David Luiz is a Brazilian footballer who is widely recognized as one of the best defenders in the history of the sport. After starting his professional club career with Vitoria back in 2006, he first came into the limelight through his consistently impressive performances for the Portuguese club Benfica. His skills soon caught the attention of premier league club Chelsea which signed him in 2011 for a transfer fee of €25 million. Continuing his impressive run, he remained a key player for the Chelsea club over the next four years before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2014 against a world record transfer fee of £50 million for a defender. After three years there, he rejoined Chelsea for another three years run and then moved to his current club, Arsenal, in 2019.
Aside from many accomplishments in his club career, David has made a name for himself in the international football as well by remaining a key player for Brazil’s national football team. His debut for the national team came back in 2010 and he has gone on to play over 50 games for his country. Lastly, coming towards the personal life of the football star, David Luiz was previously engaged to Portuguese doctor Sara Madeira but unfortunately, they called it off a few years later.
David Luiz Personal Details:
- Complete Name: David Luiz Moreira Marinho
- Nicknames: The Sheriff, The Geezer
- Date of Birth: April 22, 1987
- Birthplace: Diadema, State of São Paulo, Brazil
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Occupation: Professional Footballer
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Religion: Christianity
- Race/ Ethnicity: Multiracial
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
David Luiz Height Weight Body Measurements Facts
David Luiz Family Details:
- Father: Ladislao (School Teacher)
- Mother: Regina Marinho (School Teacher)
- Siblings: Isabelle Moreira Marinho (Sister)
- Spouse Name: Unmarried
- Children Name: None
David Luiz Relationships History:
- Sara Madeira – Doctor (2010-2016)
David Luiz Career Highlights:
- Current Club: Arsenal
- Playing Position: Centre back / defensive midfielder
- Shirt Number: 23
- Brazil National Team Debut: 2010
- First Film: There is No Tomorrow
David Luiz Distinctive Features:
- Tall Body Stature
- Voluminous Curly Hair
David Luiz Body Measurements:
Given below is the list of Brazilian football star David Luiz height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements statistics.
- Build: Athletic
- Height in Feet: 6′ 2½”
- Height in Centimeters: 189 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 86 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 189 pounds
- Chest Size: 40 inches
- Waist Size: 33 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 14 inches
- Feet/ Shoe Size: Unknown
David Luiz Interesting Facts:
- He considers Brazilian legend Kaka his role model.
- He captained the Brazilian national team in the semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup where they were defeated by Germany 7-1.
- In 2014, Paris Saint-Germain paid a £50 million transfer fee for him which was the highest transfer fee ever paid for a defender till then.
- David is a Portuguese citizen as well and was even offered to play for the Portugal national team but he chose to play for his native Brazil instead.