David Luiz: Family, Wife, FIFA, Injury & Net Worth

David Luiz Moreira Marinho or David Luiz is a legendary footballer who currently plays for the Brazilian sports club Flamengo.

A football enthusiast barely misses him as a wonderful world-class defending midfielder from Diadema, Brazil.

Moreover, Luiz started his career debuting from Esporte Clube Vitória in 2006 on Copa Do Brasil. Further, he debuted an international career for Brazil in 2010, earning 50 caps to date.

David has been performing for various clubs in different leagues with lots of energy. Indeed, his performance and determination have successfully won the heart of a football lovers worldwide. 

David Luiz
David Luiz

Likewise, Luiz possesses great character with the compassion of giving comfort with generous and kind nature. He has tasted great success as well as experienced bitter loss in his Career.

Let’s go through the detail of his early life, career, and net worth. But before that, we will quickly check some quick facts about him.

“Never ask for approval in your work. Life is your own, inspiration is your own, you create alone, and the results are your own – and that’s good enough.”                 

-David Luiz.

Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Luiz Moreira Marinho
Nick NameSideshow Bob, The Sherrif, The Geezer
Birth DateApril 22, 1987
Birth PlaceDiadema, Brazil
ReligionEvangelical Christian
EducationDropped out at age 14
Father’s NameLadislau Marinho
Mother’s NameRegina Celia Marinho
SiblingsIsabelle Moreira Marinho(Sister)
Age35 Years Old
Height1.89m (6 ft 2 inches)
Weight85 Kg
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusUnmarried
ChildrenDavid Luiz Jr. (Son)
GirlfriendSara Madeira( Ex-Girlfriend), Bruna Loureiro
ProfessionProfessional Soccer Player
Net Worth$64 Million
Followers        Instagram: 19.3 million, Twitter: 8.7 million
Career HistoryBrazil National Team, EC Vitória, Benfica, Chelsea, Paris SG, Arsenal
Current Team/ClubClube de Regatas do Flamengo(Joined on 11 September 2021)
PositionCenter Back, Defensive Mid Fielder, Full Back
Preferred FootRight (Capable of performing from both)
Kit Number23
Current Market Value$7.25 Million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Merch Funko Pop, Jersey, Shirt
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

David Luiz | Early Life, Parents & Ethnicity

David Luiz, the footballer, was born on April 22, 1987, in Diadema, Brazil, to his father, Ladislau Marinho, and mother, Regina Celia Marinho.

Luiz grew up with his sister Isabelle Moreira Marinho as his parents’ second child and only son.

His parents were retired teachers, whereas his dad Ladislau was also a former amateur footballer.

Being a footballer, he wanted his son to play football and did everything for David’s bright career.

David Luiz with Ladislau Marinho(Father) and Regina Celia Marinho(Mother)

During the athlete’s childhood, he used to be a camera boy and hang around with his best friend, Thiago Silva.

The footballer and Thiago were good neighbors and friends who later developed an interest in football.

Both David and Thiago also performed mascot duties together for Brazil’s National team.

Later, David was indulged in the Sau Paulo youth academy, where he faced difficulties starting his youth career.

David got a Salvador-based club, Vitoria, after being released from Sau Paulo due to his poor performance in important matches.

Moreover, his success in Salvador took the attention of the Portuguese club Benfica, which became the gateway to the European club.

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Winning the hearts of family members, he also loves to spend quality time with his family. David considers Kaká as his football idol as they share the same birthday.

The Brazillian player possesses the skin tone of his mom and the looks like his dad. In terms of his ethnicity, he belongs to the Portuguese-Afro-Brazilian ethnicity.

David Luiz | Age, Body Measurements & Nationality

According to David’s birth date, April 22, 1987, he is currently 35 years old.

Furthermore, he has tall physic with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs around 85 kilograms.

The midfielder’s body possesses an athletic build, which defines his built to perform in sports.

With voluminous curly hair and imposing stature, he has body measurements of the following size:

Chest: 42 inches, Biceps: 14 inches, & Waist: 33 inches.

David Luiz in Arsenal's Jersey
David Luiz in Arsenal’s Jersey

By his birth chart, his horoscope is Taurus and consists of those characters which his horoscope defines.

Taurus is the reliable, practical, devoted, and responsible kind who harvests the fruit of labor.

In terms of Nationality, David Luiz is a Brazilian national by birth as he was born in Diadema, Sau Paulo, Brazil.

Moreover, he also got Portuguese citizenship at the time when he was at the Portuguese club Benfica.

Though David acquired Portuguese citizenship and got offered to play from Portugal’s national team, he chose and plays from Brazil’s national team.

David Luiz | Football Career

David Luiz started his early football career at Sau Paulo youth academy in Brazil. He was trained by Sau Paulo academy and was released from the club later at age 14 regarding performance issues.

Being released from the club was the hardest moment in life for the young athlete. However, he debuted for Vitoria in 2006 and adopted performing as a central defender.


