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Luisão

Luisão

Clubs: CA Juventus, Cruzeiro EC, SL Benfica

• Luisão – full name Anderson Luís da Silva - made his name with Cruzeiro, spending three seasons with the Belo Horizonte club and winning the Brazilian title in 2003.

• Joined Benfica in 2003 and won the Portuguese Cup at the end of his first season; proved to be a key figure under Giovanni Trapattoni in 2004/05 as the Eagles claimed their first domestic title in 11 years, making 29 appearances and scoring two goals.

• Made his debut for Brazil in 2001 and helped the Seleção to victory at the 2004 Copa América in Peru, playing in all six matches and scoring his first international goal in the final against Argentina; an unused squad member at the FIFA World Cups of 2006 and 2010 but played a prominent role in capturing the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup alongside Lúcio in central defence.

• A loyal servant to Benfica, he enjoyed an outstanding 2009/10 campaign under Jorge Jesus as the Eagles regained the Liga title and reached the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

• Completed 250 games for Benfica at the start of 2010/11, during which he replaced Nuno Gomes as the club's regular captain and scored a decisive goal against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg.

• Led the club to second-placed finishes in the league in 2011/12 and 2012/13, as well as to the 2013 UEFA Europa League final, where Benfica lost to Chelsea FC. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League: runner-up 2013 

Last updated: 08/07/13 14.58CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/05/2014 02:44 CET
18.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo2-1BenficaBenfica9000
25.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-1Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
31.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1BenficaBenfica9000
14.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira4500
22.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães0-1BenficaBenfica9000
28.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1BelenensesBelenenses9000
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril1-2BenficaBenfica9000
27.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0NacionalNacional9000
01.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica0-3BenficaBenfica9000
09.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundBenficaBenfica4-3SportingSporting12010
23.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0BragaBraga9000
01.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3BenficaBenfica9000
06.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-2AroucaArouca9000
15.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionOlhanenseOlhanense2-3BenficaBenfica9000
20.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal0-2BenficaBenfica9000
04.01.2014Portuguese CupFifth roundBenficaBenfica5-0Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
12.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0PortoPorto9000
19.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0MarítimoMarítimo9000
01.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente1-1BenficaBenfica9000
05.02.2014Portuguese CupQuarter-finalsPenafielPenafiel0-1BenficaBenfica9000
11.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0SportingSporting9000
16.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-2BenficaBenfica9000
24.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0GuimarãesGuimarães9000
02.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-1BenficaBenfica9000
09.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0EstorilEstoril9010
17.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional2-4BenficaBenfica9000
23.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-0AcadémicaAcadémica9000
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica9000
30.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-1BenficaBenfica9000
07.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica4-0Rio AveRio Ave8400
20.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0OlhanenseOlhanense9000
04.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1SetúbalSetúbal9000
18.05.2014Portuguese CupFinalBenficaBenfica1-0Rio AveRio Ave9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Luisão
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/02/1981 (33)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 193cm
  • Weight: 92kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    24/09/03: La Louvière 1-1 Benfica

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Benfica505
Total505
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Benfica585
Total585
Last updated: 15/05/2014 01:05 CET
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