Tuesday, January 25, 2011

David Luiz Moreira Marinho

Chelsea Set To Seal David Luiz Swoop

Brazilian footballer who plays for S.L. Benfica in the Portuguese first division, mainly as a central defender.A player with good physical ability and good technical skills, he can also be adapted to left back.

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
Club information
Current club        Benfica
Number              23

Youth career
1996–2005           Vitória

David arrived in Vitória at the age of 9 and started playing as a Defensive midfielder, almost leaving the club for his poor performances in that position. However, he was moved to central defence and adapted well.He made his debut in 2005 and made a brilliant performance in the 2-2 match against Santa Cruz for the 2006 Copa do Brasil. After the promotion of Vitória in the 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, in which David was the best player, he was loaned to Benfica in january.

According to many reports spreading like wildfire this morning, Chelsea are set to capture David Luiz within 48 hours.

Ancelotti himself admitted after the Bolton game that 'I think that we are trying to find a solution. He is a good player, a very good player, young, and now we have to wait and see.

According to a tweet from Oliver Kay at the Times, Benfica and Chelsea are now wrapping up the minor details of the transfer, which should be sealed at some point tonight or later tomorrow. And reports in Portugal have claimed that Chelsea and Benfica have finally settled on a £21.5m player-plus-cash deal.

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