Benfica became David’s first European club, where he debuted on January 30, 2007, with Ricardo Rocha’s replacement.

He was transferred from his previous club Vitoria on loan to play as a central midfielder.

In 10 appearances at the end of the season, the Brazillian was permanently on the team with a $1.81 million transfer fee.

David was signed for five years contract and played eight matches, with the first goal against Sporting CP in Guadinia Trophy.

The athlete became vice-captain of the team with a total appearance in 49 matches scoring three goals in the 2009-2010 season.

In the same year, David won Portuguese player of the year as Benfica won the tournament after five years.


David Luiz moved to Chelsea with a 5-year contract for $30.16 million on January 31, 2011.

He made his first premier league debut from Chelsea on February 6 against Liverpool, facing a 1-0 defeat.

The player scored his first goal for Chelsea against Manchester United on March 1, which led to a 2-1 victory.

Likewise, on March 20, he contributed a heading goal against Manchester City, which gave him man of the match and Premier League player of the month and his team a 2-0 victory.

David Luiz in Chelsea's Jersey
David Luiz in Chelsea’s Jersey

In season 2011-12, he scored a goal from 15 yards breaking dreadlock against Bayer Leverkusen in UEFA Champions League group match and scored in a penalty shootout against Fulham.

Chelsea got the victory; however, The footballer missed to play three matches of the season 2011-12 due to a knee injury.

On February 5, 2012, he scored against Manchester united to put Chelsea ahead 3-0; however, the match was tied later with a 3-3.

Similarly, on February 25, he contributed to Chelsea’s 3-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers by scoring the magnificent curled goal.

Champion League and Silver Ball Win

During the champions league round of 16, Chelsea faced Napoli, where David helped Chelsea win the tie with an aggregate 4-1 win.

He played the champions league final against Bayern Munich and converted the penalty shootout into a goal, leading Chelsea to gain a Champions League victory.

David was awarded the silver ball after his performance as a defensive midfielder. Likewise, he was chosen man of the match against Aston Villa with (an 8-0) victory.

On April 17, 2013, he scored in a match against Fulham and matched against Basel in the Europa league Semi-final, where he scored from both legs.

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Return to Chelsea

On June 13, 2014, David Luiz was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain. However, in August 2016, he returned to Chelsea again.

On January 13, 2017, David scored his first goal for the season against Liverpool with a free-kick. Luiz was named in the PFA Team of the year for 2016-17.

Furthermore, in the 2017-18 Premier League, he scored a goal against Burnley. However, they got a 3-2 defeat in that match.

David scored the winning goal against Manchester City and Totten ham hotspur in the 2018/19 premier league. In Contrast, Chelsea won the UEFA Europa Final 2018/19 against Arsenal with a 4-1.

Paris Saint-Germain

David Luiz went to Paris Saint-Germain for a massive transfer fee of $68.36 Million (A world record transfer for defending midfielder) on June 13, 2014.

He made his PSG debut on August 16, 2014, against Bastia.

In the champions’ League group stage, PSG made victory against Barcelona with a 3-2, where David contributed the first goal.

As a result, he got in the FIFA World Team of the Year at the 2014 Ballon d’Or Awards.

David Luiz is Playing for Paris Saint-Germain
David Luiz is Playing for Paris Saint-Germain

Also, PSG won a treble of the League 1 Championship, the Coupe de France, and the Trophee des champions in his first and second seasons.


David Luiz signed an Arsenal contract from Chelsea on August 8, 2019, at a transfer fee of $10.94 million. Furthermore, he scored his first goal for Arsenal against AFC Bournemouth with a 1-0 on October 6, 2019.

David recorded his first assists for Arsenal against the match with Everton. Meanwhile, in 2019 he was the first player to conceive excess red card due to his error in premier league matches.

David also became a player to concede the most penalty in a single season as he gave away penalties to Watford at the last match of the season with a total count of 5 penalty giveaways.

Also, he got listed as the starter player for the final against Chelsea in the FA Cup, where Arsenal won the cup.

David Luiz posing with Arsenal's kit
David Luiz posing with Arsenal’s kit

Meanwhile, on August 29, 2020, David Luiz scored the 4th penalty shootout against Liverpool, which led to victory in the 2020 FA Community Shield.

On November 29, 2020, he was injured in a severe head collision with Raul Jimenez.


David Luiz signed a 15-month contract with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo on September 11, 2021, returning to Brazil after spending almost 15 years playing for the football club in Europe.

International Career

David Luiz played for Brazil’s under-20 national team in 2007 at the FIFA Under-20 World cup.

Later in 2010, he was picked up for the senior Brazilian national team after an outstanding Benfica performance.

On September 7, 2012, David was the captain in the match against South Africa, where Brazil won 1-0. Later, In FIFA Confederation Cup 2013, he was selected for the final match against Spain.

David Luiz Kissing Confederation Cup
David Luiz Kissing Confederation Cup

“Brazil Won FIFA Confederation Cup 2013 along with David’s Spectacular goal-line clearance from Pedro’s shot.”

