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Filipe Luis, a representative of the national football team of Brazil, has grabbed attention from the world of football lovers for his displays in the role of a left-back. Besides playing internationally, he also plays for Spanish giants Atlético Madrid.
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Known for his energetic approach and tactical awareness, Filipe Luis has spent most of his career in Spain as a result of his club stints. For instance, he spent four seasons at Deportivo. Then, he joined Atlético Madrid, winning many trophies, including La Liga championship in 2014. Eventually, he went to Chelsea in for s sum of £15.8 million. And, he helped them win Premier League as well as League Cup. However, he again came back to Atlético after just a year.
Simultaneously, Filipe Luis debuted for Brazil in the year 2009. Eventually, he earned himself more than 30 caps. Besides, he represented Brazil at Confederations Cup 2013, and Copa América 2015, grabbing a win in the first.
Filipe Luis started his youth career at Figueirense in 1995 and stayed there till 2004. There, he played the role of an attacking midfielder. Next, he joined AFC Ajax in 2004, and played in European football for the first time. However, he remained a reserve for the entire season, and received his two call-ups for the senior team for Eredivisie and UEFA Cup, against FC Den Bosch and AJ Auxerre respectively. However, he stayed outside the field for both. Even though he did not participate in any competitive game, Filipe Luis credited Ajax for teaching him the game’s tactical aspects. Afterwards, Filipe Luis was signed with Rentistas. From there, he went to the B-team of Real Madrid in August 2005 on loan; he spent the whole season there, but the move did not become permanent. H then went to Deportivo on loan.
Filipe Luis first joined Deportivo de La Coruña in August 2006 on loan, while being registered under Rentistas, with an option for buy-out worth $2.2 million. While he did not get the chance to play in the first season, an extension of his loan by one year took place, with the same clause of buy-out; in 2007–08, he joined the team as a first choice. Filipe Luis signed a contract of five years with Deportivo in June 2008. In his first season as a full-time player, he scored 2 goals in 38 league matches.
After Luiz netted the opening goal Athletic Bilbao in a league match he had a severe injury to the right fibula. Amazingly enough, he managed to return to the field, within only four months. Then, he played in a 1–0 home victory over RCD Mallorca.
In July 2010, Filipe Luis joined Atlético Madrid on a five-year contract; the transfer fee remained undisclosed, though it reportedly reached 12- 13.5 million EUR. He officially debuted for the team in September against Real Zaragoza. In the first season, he scored the first goal for Atletico in April 2011, in a 3–0 victory against Real Sociedad; then, in January 2013, he scored his second goal in a 2–0 loss of Real Betis in Copa del Rey. Additionally, he played the entire final match, facing Real Madrid, ending the match with a 2–1 win. Filipe Luis’s first appearances came in the UEFA Champions League 2013–14, as he helped his team gain the top position in Group G, as he scored one goal in a 4–0 win over FK Austria Wien. Eventually, he established himself as a player with a substantial role to play in the big tournaments.
In July 2014, Chelsea and Atlético came to an agreement upon the transfer of Luiz in exchange for a fee of £15.8 million. Ultimately, the player signed a contract for three years. Then, Filipe Luis debuted in a pre-season friendly match against Wolfsberger AC, in July 2014. He debuted officially in the team’s third league game at Everton in August 2014. Then, his first start came in a September match, which ended in a 1–1 draw with FC Schalke. Eventually, he scored his first and only goal for the team in December 2014, as he converted a free-kick in a 3–1 victory at Derby County, in League Cup quarter-final. In July, coach José Mourinho confirmed that the player would leave the club within a year. During his time, Chelsea’s successes included the Premier League in 2014–15 and the EFL Cup in 2014–15.
In July 2015, Filipe Luis came back to Atlético Madrid, signing a contract of four years. The fee remained undisclosed. He returned to the field for the Spanish team in August in a 1–0 win against UD Las Palmas. Soon, he followed it up with his first goal after his return in a 3–0 success in January, which was a reverse fixture. Then, in January 2016, the player had to leave the field in a match against Barcelona because of his challenge on the opponent’s lead player, Lionel Messi. Subsequently, he received a three-match ban. After he collided with Eder of FC Lokomotiv Moscow in March 2018, he broke his left leg’s fibula during a Europa League draw, As a result, he had to stay out for the rest of the season, even missing the World Cup 2018 squad.
During his tenure, Atletico managed to win several titles. Besides being the runner-up team in the UEFA Champions League in 2013–14 and 2015–16, and well as in the Supercopa de España of 2013, their success included the following:
In August 2009, Filipe Luis received his first call-up to join Brazil, in a friendly game opposite Estonia. But, in the August game, he did not leave the bench. Eventually, he debuted in a qualifying match of World Cup 2010, opposite Venezuela, in October. He became part of the squad which won the Confederations Cup 2013. In October 2014, during the Superclásico de las Américas, he played in a 2–0 win over Argentina. Additionally, he played in the entire Copa América 2015 campaign, til the team got knocked out in 2015. Then, in November 2015, he made his first goal for the nation in a 3–0 loss of Peru in the World Cup qualifier 2018. During his tenure, Brazil biggest success has been the Confederations Cup in 2013.
Luis was born in Jaraguá do Sul, a city in the Santa Catarina state of Brazil. His maternal, as well as paternal grandparents, were European immigrants, and they had come to Santa Catarina, where the player was born. In fact, his paternal grandfather had left Poland in the time of WW-II. The player has an Italian ancestry. Now, he is married to Patricia Kasmirski. With her, he has two children: a boy named Tiago and a girl named Sara, born in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Filipe Luis’ current market value is £9 million. It has declined from his highest market value of £22.50m, which he acquired in July 2016.
For his stunning performances which have led to many team win and great displays, Filipe Luis has amassed a number of individual honours, including: