Willian Thiego
Personal information
Full name Willian Thiego de Jesus
Date of birth (1986-07-22)22 July 1986
Place of birth Aracajú, Brazil
Date of death 28 November 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 30)
Place of death La Unión, Colombia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
2004-2006 Sergipe
2006–2007 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Sergipe 0 (0)
2007–2012 Grêmio 25 (1)
2010Kyoto Sanga FC (loan) 10 (0)
2011Bahia (loan) 5 (0)
2012Ceará (loan) 17 (1)
2013 Figueirense 21 (3)
2014 Khazar Lankaran 29 (2)
2015–2016 Chapecoense 66 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:58, 6 October 2015 (UTC).

Willian Thiego de Jesus (22 July 1986 – 28 November 2016), known as Willian Thiego or simply Thiego, was a Brazilian central defender who played for Chapecoense. He was one of the victims when LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crashed on 28 November 2016.



Willian Thiego started his career as a defender, playing for his hometown club Sergipe, and caught the eye of a Grêmio scout.


Thiego joined Grêmio in 2006, playing for the youth team. In 2007, he was promoted to the first squad and feature in both Campeonato Gaúcho and Campeonato Brasileiro in this year.

On 14 June 2008, he scored his first league goal, a powerful close-range shot, in a 3-0 away win against Goiás.[1]

Thiego was sent on a one-year loan to Kyoto Sanga FC in January 2010.[2]

Figueirense / Khazar Lankaran

On 16 January 2013, Thiego signed a one-year deal with Figueirense.[3] Following the expiration of his Figueirense contract, Thiego signed an 18-month contract with Khazar Lankaran of the Azerbaijan Premier League on 27 January 2014.[4] Thiego left Khazar Lankaran in December 2014, after having his contract cancelled by the club.[5]


In January 2015, Willian Thiego signed for Chapecoense.[6]


Thiego died on 28 November 2016, when Chapecoense were on route to the first leg of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals where they would play Atlético Nacional in Medellín.[7]

Club statistics

As of 27 December 2014[8]
Club statistics
Season Club League League Cup Continental Other[nb 1] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
2010 Kyoto Sanga FC (loan) J1 League 10010--110
2011 Bahia (loan) Série A 5050-110210
2012 Ceará (loan) Série B 17120-120311
2013 Figueirense 21351-170434
2013–14 Khazar Lankaran Azerbaijan Premier League 1424000-182
2014–15 15000--150
Total Japan 100100000110
Brazil 43412100400955
Azerbaijan 292400000332
Total 826171004001397




  1. Includes other competitive competitions, including the Brazilian State Leagues, Azerbaijan Supercup


  1. "Grêmio goleia o Goiás e já é vice-líder do Brasileirão". clicRBS. 2008-06-14.
  2. "Grêmio empresta W. Thiego ao futebol japonês" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 13 January 2010.
  3. "Figueirense acerta contratação de Willian Thiego, ex-Ceará" (in Portuguese). esportes. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  4. "Tyeqo de Jesusla müqavilə imzalandı" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 27 January 2014. External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. В Хазаре останутся всего 3 легионера. (in Russian). Azerifootball. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  6. "Chapecoense deve anunciar zagueiro Willian Thiego nos próximos dias". (in Portuguese). ESPN. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  7. "Colombia plane crash: Fans gather to mourn Chapecoense footballers among 75 killed". The Guardian. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  8. "THIEGO". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 July 2014. External link in |website= (help)

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