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil, David was included in the squad. There Luiz scored his first international goal against Chile in the Round of 16.

He scored the winning goal against Colombia from 35 yards away in the quarter-final.

He was given the captain’s responsibility in the semi-final match against Germany as Thiago Silva was suspended.

Brazil faced a humiliating 7-1 defeat ever in the world cup semi-final against Germany and continued losing to the Netherlands for third place.

David Luiz was in Brazil’s Squad in the 2015 Copa America Cup in Chile and was knocked out by Paraguay in Quarter-Finals.

On November 13, 2015, in the World cup qualification draw against Argentina, David received his first-ever international career red card.

You can check out David Luiz’s all FIFA cards on the Futhead website.

How many trophies has David Luiz won? Awards and Achievements

  • Champions league Winner-2011/2012
  • Footballer of the year-2010
  • Portuguese League Cup Winner-2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
  • Portuguese Champion-2009/10
  • English FA Cup Winner-2012, 2018, 2020
  • French Cup Winner: 2014/15, 2015/16
  • French League Cup Winner-2014/2015, 2015/16
  • Europa League Winner-2012/13, 2018/19
  • Confederation Cup- 2013
  • English Champion-2017
  • French Super Cup Winner-2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
  • English Super Cup Winner-2021

David Luiz | Personal Life & Net Worth

Besides being a great defending midfielder, David Luiz is also a great believer. He keeps a great faith in the devotion of Jesus.

David is down to earth with comical and supportive nature. The stellar player loves to spend quality time with his parents and sister, Isabelle.

“My faith gives me the belief that I can go out and perform and improve as a player. It gives me strength and inspiration. “Everything in life belongs to God.”

David has dated his ex-girlfriend Sara Maderia, whom he met while he was playing for Benfica. Sara Maderia is David’s only son David Luiz Jr; meanwhile, they broke up in 2016.

David Luiz with his Son David Luiz Jr
David Luiz with his Son David Luiz Jr

However, David started his new session of life, proposing to his new girlfriend, Bruna Loureiro. They have been dating since 2016.

In the 2014 movie “There is no tomorrow,” he has also appeared to play the role of himself. Besides, “There is no Tomorrow” is a TV documentary movie.

In terms of Net Worth, David Luiz has an estimated Net Worth of $65 million, contributed by his football career. In addition, his annual income is $8 million from his present club.

He owns a luxurious mansion in London, England, which was featured on MTV Cribs as he gave viewers a tour of his mansion.

David Luiz is also a car enthusiast and owns many cars in his collection. His car collection has Mercedes GLE Class, BMW, Audi RS4, and Ferrari California T.

In contrast, David Luiz owns a very luxurious and prestigious lifestyle.

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Social Media Presence

David Luiz has a tremendous fan following on his social media, Twitter and Instagram. He is available on Instagram as davidluiz_4 with massive 19.3 million fan followers.

David Luiz crying
David Luiz crying Brazil after they had a 7-1 defeat against Germany

At the same time, he is also available on Twitter with the name @davidluiz4 and has 8.7million followers.

Thus, David keeps his followers updated about his personal life, Professional life, Training section, and workout plans.

David Luiz | FAQs

When will David Luiz’s contract expire with Arsenal?

David Luiz’s contract with Arsenal expired on June 30, 2021.

Why was David Luiz crying during the farewell speech?

David Luiz gave an emotional farewell speech crying as he had to leave the Arsenal club and his teammates.

Why did David Luiz leave Chelsea?

David Luiz left Chelsea to join Arsenal because of ambition and to experience a new challenge.

How many red cards have David Luiz in his career?

According to reports, David Luiz has had four red cards in his career to date.

What is David Luiz’s market value?

According to the TransferMarkt website, David Luiz’s current market value is €3.00m.

Also, you can find the latest news, career stats, transfers, and much more information on the Transfer Markt website.

Do David Luiz and Luis Suarez play for the same team?

No, David Luiz plays for the  Brazilian sports club Flamengo whereas Luis Suarez plays for the Spanish club Atlético Madrid.

What happened between David Luiz and Kieran Tierney?

Tierney threw a temper tantrum during the Arsenal practice sessions after Luiz called him out for using two touches in a one-touch rondo drill.

As a result, frustrated Kieran kicked a football coming his way to let out his anger. 

Were David Luiz and Mason Mount teammates?

Yes, the footballers were teammates when they both played for Chelsea. Not to mention, Mount is a big fan of Luiz and has looked up to him since he was a kid. 

Why is David Luiz wearing a headband?

David Luiz is wearing a headband because he sustained an injury after a clash of heads with Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020.

What haircut does David Luiz have?

David Luiz is very famous for his different hairstyles and haircuts. Luiz keeps changing it according to his mood. However, he is best known for his massive Sideshow Bob hairstyle. 

(Make sure to comment down below if any information goes missing. We are ready to update in case of useful information.)

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