Winner of the Champions League in 2012 and the Europa League in 2013 with Chelsea, and the Confederations Cup in 2013 with Brazil, David Luiz is a powerful, physical defender.

David Luiz enjoyed an excellent 2013-14 season, reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League and finishing 3rd in the English league.

David Luiz Moreira Marinho was born in Diadema in 1987. In 2001 he joined the Esporte Club Vitoria, in Salvador de Bahia, where, after emerging from the youth academy, he began his professional career in 2005-06.

Transferred in 2007 to Benfica, he quickly made a name for himself in the centre of defence, being named the Portuguese league's Player of the Year in 2009-10.