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Lucas Leiva
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Personal information
Full name Lucas Pezzini-Leiva
Date of birth 9 January 1987 (1987-01-09) (age 33)
Place of birth    Dourados, Brazil Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Lazio
Number TBA
Youth clubs
2004–2005 Brazil Grêmio
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2005–2007
2007–2017
2017–
Brazil Grêmio
England Liverpool
Flag of Italy Lazio
38 (4)
247 (1)
0 (0)   
National team
2007
2008
2007-
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil Brazil
9 (4)
7 (0)
24 (0)

Lucas Pezzini Leiva (born 9 January 1987), known as Lucas, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Italian club Lazio and the Brazil national team.

Lucas began his career as a box-to-box midfielder at Grêmio where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 2006 and 2007. In July 2007 he moved to Liverpool, where he developed into one of the league's premier defensive midfielders. Lucas has since made over 300 appearances for the club and won the League Cup in 2012. Between 2010 and 2016 Lucas led the Premier League in tackles per game five times in six seasons.

A full international since 2007, he has earned 24 caps and represented Brazil at the 2008 Olympics and 2011 Copa América, winning a bronze medal at the former. He also captained the under-20 team to victory in the 2007 South American Youth Championship.

He joined S.S. Lazio in the 2017 summer transfer window, after 10 seasons with Liverpool F.C.

Honours

Clubs

Grêmio
Liverpool

International

Brazil

Individual

External links

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