
PL
PL

Appearances

26
22
3
1

Starts

21
21
0
0

Substitute

5
1
3
1

Unused

7
2
4
1

Goals

6
6
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Wesley Moraes Ferreira da Silva

Birth Date

Tuesday, 26 November 1996

Birth Place

Juiz de Fora

Birth Country

Brazil

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Club Brugge KV

From

For

£22,500,000

On

Monday, 1 July 2019

Previous Clubs

2014 Itabuna Esporte Clube (BA) |
2015-16 AS Trenčín, Slovakia, Free |
2016-19 Club Brugge KV, £900k |

Loans Out

2021-22 Club Brugge KV, 28 Aug 21 to 2 Jan 22
Division 1, 1 (4) | 0 |

2022-23 Sport Club Internacional, 6 Jan 22 to 1 Jan 23 |
Serie A, 8 (5) | 1 |

Transfer Out

To

Out on loan

For

Out on loan

On

Out on loan

Subsequent Clubs

2021-22 Club Brugge KV (L)
2022-23 Sport Club Internacional (L)

Wesley
Wesley

Source: Football card #313 Wesley issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Wesley
Wesley

Source: Football card #313 Wesley issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

🟢 2019- £22.5m, 26 | 21 (5) | 6 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Dean Smith |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur (a), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Friday, 23 August 2019

Final Appearance

Out on loan

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Out on loan

Honours

Plays for the Villa

Height

(6 ft 3 in) 1.91 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Brazil

Wesley

Player #937 for Aston Villa, Wesley Moraes Ferreira da Silva, known as Wesley has played as a centre forward for the club since the 2019-20 season.

Wesley was born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil on 26 November 1996 and made his Villa debut at the age of 22 on Saturday, 10 August 2019 in the Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Villa had signed Wesley from Club Brugge KV in July 2019 for Villa’s then club record fee of £22,500,000.

Following his debut Wesley was an ever present starter in the Premier League making 20 starts through to Wednesday, 1 January 2020 when after scoring to win the game for Villa at Turf Moor he was tackled by Burnley defender Ben Mee causing severe ACL damage which ruled Wesley out for the remainder of the season.

In an unpleasant twist of fate Villa ‘keeper Tom Heaton also suffered ACL damage in that game but whilst Heaton returned to the Villa squad a year on - making the substitutes bench for the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on 26th December 2020 - Wesley injury was yet to heal with a likely return date of later in the 2020-21 campaign after being named in Villa’s 25 man Villa squad for the season with Dean Smith reporting “It’s a box ticking exercise now, his aerobic cap has been built but it’s withstanding different pressures on the knee.”

During his debut season for Villa, Wesley had scored 5 goals in 21 appearances.

Wesley returned to full training in February 2021 with the 24-year-old striker having been out of action for almost 14 months since suffering his ACL injury.

Dean Smith revealed: “Wesley had manipulation last week and he looks a lot better and has been on the training ground with us already. That will continue and I’m hopeful for progression with Wes.”

Wesley played 45 minutes in a behind closed doors friendly during the international break in March 2021 - a match that represented his firs return to ‘competitive’ action after 15 months out. However a subsequent injury setback delayed his return to the first team squad once again.