David Luiz Biography
David Luiz is a professional footballer from Brazil, which has produced many footballing greats over the years.
He was born on April 22, 1987, in Diadema. He sports the jersey number four while playing in national colors.
The 30-year-old Brazilian is considered to be one of the best defenders of his generation. Luiz has represented top clubs like Chelsea in the EPL and for Paris Saint-Germain.
Luiz has also been a part of the U20 national side and has been an absolute rock for his side in defense.
He was a member of the Brazilian team which won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and reached the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He is versatile and powerful, his speed, aerial ability, and technical skills stand out.
Luiz has earned over 50 caps for his country since he made his debut in national colors.
He has netted three goals for the senior side in national colors.
David began his career in his homeland Brazil with Club Vitoria, he made his debut as a teenage left-back and caught the attention of the national team set-up as he represented Brazil at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada.
Luiz also caught the eye of the Brazilian coach Mano Menezes and made his senior debut against the United States a month after the World Cup in 2010.David officially moved to Chelsea on 30th January 2011.
However, it was during the 2009–10 season, with the arrival of manager Jorge Jesus in Benfica, that David Luiz became a club symbol and vice-captain. He was ever-present, appearing in 49 official matches (three goals, 4,206 minutes), as Benfica won the league after a five-year wait.
On 20 March, he scored his second goal for the Blues, heading in from a free kick against Manchester City, and again receiving the Man of the match award, as well as the Player of the Month for March. On 7 September 2012, he became the captain of the Brazilian national team.
On 13 November 2015, David Luiz received his first red card in his career during the 1-1 draw with Argentina in Buenos Aires for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In 2016, came a big shock for Luiz. As David Luiz and Thiago Silva were amongst the several experienced players who were not chosen for the Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Luiz has represented clubs like Vitoria, Benfica, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.