Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva

LFC Profile and Statistics

Midfielder (Centre)

Full Name: Lucas Pezzini Leiva
Born:9th January 1987 in Dourados, Brazil
Age: 37
Bought: 1st July 2007 from Gremio
Transfer Fee: £6,500,000

Sold: 18th July 2017 to Lazio
Fee Received: £5,000,000

All LFC Appearances: 345 LFC Goals: 7
Career Appearances: 383 Career Goals:12
Brazil Appearances: 24 Goals: 0
Previous Clubs: Gremio

Lucas Leiva Profile

Central midfielder Lucas signed for Liverpool from Gremio in July 2007 for a fee reported to be around £10M. He was handed his Liverpool debut when he was brought on as a sub agianst Toulouse on August 28th, 2007. He also made his international debut for Brazil coming on as a sub agianst Algeria in August 2007.

In his first season at Anfield Lucas made over 30 apprences with mixed reviews from the Anfield faithful, he scored his first goal agianst Havant And Waterlooville in the fa cup in early 2008. Lucas was also booed by some members of the anfield faithful during his first season when coming on as a sub.

Lucas went to the 2008 olympics with Brazil and won a bronze medal, Lucas racked up a further 39 apperances in the 2008/09 season scoring one goal in a 3-0 win agianst Newcastle and also playing an important role in the 4-1 win agianst Manchester United and the 5-1 win agianst Newcastle.

Xabi Alonso's depature to Real Madrid meant Lucas became a regular starter in the 2009/2010 season and won over many of his cricits at Anfield although many remian unconvinced, though Lucas was our young player of the season in 2009/10 and continues to progress.

Lucas begins the 2010/11 season with midfield competition from Steven Gerrard, Raul Meireles and Christian Poulsen.

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