Luizão

Date of birth14 November 1975
Place of birthRubineia
NationalityBrazilian
Weight69 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionForward

A true penalty box player and prolific goalscorer, Luizão scored the two goals that guaranteed Brazil's qualification for the 2002 World Cup finals, thus becoming a national hero overnight and ensuring his own place on the trip to the Far East.

He had already enjoyed success in front of a world audience as he was a member of the Corinthians team that won the FIFA World Club Championship in January 2000, notably being the scorer of the controversial tournament's first-ever goal.

He spent 1997-98 with Deportivo La Coruna in Spain having previously played for Palmeiras, Guarani and Parana.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Guarani
Parana
Palmeiras
Deportivo La Coruña
Vasco da Gama
Corinthians (Brazil)
Grêmio Porto Alegre

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Hertha BSC Berlin Bundesliga 13
6
2
1
2002-03 Hertha BSC Berlin UEFA Cup 3
3
1
1
2003-04 Hertha BSC Berlin Bundesliga 6
1
2
2


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
17 Aug 2002 Hertha Berlin v VfB Stuttgart D 1-1 Bundesliga 2
10 Sep 2002 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Mönchengladbach L 1-2 Bundesliga 4
14 Sep 2002 Arminia Bielefeld v Hertha Berlin W 0-1 Bundesliga 5
17 Sep 2002 Aberdeen v Hertha Berlin D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 2002 TSV 1860 München v Hertha Berlin L 1-0 Bundesliga 7
02 Oct 2002 Hertha Berlin v Aberdeen W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
05 Oct 2002 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Nürnberg W 2-1 Bundesliga 8
26 Oct 2002 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 10
31 Oct 2002 APOEL Nicosia v Hertha Berlin D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 VfL Bochum v Hertha Berlin L 3-0 Bundesliga 11
07 Nov 2002 Hertha Berlin v APOEL Nicosia D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Dec 2002 Fulham v Hertha BSC Berlin D 0-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Dec 2002 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Hertha Berlin L 2-1 Bundesliga 17
25 Jan 2003 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund W 2-1 Bundesliga 18
01 Feb 2003 VfB Stuttgart v Hertha Berlin L 3-1 Bundesliga 19
16 Feb 2003 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Hertha Berlin W 0-2 Bundesliga 21
20 Feb 2003 Hertha Berlin v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
02 Mar 2003 Hamburger SV v Hertha Berlin L 1-0 Bundesliga 23
08 Mar 2003 Hertha Berlin v TSV 1860 München W 6-0 Bundesliga 24
16 Mar 2003 1.FC Nürnberg v Hertha Berlin W 0-3 Bundesliga 25
23 Mar 2003 Hertha Berlin v Energie Cottbus W 3-1 Bundesliga 26
19 Apr 2003 Hansa Rostock v Hertha Berlin W 0-1 Bundesliga 29
26 Apr 2003 Hertha Berlin v Hannover 96 W 2-0 Bundesliga 30
03 May 2003 Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin L 4-2 Bundesliga 31
10 May 2003 Hertha Berlin v Bayern München L 3-6 Bundesliga 32
13 Sep 2003 Hertha Berlin v Hannover 96 L 2-3 Bundesliga 5
28 Sep 2003 Hertha Berlin v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 7
25 Oct 2003 Hansa Rostock v Hertha Berlin W 0-1 Bundesliga 10
01 Nov 2003 VfL Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin L 3-0 Bundesliga 11
08 Nov 2003 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 2-1 Bundesliga 12
23 Nov 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Hertha Berlin L 4-2 Bundesliga 13
30 Nov 2003 Hertha Berlin v Schalke 04 L 1-3 Bundesliga 14


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
1994-95 Brazil World Youth Cup 2
4
1995-96 Brazil International Friendly 1
1
1
1995-96 Brazil OT v Under-21 1
1996-97 Brazil Olympics
1
1996-97 Brazil OT
1
2000-01 Brazil FIFA World Cup
2
2000-01 Brazil International Friendly
1
2000-01 Brazil World Youth Cup 2
1
2000-01 Brazil World Youth Cup Under-20 1
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
2
2
2001-02 Brazil International Friendly 2
2
1
2001-02 Brazil World Youth Cup 1
2002-03 Brazil International Friendly 2


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
14 Apr 1995 Brazil v Syria W 6-0 World Youth Cup Group A
17 Apr 1995 Brazil v Russia D 0-0 World Youth Cup Group A
19 Apr 1995 Brazil v Qatar W 2-0 World Youth Cup Group A
23 Apr 1995 Brazil v Japan W 2-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
25 Apr 1995 Brazil v Portugal W 1-0 World Youth Cup Semi-final
28 Apr 1995 Argentina v Brazil L 2-0 World Youth Cup Final
27 Mar 1996 Brazil v Ghana W 8-2 International Friendly
23 May 1996 Brazil v Croatia D 1-1 OT v Under-21
27 Jun 1996 Brazil v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Jul 1996 Brazil v Denmark W 5-1 OT
02 Aug 1996 Brazil v Portugal W 5-2 Olympics Finals 3rd place
15 Aug 2000 Chile v Brazil L 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Mar 2001 Mexico v Brazil D 3-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
17 Jun 2001 Brazil v Germany W 2-0 World Youth Cup Group B
20 Jun 2001 Iraq v Brazil W 1-6 World Youth Cup Group F
27 Jun 2001 Brazil v Australia W 4-0 World Youth Cup Under-20 2nd round
01 Jul 2001 Ghana v Brazil D 1-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
14 Nov 2001 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
31 Jan 2002 Brazil v Bolivia W 6-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2002 Saudi Arabia v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Brazil v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Malaysia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
21 Aug 2002 Brazil v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 China PR v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly


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