David Luiz

Date of birth22 April 1987
Place of birthDiadema
NationalityBrazilian
Weight84 kg
Height1.89 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Full name is: David Luiz Moreira Marinho.


David Luiz is primarily used as a central defender, although his attacking instincts and abilities as a passer of the ball, dribbler and goal scorer means he can often be seen wandering upfield.

After playing for Sao Paulo FC during his youth career, he began his senior career at Vitoria before moving on to Benfica, where he stayed for five seasons until he joined Chelsea in January 2011.

David Luiz joined Paris St Germain in June 2014 for a world record fee for a defender of £50 million.

He made his official debut for Vitoria in 2006, in game against Santa Cruz Futebol in the Brazilian Cup.

On 30 January 2007, David Luiz joined Benfica on loan, making his debut in a UEFA Cup match against Paris St Germain and then playing his first league match for Benfica, against Uniao de Leiria in March.

He signed a five year deal and was everpresent in the 2009-10 season, as Benfica won the league and he won the Portuguese Liga Player of the Year.

On 30 January 2011, Luiz joined Chelsea (for a reported £25 million on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

He made his Chelsea debut on 6 February against Liverpool and scored his first goal (against Manchester United) on 1 March.

Luiz recovered from a knee injury to play for Chelsea in the Champions League final, converting his penalty as Chelsea won the shootout.

On 22 September 2012, he signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea but on 13 June 2014 he officially moved to Paris St Germain.

Luiz re-joined Chelsea in August 2016 with a three-year contract for a reported fee of £34million.

International career

David Luiz played for Brazil's under-20 team at the World Cup in 2007before making his senior debut in a 2-0 friendly win against the United States on 10 August 2010. He was unable to play in the Copa America in 2011 due to injury but went on to captain Brazil for the first time on 7 September 2012 in a 1-0 win against South Africa in Sao Paulo.

Luiz helped Brazil to victory in the Confederations Cup in 2013 and was named in Brazil's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring his first international goal in the 1-1 draw against Chile in the round of 16.

He also scored in the penalty shoot-out which took Brazil thorough to the quarter-finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Vitoria 01 Jan 2005 01 Jul 2006
Benfica 01 Jul 2006 31 Jan 2011
Chelsea 31 Jan 2011 13 Jun 2014
Paris St Germain 13 Jun 2014 31 Aug 2016
Chelsea 31 Aug 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2009-10 Benfica UEFA Europa League 4
1
2010-11 Chelsea Premier League 11
1
2
3
2011-12 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1
1
2011-12 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
2011-12 Chelsea Premier League 18
2
2
5
2011-12 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 11
1
3
2012-13 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2012-13 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1
2
2012-13 Chelsea FIFA Club World Cup 2
1
2012-13 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
1
1
2012-13 Chelsea Premier League 29
1
2
8
2012-13 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 6
2
3
2012-13 Chelsea UEFA Europa League 7
2
1
2012-13 Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 1
2013-14 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
2013-14 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
2013-14 Chelsea Premier League 15
4
6
2013-14 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 7
1
2
2013-14 Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 1
1
2014-15 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 8
1
2
2
2014-15 Paris St Germain UEFA Europa League 1
2015-16 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 7
1
5
2016-17 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2016-17 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
2016-17 Chelsea Premier League 33
1
6
2017-18 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2017-18 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
2017-18 Chelsea Premier League 9
1
1
4
1
2017-18 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2018-19 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2018-19 Chelsea League Cup
2
2018-19 Chelsea Premier League 12
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Oct 2009 Benfica v Everton W 5-0 UEFA Europa League Group I
05 Nov 2009 Everton v Benfica W 0-2 UEFA Europa League Group I
01 Apr 2010 Benfica v Liverpool W 2-1 UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2010 Liverpool v Benfica L 4-1
Agg: 5-3
UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2010-11 Brazil International Friendly 6
1
2011-12 Brazil International Friendly 5
2012-13 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 5
2
2012-13 Brazil International Friendly 11
2
2013-14 Brazil FIFA World Cup 7
2
2013-14 Brazil International Friendly 9
1
2014-15 Brazil Copa America 1
1
2014-15 Brazil International Friendly 6
1
1
2015-16 Brazil FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2015-16 Brazil International Friendly 2
2016-17 Brazil International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Aug 2010 USA v Brazil W 0-2 International Friendly
07 Oct 2010 Iran v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Oct 2010 Brazil v Ukraine W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2010 Argentina v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 France v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2011 Brazil v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Costa Rica v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2011 Mexico v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
10 Nov 2011 Gabon v Brazil W 0-2 International Friendly
14 Nov 2011 Brazil v Egypt W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Feb 2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
15 Aug 2012 Sweden v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Brazil v South Africa W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 2012 Brazil v China PR W 8-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2012 Brazil v Iraq W 6-0 International Friendly
16 Oct 2012 Brazil v Japan W 4-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2012 Brazil v Colombia D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 England v Brazil L 2-1 International Friendly
21 Mar 2013 Brazil v Italy D 2-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 2013 Brazil v Russia D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2013 Brazil v England D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Jun 2013 Brazil v France W 3-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2013 Brazil v Japan W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
19 Jun 2013 Brazil v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
22 Jun 2013 Italy v Brazil W 2-4 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
26 Jun 2013 Brazil v Uruguay W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
30 Jun 2013 Brazil v Spain W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
07 Sep 2013 Brazil v Australia W 6-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 2013 Brazil v Portugal W 3-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2013 Korea Republic v Brazil W 0-2 International Friendly
15 Oct 2013 Brazil v Zambia W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 2013 Honduras v Brazil W 0-5 International Friendly
19 Nov 2013 Brazil v Chile W 2-1 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 South Africa v Brazil W 0-5 International Friendly
03 Jun 2014 Brazil v Panama W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2014 Brazil v Serbia W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2014 Brazil v Croatia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
17 Jun 2014 Brazil v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 2014 Cameroon v Brazil W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
28 Jun 2014 Brazil v Chile W 1-1 (3-2) FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
04 Jul 2014 Brazil v Colombia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
08 Jul 2014 Germany v Brazil L 7-1 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
12 Jul 2014 Brazil v Netherlands L 0-3 FIFA World Cup 3rd place play-off
05 Sep 2014 Brazil v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2014 Brazil v Argentina W 2-0 Superclasico de las Americas
12 Nov 2014 Turkey v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
18 Nov 2014 Austria v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2015 Brazil v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 2015 Brazil v Honduras W 1-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2015 Brazil v Peru W 2-1 Copa America Group C
21 Jun 2015 Brazil v Venezuela W 2-1 Copa America Group C
05 Sep 2015 Costa Rica v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2015 USA v Brazil W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Oct 2015 Chile v Brazil L 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America final group
13 Nov 2015 Argentina v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America final group
25 Mar 2016 Brazil v Uruguay D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America final group
13 Jun 2017 Australia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.