David Luiz

2010 Soccer - Rio Ave at S. L. Benfica (1-2) - May 9, 2010

Luiz in 2010, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: David Luiz Moreira Marinho

Place of birth: Diadema, Brazil

Date of Birth: 22 April, 1987

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, African, possibly other]

David Luiz is a Brazilian professional footballer. Primarily a centre back and also a defensive midfielder, he plays for Flamengo. He has also been with Vitória, Benfica, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Arsenal, and the Brazil national team. On 23 May, 2014, he agreed to a transfer that would send him to Paris Saint-Germain for a reported fee of £50 million, a record for a defender. He is also a Portuguese citizen.

David was born in Diadema, São Paulo, to Ladislao and Regina Marinho. A picture of David with his parents can be seen here. He is a devout Evangelical Christian.

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