Lucas Moura

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Lucas Moura
Lucas MouraPSG.jpg
Lucas training with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013
Personal information
Full name Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva
Date of birth (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2002 Juventus-SP
2002–2005 Corinthians
2005–2010 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 São Paulo 74 (19)
2013– Paris Saint-Germain 36 (3)
National team
2011 Brazil U20 9 (4)
2012 Brazil U23 5 (1)
2011– Brazil 31 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013

Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva (born 13 August 1992), known as Lucas or Lucas Moura, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national football team, as an attacking midfielder or winger.

Club career[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Lucas joined São Paulo FC in 2005 after playing for the youth teams of Clube Atlético Juventus and Corinthians. Lucas made his debut with the São Paulo first-team in 2010, scoring 4 goals and providing four assists in 25 appearances. In 2011, Lucas scored nine goals and provided four assists in 28 appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro and 13 goals and eight assists in all competitions.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

During the summer of 2012, both Manchester United and Internazionale were reported to be interested in signing Lucas.[2] On 8 August 2012, Paris Saint-Germain won the battle and announced the player would be moving to the club in January 2013. He would be the club's most expensive signing.[3] The transfer fee was reported to be in the region of €45m (£44.3).[4] It has also been announced that Lucas will wear the No. 29 shirt for the remainder of the season. On 11 January 2013 Moura made his debut against AC Ajaccio, but the match ended a 0–0 draw. He also played in the UEFA Champions League away at Valencia; PSG won the game 2–1, with Lucas assisting a goal.

For the 2014-15 season, following Jérémy Ménez's transfer to AC Milan, Lucas was handed the No. 7 shirt - same one used by the player when he played for São Paulo.

International career[edit]

Lucas was a frequent member of Brazil's Under-20 international side. In February 2011, Lucas was involved for Brazil in the Under-20 South American Championship where he scored a hat-trick in a 6–0 victory over Uruguay in the final. Lucas made his senior international debut for Brazil in friendly match against Scotland on 27 March 2011. On 28 September 2011, Lucas scored his first senior international goal for Brazil against Argentina.

2011 Copa América[edit]

Lucas was named in Mano Menezes' squad for the 2011 Copa América in Argentina. Lucas appeared in the group stage matches against Paraguay and Ecuador as a second half substitute on both occasions. Lucas did not feature in Brazil's penalty shoot-out defeat to Paraguay in the quarter-finals which eliminated Brazil from the competition.

2012 Olympics[edit]

Lucas was selected to compete for the Brazil Olympic football team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London along with club teammates Casemiro and Bruno Uvini. He appeared in three matches as a substitute, including the Gold medal match with Mexico, and started in the 3–0 group stage victory over New Zealand. Lucas was left out of the FIFA 2014 Brazilian squad by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Personal life[edit]

Lucas is a Christian, he frequently posts Bible verses and other statements of his faith on his Twitter account.[5][6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 March 2014.[7]
Club Season League Cup Continental Paulista Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2010 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4
2011 28 9 4 0 3 1 8 3 43 13
2012 21 6 9 2 9 2 21 6 60 16
Total 74 19 13 2 12 3 29 9 128 33
Paris Saint-Germain 2012–13 10 0 1 0 4 0 15 0
2013–14 26 3 6 0 8 0 40 3
Total 36 3 7 0 12 0 55 3
Career totals 110 22 20 2 24 3 29 9 183 36

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2011 10 1
2012 12 2
2013 9 1
Total 31 4

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Brazil's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 September 2011 Estádio Olímpico do Pará, Belém, Brazil  Argentina
1–0
2–0
2011 Superclásico de las Américas
2. 10 September 2012 Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil  China PR
3–0
8–0
Friendly
3. 11 October 2012 Swedbank Stadion, Malmö, Sweden  Iraq
6–0
6–0
Friendly
4. 9 June 2013 Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil  France
3–0
3–0
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo
Paris Saint-Germain

National team[edit]

Lucas (second from left), Neymar (extreme left) and Ganso (extreme right) with Dilma Rousseff after the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". Paris Saint-Germain Official Site. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "United crank up £30m Moura bid as Brazil ace expresses doubt over Sao Paulo future". Mail Online. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "PSG agree Moura deal". Sky Sports. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Manchester United 'target' Lucas Moura joins PSG in €40m deal". The Independent. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lucas Moura". 
  6. ^ "Lucas Moura". 
  7. ^ Lucas; PSG's official website

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