Vágner Love

  • Date of birth : 11/06/1984
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Vágner Love

Vágner Love

Clubs: SE Palmeiras, PFC CSKA Moskva, SE Palmeiras (loan), CR Flamengo (loan)

UEFA honours
winner 2005

• Born in Rio de Janeiro, Vágner Love made a bright start to his professional career with Palmeiras, helping the club return to Brazil's Série A with 19 goals in the 2003 season.

• Scored eight goals in 11 top-flight games for Palmeiras before moving to Russia to join CSKA in an €8m move; proved an immediate hit, scoring in each of his first two European encounters to help CSKA reach the UEFA Champions League group stage and striking nine goals in 12 Russian Premier-Liga matches

• Won the UEFA Cup in 2005, scoring four goals, the last of them in the final against Sporting Clube de Portugal in Lisbon (3-1); also spearheaded CSKA to domestic doubles in 2005 and 2006.

• Won his first cap for Brazil at the 2004 Copa América before establishing himself in the team in 2007, when he won his second continental title.

• Finished top scorer in the 2008 Premier-Liga (with 20 goals) and the 2008/09 UEFA Cup (11 goals); moved back to Brazil in August 2009 for personal reasons but returned to CSKA a year later and struck nine goals in 15 league games as the Army Men finished runners-up to FC Zenit St Petersburg.

Last updated: 01/04/11 15.55CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/08/2013 02:01 CET
17.04.2013Russian CupQuarter-finalsCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva3-0YeniseyYenisey9010
07.05.2013Russian CupSemi-finalsRostovRostov0-2CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva12000
01.06.2013Russian CupFinalCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-1
17.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueUral Sverdlovsk Ural Sverdlovsk 2-2CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9010
22.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva2-1Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Vágner Love
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 11/06/1984 (29)
  • Country: Brazil

  • Height: 171cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    04/08/04: CSKA Moskva 2-0 Neftçi

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
CSKA Moskva2510
UEFA Super Cup
CSKA Moskva10
UEFA Europa League
CSKA Moskva3220
Last updated: 08/12/2011 01:35 CET
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