Started his successful journey in soccer as a defensive midfielder in Internacional, moving to the right-back position in 1984 by late coach, Ênio Andrade. Having changed his position, Winck quickly improved his performance, winning the most important award in Brazil run by sports' magazine Placar (Bola de Prata) as the best player in his position that year (he would conquer the prize again in 1987).
As well as his involvement at the Olympics, Luís Carlos Winck appeared for the full Brazilian national team. He was capped 19 times, from April 1985 to June 1993, but was never part of a World Cup squad. He was selected for the Copa América in 1993. He scored twice for his country, once against Mexico in 1988, and once against the USA in 1993.