Wendell Lira

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Birthday
7, 1989
Birthplace
Goiania, Brazil
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1989 (age 31)
Birthplace
Goiania, Brazil

About

Brazilian striker who gained unexpected soccer fame after winning the 2015 FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year, beating out international superstar Lionel Messi.

Before Fame

A promising prospect as a young player for Goias, he first joined the senior team when he was only 16. However, injury issues eventually led to struggles and his release in 2012.

Trivia

After his released from Goias, he worked as a waiter before deciding to return to the pitch. As well as real soccer, he's also talented at the FIFA video game.

Family Life

He was born to Maria Silva and Jose Lira Filho and has a brother named Thalles. He married Ludymila Miranda in 2010.

Associated With

He also beat out Alessandro Florenzi to win the 2015 FIFA Puskás Award.