|Full name||Lucas Pezzini-Leiva|
|Date of birth||9 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Dourados, Brazil|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
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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.
- Bola de Ouro (1): 2006
- Liverpool Young Player of The Year (1): 2009–10
- Liverpool Player of the Season (2): 2009–10, 2010–11
- Liverpool Player of the Month Award (1): November 2011
- Lucas career stats at Soccerbase