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David Luiz

27-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender     Paris Saint-Germain  Ligue 1


Brazil

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  April 22, 1987    Birthplace:  Diadema, Brazil
Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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David Luiz Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain in June 2014.

August 17, 2014    David Luiz News

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Luiz started and played all 90 minutes of PSG's 2-0 win over Bastia on Saturday, registering a clean sheet in his club debut.

PSG spent 50 million to bring Luiz in from Chelsea and he will be heavily relied upon to help keep opponents out of the net. With Thiago Silva sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, Luiz's importance only grows.

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David Luiz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 4, 2014

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Luiz scored off a free kick in the 69th minute of Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Friday.

Luiz has now scored in back-to-back matches for Brazil, after he netted against Mexico in the quarterfinals. Despite the goal, his defensive abilities will be heavily tested against Germany in the semifinals, as Brazil will be without Thiago Silva, who picked up his second yellow card of the tournament Friday.

June 13, 2014

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Paris Saint-Germain announced Friday that Luiz has signed a five-year contract with the club after transferring from Chelsea.

PSG did not announce the fee paid, although it was believed to be worth up to 50 million, a record fee paid for a defensive player. He is a versatile defender who can play in the midfield as well, making him a promising fantasy pick.

May 23, 2014

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Paris Saint-Germain announced they have come to terms on a transfer for Luiz, who will officially join the club when the summer transfer window opens, the club's official web site reports.

While the club did not announce the transfer fee, it is believed to be worth in the neighborhood of 50 million, making Luiz the costliest transfer for a defender in history.

May 23, 2014

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Paris Saint-Germain are expected to close a deal to bring Luiz to the club from Chelsea, reports the Daily Mail.

The transfer fee is rumored to be in the massive 50 million range. The defender passed a medical exam in Brazil on Friday and it is believed he has agreed to personal terms. The defender helped tally eight clean sheets this past season, and also blocked six shots.

May 15, 2014

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Bayern Munich is said to be preparing a 25 million bid for Luiz, reports the Daily Mail.

Luiz will likely leave Chelsea this summer since he has yet to agree to a contract with the London club. Clubs in Spain are also believed to be interested in securing his signature.

May 13, 2014

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Luiz has reportedly agreed to join FC Barcelona this summer, ESPN reports.

Luiz was a consistent starter for Chelsea in the second-half of the season, but never really seemed to fit into manager Jose Mourinho's style of play. He still has tons of talent, and he'll be a regular contributor this summer for Brazil in the World Cup.

March 22, 2014

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Luiz is in the starting XI for Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal.

Luiz was available off the bench for Tuesday's Champions League game against Galatasaray, but heads back into the starting lineup in a significantly important match for both sides Saturday.