David Luiz

Profile Football Stars | David Luiz | Luiz made his official debut for Vitória in 2006, and excelled against Santa Cruz Futebol Clube for that season's Brazilian Cup, in a 2-2 draw. David Luiz Moreira Marinho, known as David Luiz, is a Brazilian footballer plays for Chelsea WHO in the Premier League. 

On 30 January 2007, Luiz Sport Lisboa e Benfica joined as a replacement for Tottenham Hotspur-bound Ricardo Rocha, on loan. Benfica lost the match 2-1, but managed to go through to the next round after winning 4-3 on aggregate. On 12 March 2007, he played his first league match for Benfica, against União de Leiria. At the end of the season, Luiz signed a five-year deal with the club and, on 5 August, scored his first goal for the club in the Torneio do Guadiana tournament friendly, against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

On 11 January 2009, David Luiz netted his first official goal for Benfica, the game's only in a home success against Sporting de Braga. In the 2009-10 season, Luiz was everpresent, Appearing in 49 official matches (three goals, 4.206 minutes), as Benfica won the league after a five-year wait. In the season's League Cup, in a 4-1 away win against Sporting, he opened the score in the eighth minute, with Benfica also eventually winning the competition. On 30 September 2009, Benfica sold 25% of Luiz's economic rights on any future transfer to a third party owner, Benfica Stars Fund, along with other teammates.

On 1 March, David Luiz scored his first goal for Chelsea, firing in a half volley to help the Blues come from behind to win 2-1 against Manchester United, at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard scoring a late penalty winner. Luiz missed the first three games of 2011-12 season due to a knee injury. He made his return to the first team on 13 September in the UEFA Champions League group stage match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and he scored from 15 yards to break the deadlock in an eventual 2-0 home win. On 5 February 2012, in a home league fixture against Manchester United, Luiz put Chelsea ahead 3-0 in the 50th minute after his header was deflected by Rio Ferdinand, Juan Mata Following a free kick.  In a friendly with Mexico in October 2011, Luiz scored an own goal, but the Selecao eventually won it 2-1.

Personal information
Full name David Luiz Moreira Marinho
Date of birth 22 April 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth Diadema, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 4

Youth career
1999-2001 São Paulo
Vitória 2001-2005

Senior career
years Team
2006-2007 Vitória 26 (1)
2007 Benfica (loan) 10 (0)
Benfica 2007-2011 72 (4)
2011 - Chelsea 26 (4)

National team
2007 Brazil U20 2 (0)
2010 - Brazil 10 (0)


         Bahia State Championship: 2005

         Portuguese League: 2009-10
         Portuguese League Cup: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

     Portuguese League: Footballer of the Year 2010
     Benfica Awards: Breakthrough Player of the Year 2007
     Premier League: Player of the Month March 2011
     PFA Fans: Player of the Month March 2011


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