Lucas Leiva

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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Pezzini and the second is Leiva.
Lucas Leiva
Lazio team line-up before the Europa League match v Dynamo Kyiv (cropped).jpg
Lucas playing for Lazio FC
Personal information
Full name Lucas Pezzini Leiva[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lazio
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2005 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Grêmio 38 (4)
2007–2017 Liverpool 247 (1)
2017– Lazio 101 (2)
National team
2007 Brazil U20 9 (4)
2008 Brazil U23 7 (0)
2007–2013 Brazil 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:13, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Lucas Pezzini Leiva or Lucas Leiva[3] (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈlukɐz ˈlejvɐ]) (born 9 January 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Lazio.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
BrazilLeague Copa do Brasil League Cup South AmericaTotal
2005 Grêmio Série B 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2006 Série A 32 4 4 1 - - 36 5
2007 3 0 0 0 - 8 1 11 1
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2007/08 Liverpool Premier League 18 0 4 1 3 0 7 0 32 1
2008/09 25 1 2 0 2 1 10 1 39 3
2009/10
Country Brazil 40 4 4 1 - 8 1 52 5
England 43 1 6 1 5 1 17 1 71 4
Total 83 5 10 5 5 1 25 2 123 9

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
2007 1 0
2008 2 0
2009 1 0
Total 4 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. "Lucas Leiva". Premier League. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. "Volante brasileiro Lucas Leiva é apresentado com reforço da Lazio". Globoesporte.
  4. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Lucas Leiva". www.national-football-teams.com.