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David Luiz

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David Luiz Moreira Marinho (born 22 April 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Flamengo. He is primarily a centre back but can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder. Luiz is noted for his strong presence on the pitch as well as his specialty in taking free-kicks.After starting out at Vitoria, David Luiz moved to Benfica, remaining with the club for five seasons (three complete). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Luiz has received more than 6,383,387 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). David Luiz is the 557th most popular soccer player (up from 1,134th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 269th in 2019) and the 60th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 67

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  • 3.57

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Among soccer players, David Luiz ranks 557 out of 16,880Before him are Masao Uchino, Giorgio Chiellini, Hugo Meisl, Ally McCoist, Igor Belanov, and Domingos da Guia. After him are Ahmed Faras, Bixente Lizarazu, Héctor Rial, Roger Hunt, Akira Matsunaga, and Ali Sami Yen.

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Among people born in 1987, David Luiz ranks 12Before him are Gerard Piqué, Sebastian Vettel, Samir Nasri, Zac Efron, Arturo Vidal, and Lee Min-ho. After him are Gonzalo Higuaín, Cesc Fàbregas, Elliot Page, Sami Khedira, Maria Sharapova, and Tom Felton.

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Among people born in Brazil, David Luiz ranks 148 out of 2,067Before him are Olavo de Carvalho (1947), Zé Roberto (1974), Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811), Milton Nascimento (1942), Domingos da Guia (1912), and Gal Costa (1945). After him are Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves (1848), Hélio Gracie (1913), Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli (1910), Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará (1875), Carlos Marighella (1911), and Rogério Ceni (1973).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, David Luiz ranks 60Before him are Raí (1965), Aldair (1965), Oscar (1954), Thiago Silva (1984), Zé Roberto (1974), and Domingos da Guia (1912). After him are Rogério Ceni (1973), Júlio César (1979), Everaldo (1944), Félix Miélli Venerando (1937), Carlos José Castilho (1927), and Clodoaldo (1949).

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