Lucas Evangelista

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Lucas Evangelista
Personal information
Full name Lucas Evangelista Santana de Oliveira
Date of birth (1995-05-06) 6 May 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Limeira, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 95
Youth career
2009–2012 Desportivo Brasil
2012–2013 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 São Paulo 19 (1)
2014– Udinese 2 (0)
National team
2014– Brazil U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2014

Lucas Evangelista Santana de Oliveira (born 6 May 1995) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Udinese as a central midfielder.


Desportivo Brasil[edit]

Lucas Evangelista started his career at Desportivo Brasil's youth team in 2009, the midfielder went on trial at Manchester United in 2012 [1] before moving to São Paulo that same year. [2]

São Paulo[edit]

Evangelista was promoted to Tricolor paulista in May 2013, after the club had been eliminated in 2013 Copa Libertadores. The club's president, Juvenal Juvêncio, along the coach of that time, Ney Franco, excluded seven players from the squad, promoting players from the youth team to the senior squad to replace them.[3] The midfielder made his debut in a 0-0 against Atlético Mineiro in June 2013.[4]

In August 11, 2013, he scored his first goal playing for São Paulo FC in a 1-2 defeat against Portuguesa de Desportos. Evangelista lobbed the player marking him and shot to beat Portuguesa's goalkeeper Lauro. Despite the team's crisis at the time, the youngster praised his first goal for the club, dedicating it to his father (it was Father's Day in Brazil that day), Jesus.[5]

After the 2013 season, Evangelista praised his chances at the club's senior team. He was quoted in Brazilian press as saying "At the beginning, when I was promoted, I was shocked. We are treated differently at youth level, but I have been gradually adapting to the team's style. We unfortunately didn't have a good year, but it was productive at a personal level."[6]

Udinese Calcio[edit]

On 28 August 2014, Evangelista joined Italian Serie A side, Udinese Calcio for 4 million euros.[7]


Brazil U20


External links[edit]

  • [1] (Portuguese)