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Wamberto de Jesus Sousa Campos’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Brazilian footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From Brazil 
Type Sports 
Gender male
Birth 13 December 1974, São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Age: 45 years
Stats
Height: 168
Weight: 67

Wamberto de Jesus Sousa Campos (born 13 December 1974 in Cururupu, Maranhão) is a Brazilian former footballer who last played for Belgian amateur club, FC Berlaar-Heikant, after a successful career in AFC Ajax and Standard Liége.

He was also nicknamed Wampie by Ajax supporters.

Biography

He played for R.F.C. Seraing and Standard Liège in Belgium and Ajax Amsterdam in Netherlands. The tricky and illusive player established himself in Belgium between 1993 and 1998 before joining Ajax in August 1998. He is famously remembered for scoring the equaliser in offside position against FC Utrecht in the 2002 Dutch Cup final which eventually was won by Ajax in the extra time. In January 2004, he was loaned to Belgian club Mons for 18 months who also retained the first option to buy him. But Mons failed to protect their place in top division, and saw Wamberto join Standard Liège on summer of 2004 on a 2-year contract, but he rejoined the newly promoted Mons on a free transfer in summer 2006. He was released after a year, and returned to the Netherlands, joining FC Omniworld.

His eldest son Danilo Sousa Campos is also a professional footballer, having played for Standard Liège and Metalurh Donetsk after a formation period in the AFC Ajax academy. His younger son Wanderson is also a footballer currently playing for Red Bull Salzburg.