Luiz Gustavo

  • Date of birth : 23/07/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Luiz Gustavo

Luiz Gustavo

Clubs: Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, Clube de Regatas Brasil, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, FC Bayern München

• Comfortable at the back or as a defensive midfielder, Luiz Gustavo had played a handful of matches in the Brazilian second tier when Hoffenheim − then in the 2. Bundesliga − secured his signature in August 2007.

• Initially a loan move, the deal became permanent at the end of a 2007/08 season in which he made 27 league appearances as Hoffenheim won promotion to the top flight as runners-up to VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.

• Prominent again in 2008/09 as Hoffenheim took the Bundesliga by storm, leading the way for over half of the season before falling away and finishing seventh. Scored his first goals in German football during the 2010/11 campaign, his last effort for Hoffenheim coming on his 99th and final league appearance for the club − in a 2-2 draw with VfL Wolfsburg on 18 December 2010.

• Joined Bayern in early January 2011 for a reported fee of €15m, making his debut as a substitute against Wolfsburg in the first match after the winter break.

• Came on for the final minute of Bayern's victory against Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final, having not been in the squad for the showpiece 12 months earlier on home turf versus Chelsea FC. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2012; winner 2013

Last updated: 05/06/13 13.26CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/04/2014 02:17 CET
02.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil2-2EnglandEngland4600
09.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil3-0FranceFrance8100
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-0BrazilBrazil5600
17.08.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg4-0SchalkeSchalke7600
24.08.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg6400
14.09.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen3-1WolfsburgWolfsburg8500
24.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundWolfsburgWolfsburg2-0AalenAalen9000
28.09.2013German BundesligaBayernBayern1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
05.10.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg0-2BraunschweigBraunschweig9000
20.10.2013German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
26.10.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0BremenBremen9000
02.11.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
09.11.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1DortmundDortmund9000
23.11.2013German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
29.11.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1HamburgHamburg9000
04.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1FC Ingolstadt 04FC Ingolstadt 049000
08.12.2013German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-3WolfsburgWolfsburg7301
14.12.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-1StuttgartStuttgart9000
22.12.2013German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
25.01.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-3HannoverHannover9000
01.02.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
08.02.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0MainzMainz9010
12.02.2014German DFB CupQuarter-finalsHoffenheimHoffenheim2-3WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
16.02.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
22.02.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9010
02.03.2014German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim6-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
15.03.2014German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
22.03.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1AugsburgAugsburg9000
25.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
29.03.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9000
05.04.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
12.04.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg4-1NürnbergNürnberg8400
15.04.2014German DFB CupSemi-finalsDortmundDortmund2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
19.04.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Luiz Gustavo
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 23/07/1987 (26)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Wolfsburg ( GER)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    23/02/11: Internazionale 0-1 Bayern

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Last updated: 12/09/2013 11:53 CET
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