David Luiz

David Luiz Moreira Marinho (born 22 April 1987), known as David Luiz, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and as vice-captain for the Brazil national team. Primarily a central defender, he can also be deployed as a left-back and a defensive midfielder.

After starting out at Vitória, he moved to Benfica at the age of 19, remaining with the club five seasons (three complete). He joined Chelsea in January 2011, winning the Champions League and the FA Cup in the following season.

International career

David Luiz played with Brazil's under-20 at the 2007 FIFA World Cup, with the team being ousted in the last-16 stage. Courtesy of his solid season at Benfica, he was first picked for the full side for a friendly against the United States on 10 August 2010, after the national team's coaching change, with Mano Menezes replacingDunga, playing in the 2–0 away win.

Luiz was present in every squad of new manager Mano Menezes and was called up for the 2011 Copa América, but did not make a single appearance at the tournament due to injury. In a friendly with Mexico in October of that year, he scored an own goal, but the Seleção eventually won it 2–1.

On 7 September 2012, Luiz captained Brazil for the first time, appearing in a 1–0 win against South Africa in São Paulo.

Luiz was included in the squad for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. Alongside teammate Thiago Silva, Luiz started all matches and helped Brazil win their fourth Confederations Cup title, especially in the final against Spain, where he made an outstanding goal-line clearance in a shot fromPedro.

Personal life

He is a devout Christian and has named Kaká as his role model. He said: "My faith gives me the belief that I can go out and perform and improve as a player. It gives me strength and inspiration." He later added: "Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out."

Chelsea stars show off their own champions shirt in Beijing ahead of their tie with Arsenal (photos)

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reveals where David Luiz will play

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Chelsea defender David Luiz returns to PSG (photos)

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Kungiyar Chelsea ta lale kudi har fam miliyan £32 domin sayo tsohon dan wasan ta, David Luiz daga Kungiyar Paris Saint-Germain.

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Chelsea submit £32m bid for former defender David Luiz

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