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David Luiz Moreira Marinho was born on 22 April 1987, in Diadema, Brazil, to Regina and Ladislao Marinho. He is a Brazilian professional football player, best known as a central defender for the English club Chelsea, and a member of the Brazilian national team.
So just how loaded is David Luiz now? According to sources, Luiz has gathered a wealth of over $20 million, as of early 2017, largely through his football career which began in 1999.
David Luiz Net Worth $20 million
Luiz grew up in Brazil, along with his sister. His football career started in 1999 in his homeland, with the club Sao Paulo. He later played for the Brazilian club Vitoria, changing position from defensive midfielder to central defender.
In 2007 he joined the Portuguese club Benfica, signing a five-year, €1.5 million deal; his wealth began to grow. His best season came in 2009-2010, being the team’s vice-captain, and helping Benfica to win the Premier League as well as Taça da Liga. He earned the Portuguese Liga Player of the Year award that season. In 2009 the club sold 25% of Luiz’s economic rights to Benfica Stars Fund for €4.5 million, while also renewing his contract with a release clause of €50 million. Luiz’s five seasons with Benfica greatly contributed to his net worth.
In 2011 the player joined the English Premier League club Chelsea for a €25 million transfer fee, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract. He went on to have a brilliant performance in his first start for the team, a game against Fulham, gathering a large fan base and earning the Barclays Man of the Match award. His performances would earn him several more of these awards in the following games. Luiz helped Chelsea to win the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup in his first season, and then the UEFA Europa League in his second season. He achieved a great deal of popularity while with the team, and also earned considerable wealth.
In 2014 he was sold to the French club Paris Saint-Germain for a £50 million, which was a world-record transfer for a defender, signing a five-year deal with the team, which boosted his fortune. Luiz led PSG to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League group stage, and then captured the Ligue 1 championship, the Coupe de France, the Coupe de la Ligue and the Trophée des Champions in both seasons.
In 2016 he returned to Chelsea, on a £34 million transfer fee, signing a three-year contract with the team, further improving his net worth.
Speaking about his international career, Luiz joined Brazil’s national team in 2010 and captained them for the first time in 2012, defeating South Africa. The following year he helped his team to capture their fourth Confederations Cup title. He participated in Brazil’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well, in which they finished in fourth place. He was then named to Brazil’s squad for the 2015 Copa América, where his team was defeated by Paraguay and thus failed to reach the semi-finals.
When it comes to his personal life, Luiz hasn’t been married yet, and very little is known about his private life – there are no details known to the media about his current relationship status.