Lucas Leiva

1987 - Today

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Lucas Pezzini Leiva (born 9 January 1987), known as Lucas or Lucas Leiva (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈlukɐz ˈlejvɐ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Serie A club Lazio. 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 played 347 professional matches over the course of a decade, winning the League Cup in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucas Leiva has received more than 1,532,289 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Lucas Leiva is the 3,397th most popular soccer player (down from 2,711th in 2019), the 638th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 341st most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 3.42

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Among soccer players, Lucas Leiva ranks 3,397 out of 16,923Before him are Adam Nawałka, Paul Ince, Gerónimo Barbadillo, Donato Gama da Silva, Itzhak Shum, and Thomas Hitzlsperger. After him are Tom Florie, Gérard Delbeke, Dido Havenaar, Andriy Bal, Gianluigi Lentini, and Pedro Vallana.

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Among people born in 1987, Lucas Leiva ranks 93Before him are Eljero Elia, LiSA, Kevin Gameiro, John Obi Mikel, Riley Steele, and Nicole Aniston. After him are Özge Gürel, Mousa Dembélé, Antonio Adán, Gary Medel, Mackenzie Davis, and Moon Geun-young.

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Among people born in Brazil, Lucas Leiva ranks 638 out of 1,947Before him are Nenê (1981), Carlos Roberto Gallo (1956), Rodrygo (2001), Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (1976), Nélson Luís Kerchner (1962), and Donato Gama da Silva (1962). After him are Alexandre Levy (1864), Marcos Pontes (1963), Carlos Saldanha (1965), Marcelinho Paraíba (1975), Raul Boesel (1957), and Geraldo Alckmin (1952).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Lucas Leiva ranks 341Before him are Rildo da Costa Menezes (1942), Nenê (1981), Carlos Roberto Gallo (1956), Rodrygo (2001), Nélson Luís Kerchner (1962), and Donato Gama da Silva (1962). After him are Marcelinho Paraíba (1975), Mirandinha (1959), Luís Oliveira (1969), Alexandre Guimarães (1959), Rafael (1990), and Alessandro Santos (1977).

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