Willian joined Chelsea in 2013. He is one of the most important players at Chelsea. He has captained the side a few times as well. He is now one of the leaders in the club. This season he was offered a large amount of money for a transfer to Barcelona but Chelsea found him to valuable to sell off. Let’s see a video of his best skills and read about his biography.
Willian – Pre-Chelsea
Born on 9 August 1988, in Ribeirao Pires, Willian Borges da Silva played at Sao Paulo before moving to Corinthians at the age of nine.Having made his way through the Brazilian club’s academy, Willian rose to prominence in 2005 at the prestigious Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior tournament, which he won with Corinthians before being promoted to the first team shortly after.Having impressed potential suitors with his performances, Willian’s stock continued to rise, culminating in a move to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2007.Possessing trademark Brazilian skills, and with the guile and creativity to unlock tight defences, during his time at Shakhtar Willian won four league titles, three Ukrainian Cups, three Ukrainian Super Cups and, most memorably, the 2009 UEFA Cup, which was clinched with a 2-1 over Werder Bremen.Chelsea supporters will be familiar with the player after he scored twice at Stamford Bridge when we beat Shakhtar 3-2 in the group stages of the 2012/13 Champions League. He also impressed during our 2-1 defeat in the away game.Willian spent six years at Shakhtar before completing a switch to Anzhi in January 2013.
Willian at Chelsea – initial days
The purchase of Willian was completed in late August 2013, the Brazilian signing a five-year contract on moving to England from Russian club Anzhi Makhachka
Chelsea fans knew what they were getting when the Blues brought Willian to the club, having seen him net twice in a virtuoso display for Shakhtar Donetsk at the Bridge in 2012.
His choice of Stamford Bridge, and not White Hart Lane, as had been expected, immediately endeared the likeable Brazilian to the club’s supporters, who had a song penned for him even before he made his debut for the club.
Comfortable operating in any of the attacking midfield positions behind the main striker, Willian is quick, robust and creative in possession. As his first couple of Chelsea goals proved, he also has an eye for the spectacular and he has emerged as one of the game’s best set-piece specialists.
His direct free-kicks were a major feature of the 2015/16 season when he shone brightly in a gloomy campaign in general. It was no surprise when Willian was both the fans and his team-mates’ choice for Chelsea Player of the Year.
Willian International career
On the junior international stage, Willian played for Brazil at Under-17, Under-18 and Under-20 level, and featured in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2007, when they were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Spain.
He made his Brazil senior debut on 10 November 2011 in a friendly match against Gabon, and after a spell out of the squad after earning just one more cap, he returned not long after joining Chelsea. On his fourth international appearance he scored his first goal for the Selecao in a 5-0 demolition of Honduras.
Having been named in the hosts’ 2014 World Cup squad, Willian featured mainly from the bench early in the tournament.
After an impressive 2017/18 season for the Blues, he was named in the Brazil World Cup squad for the tournament in Russia and started every game as they reached the quarter-finals. Although Willian didn’t score himself, he performed consistently throughout the competition on the right-hand side of an attacking trio. It was Willian who supplied the cross from which Neymar opened the scoring in their last-16 victory over Mexico.
He missed a penalty in their second round shoot-out against Chile (Brazil eventually coming on top) but did not feature again.
However the following two summers, 2015 and 2016, he was a mainstay of consecutive Copa America campaigns, with Brazil exiting at the quarter-finals and then the group stage.
Willian’s first goal of the season was a superb curling effort which put the seal on a 4-1 win over Cardiff, and a few days later he netted the only goal of the game as we beat PAOK in the Europa League.
The Brazilian is no stranger to top-quality strikes, and he was at it again in games against Burnley and MOL Vidi, before he fired home a brilliant winner at home to Newcastle in January.
Willian dribbling skills video
Willian is one of Chelsea FC current strikers and Willian is also considered to be one of the best Chelsea strikers ever. We have compiled a list of all the best Willian dribbling skills videos.
Willian dribbling skills videos
Willian made a few serious mistakes in the Champions League clash against Barcelona in the Round of 16. Hazard let two Lionel Messi shots through his legs which is a school boy type error. It was not usual for Hazard to do this. But to his credit, he came out and apologised for his mistakes that led to the loss against Barcelona.