Birth date 24 Sep 1986 (31 years)
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Position Forward
Team history
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas 2018 - present
Esporte Clube Vitoria 2016 - 2018
Sao Paulo Futebol Club 2016
Esporte Clube Bahia 2014 - 2015 (loan)
Shanghai Shenxin F.C. 2013 - 2015
Clube Náutico Capibaribe 2012 - 2013
Al Shabab 2012
Clube Náutico Capibaribe 2011 (loan)
Cruzeiro 2010 - 2011
Associação Atlética Ponte Preta 2010 (loan)
Desportiva Capixaba 2008 - 2009
Americano Futebol Clube 2009
Fluminense 2009

A professional football player from Brazil, Welker Marcal de Almeida, also known as Kieza, plays as a striker. Kieza began his playing career at the lower divisions, with Desportiva Capixaba, in 2008. He never managed to settle down in the team and throughout 2008-09, played just a handful of games before moving onto Americano Futebol Clube.

In 2009, his move to Americano was quickly followed by a move to Fluminense, but the hopes that came from watching his movement and positioning on the pitch, while playing for Americano, never really worked at the bigger club. Mostly used in the state league games, Kieza only played 16 times in the league, for Fluminense, but scored 6 goals.

At the end of 2009, Kieza moved to Cruzeiro and after just one game, was sent out on the first of two loan moves, to Ponte Preta, in 2010. After making just 7 appearances for his loan club and failing to make an impact, Kieza moved to Clube Nautico Capibaribe on loan, in 2011, and played 34 games scoring 21 goals.

That is when the word really spread and Kieza was picked up by Al-Shabab from Dubai, in the UAE. He moved to the middle-east but failed make an impact despite scoring four times in 9 games. He moved back to Brazil in 2012, signing up with Clube Nautico Capibaribe, and is back at the club where he’s had his best performances so far.