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Lucas Leiva Biography

Lucas Pezzini-Leiva known as Lucas, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League side Liverpool and the Brazil national team as a defensive midfielder. Lucas began his career at Grêmio as a Central Attacking Midfielder in 2005. The following year, Grêmio won the Rio Grande do Sul state championship for the first time since 2001, and also came third in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Lucas also became the youngest player ever to receive Placar magazine's Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball), given to the best player in the Campeonato Brasileiro. On 26 July 2007, he officially signed on with Liverpool for a fee of £5 million and was given international clearance to compete in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy. Lucas scored his first goal for Liverpool on 27 January 2008 during an FA Cup match against Havant and Waterlooville. He was part of the squad that was selected to participate in the Beijing Olympic Games where his team won a bronze medal. On 14 March, Lucas played a key role in Liverpool's 4–1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. On 3 May 2009, Lucas scored his first Premier League goal, a header from a free-kick for Liverpool against Newcastle United in a 3–0 win. In pre-season games before the 2010–11 season, Lucas was made captain of a youthful Liverpool side against Grasshopper. Lucas is the former captain of the Brazilian Under-20 team. He has led the team to victory in the 2007 South American Youth Championship, scoring 4 goals in the process. In June 2008, Lucas was named in the Brazil squad for an Olympics warm-up match later in the month.  

Lucas Leiva Latest News & Articles

Lucas Leiva: The adopted Scouser
Lucas Leiva: The adopted Scouser
A tribute to Lucas Leiva
Lucas Leiva and Liverpool: A decade well spent
Lucas Leiva and Liverpool: A decade well spent
A tribute to Lucas Leiva
What is a medical and why is it important in club football?
What is a medical and why is it important in club football?
Doctors also check the family history of the player as it may indicate any hereditary issues, which a player might face in the future.
Real Madrid considering shocking player swap deal for Manchester United superstar and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th July, 2017
Real Madrid considering shocking player swap deal for Manchester United superstar and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th July, 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Javi Martinez can be the anchor to shore up Liverpool’s defence
Javi Martinez can be the anchor to shore up Liverpool’s defence
Liverpool have to address the team's everlasting problems in defence. Javi Martinez is the ideal fit for Klopp, for a number of reasons.
Liverpool capture Mohamed Salah, but what next for the Reds?
Liverpool capture Mohamed Salah, but what next for the Reds?
Looking at Liverpool's options this summer after Salah's signing.
Liverpool must have an ambitious summer to avoid further stagnation
Liverpool must have an ambitious summer to avoid further stagnation
Liverpool have struggled to compete with Europe's elite in the past few seasons. Here is what they need to do to become contenders again.
Transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th June 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th June 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Top 5 things Liverpool must do this summer
Top 5 things Liverpool must do this summer
Jurgen Klopp has to decide the future of a few players and make decisive moves this summer to help Liverpool progress further next season.
EPL 2016/17: 5 players Jurgen Klopp MUST bring to Liverpool next season
EPL 2016/17: 5 players Jurgen Klopp MUST bring to Liverpool next season
Here are 5 players Jurgen Klopp should lure to Anfield if he wants to turn Liverpool into a dominant force once again.
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace, 5 talking points
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace, 5 talking points
Christian Benteke scored twice on his return to Anfield since his transfer to the Eagles and dealt a major blow to Liverpool's top 4 hopes.
5 unlikely players driving Liverpool's top four challenge in 2017
5 unlikely players driving Liverpool's top four challenge in 2017
These 5 unlikely players are helping Jurgen Klopp's side finish in the top four of the Premier League.
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth, 5 Talking Points
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth, 5 Talking Points
Liverpool dropped two points against Bournemouth at home in the Premier League as they aim to finish in the top 4 this season.
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, Player ratings
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, Player ratings
Liverpool give themselves a great chance of Champions League qualification as Everton succumb at Anfield yet again.
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 5 talking points
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 5 talking points
Liverpool dominated Everton in a comfortable 3-1 victory at Anfield, thereby completing the double against their city rivals.
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