Wuilker Faríñez Aray (born 15 February 1998) is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 club RC Lens, on loan from Millonarios, and the Venezuela national team.
Born in Caracas, Faríñez joined Caracas FC's youth setup in 2011. On 12 June 2013, he signed a three-year professional deal with the club, being promoted to the main squad. After Alain Baroja left Caracas FC, Faríñez became the first-choice goalkeeper of the club for the 2015 Torneo Adecuación despite being only 17 years old at the time. On 30 August, he established a new record at the club after playing 689 minutes without conceding a goal.
After great performances during the tournament, he was chosen again as first-choice for 2016 Venezuelan Primera División season. In February 2016, he started for Caracas FC in a 2016 Copa Libertadores first stage match against Huracán, and put in a brilliant performance, only allowing one goal and keeping his team’s chances of advancing to the second stage alive. Despite his efforts, Caracas was eliminated from the competition after a last-minute goal by Huracán in the second leg match.
On 14 December, Faríñez was included in the AUFP Venezuela's Team of the Season, as the 2016 Venezuelan Primera División season's best goalkeeper.
On 12 September 2017, Faríñez signed for Colombian club Millonarios. He joined the club on 1 January 2018. Faríñez made his debut for Millonarios during the first leg of the 2018 Superliga Colombiana, playing for the full ninety minutes in the 0–0 tie against Atlético Nacional. On the second leg he made a crucial save in a 1–2 win that gave him his first career championship.
On 9 March 2019, Fariñez made an excellent triple save against Atlético Nacional. The match ended 1–1, with Fariñez's actions being publicized on several European popular networks, such as Talksport.
On 24 June 2020, Faríñez was loaned to French club RC Lens, following their promotion from Ligue 2. After arriving in Lens on 12 July 2020, Faríñez tested positive for COVID-19. The club ordered him to stay in quarantine for 14 days.
4 appearances in the current 2021-2022 Season
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff