Monday, January 31, 2011


Full name - David Luiz Moreira Marinho
Date of birth - 22 April 1987 (age 23)
Place of birth - Diadema, Brazil
Height - 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position - Defender

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of defender David Luiz from Benfica for an undisclosed fee.Luiz, who has signed a five-and-a-half year contract, joins Chelsea as the third Brazilian in the current squad, linking up with former Benfica team-mate Ramires and fellow central-defender Alex.The deal will also take midfielder Nemanja Matic to Benfica in the summer, though the Serbian will remain a Chelsea player until his loan deal with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem is completed at the end of the season.

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