David Luiz Biography

( 1987 - )
February 25, 2019
First published on:April 23, 2018
by John Max

Facts of David Luiz

Date of Birth: 1987, April 22
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name David Luiz Moreira Marinho
Birth Place Diadema, Brazil
Famous Name David Luiz
Father Ladislau Marinho
Mother Regina Celia Marinho
Net Worth Above $25 million
Salary £6 million which he earns as annual salary
Nationality Brazilian
Currently Working For Chelesea FC
Girlfriend Sara Madeira
Boyfriend No
Religion Christian
Tatto(s) Unknown

David Luiz Moreira Marinho famously known as David Luiz is a professional football player who plays as a center back and occasionally as a  defensive midfielder for Brazilian National Team and English Premier League club, Chelsea FC. Apart from playing for English giant, Chelsea, he also has played for the Portuguese football club, SL Benfica and the French professional football club, Paris Saint Germain Football Club.


Luiz played for Brazil in their youth team and made his senior debut for Brazil in 2010 as well as was the part of the Brazilian team that won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Luiz also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and  Copa America in 2011 and 2015.

David Luiz’s Net worth and Salary

Being one of the highest paid defenders in football, David Luiz's net worth is assumed to be above $25 million

As of 2019, his annual salary is around £6 million with a weekly salary of around £120,000 which he receives from playing for Chelsea club. His weekly wage while playing for PSG was reported to be about £70,000 in 2015.

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He has a market worth in the region of €25 million as of December 2018.

Luiz has a house in Diadema, Brazil and owns several cars. Some of his cars are a Khaki Green Mercedes Benz AMG G 63 worth around £135,000,  a black Range Rover Sport, and various Audis and Ferraris etc.

Besides, he has invested in a business like a restaurant as well as “Fat Luiz Burger”. He has his own vodka brand and a top-selling perfume.

David Luiz’s Personal Life

Currently, 30, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around  84 kg. He cites Kaka as his inspiration while growing up and is a devout Christian.

It is reported that he is engaged to childhood sweetheart, Sara Madeira. The couple has been together since Luiz played for Benfica and his girlfriend is a huge supporter of Benfica.

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Sara is a dental specialist.

During his baptism at the Pentecostal Hillsong Church, he vowed not to have sex before marriage. However, he denied the claims that he is a virgin.

David Luiz’s Early Career

David Luiz was born to mother, Regina Celia Marinho, and father, Ladislau Marinho on April 22, 1987, in Diadema, Brazil. He holds a Brazilian nationality. He is the second child of his parents and has an elder sister named Isabella Moreira Marinho.

He also had a best friend named Thiago Silva in his childhood who is now the teammate in the Brazilian team. Their parents were neighbors.

He was interested in playing football since his early days as a child and joined the youth ranks of Brazilian football clubs of Sao Paulo and Vitoria.

David Luiz’s Career

After playing for the junior team of Vitoria, he joined the main team in 2006 and made his debut against Santa Cruz as well as scored his first and the only goal against Clube Atletico do Porto on 3 September 2006.

He was the part of the team that went on to win the Campeonato  Baiano in 2005 and 2007 and was transferred to Portuguese Club, SL Benfica for the 2007 season.

After being a permanent player for Benfica, he signed a five-year contract worth 1.5  million and scored his first goal against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

He won as the part of the team of Benfica the Primeira Liga in 2009/10 and Luiz was named Portuguese Liga Player of the year ahead of Angel Di Maria.

Luiz signed a five and a half year contract with the English Premier football club, Chelsea FC for a transfer fee of € 25 million in 2011 and made his Premier League debut against Liverpool on 6 February 2011 by replacing Jose Bosingwa.

He was the part of victorious Chelsea squad that won the UEFA  Champions League in 2011/12.

The defender then signed with the French top tier football club, Paris Saint  Germain for an estimated record fee for any defender worth £50 million in the summer of 2014.

He made his debut for the club against in August 2016 and scored his first goal against Evian on 19 January 2015.

Luiz was the part of the team that went to win Ligue 1 2014/15 and 2015/16.

He is currently playing for his former club, Chelsea FC that signed him to a three-year contract deal for a reported fee £34 million.

Luiz made his debut for Chelsea against Liverpool on 16 September 2016 when John Terry was absent for 10 days. And scored his first goal against the same team on 31 January 2017.

He was the part of the successful squad that went on to win the English Premier League title in 2016/17.

David Luiz’s  International Career

After playing for Brazil in their U20 teams, he played at the FIFA U 20  World Cup in 2007 and made his senior international debut for Brazil in 2010 and scored his first international goal for Brazil led by Thiago Silva against Chile during FIFA World Cup 2014 at the round of 16 phase.

Overall he has appeared in 56 games and scored 3 goals for Brazilian football since making his international debut in 2010.


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