Wellington was born in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil and spent most of his childhood playing for several different soccer clubs, including Guarani Futebol Clube. He also played high school and college soccer and futsal in Brazil.
Wellington has over 7 years coaching experience and he is privileged to have learned from great coaches, supporting staff and other great players over the years. Wellington moved to Huntsville in early 2007 and has been with United Soccer Club since 2008 (coaching since 2012). He currently holds a USSF National "E" coaching license.