César Cervo Luca
|Full name||César Vinicio Cervo de Luca|
|Date of birth||19 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2005||→ Catania (loan)||19||(0)|
|2009||→ Padova (loan)||37||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2014.
César fullname César Vinicio Cervo de Luca (born 19 May 1979) is a Brazilian football defender who currently plays for Italian Serie B side Virtus Entella. César also holds Italian nationality through descent.
Chievo and Catania
In January 2004, he was signed by Italian Serie A club Chievo on free transfer. He signed a 6 months contract with option to extend to 30 June 2007. In January 2005 he was loaned to Serie B club Catania along with Higo. Catania later bought him in co-ownership deal for €150,000. He followed the team promoted to Serie A and played his first Serie A match on 18 February 2007 against Fiorentina since he left Chievo 3 years before. That season he only played 8 Serie A matches. In June 2007, Chievo was announced to buy back the player from Catania through closed tender bid mediated by Lega Calcio, for €440,000. He was a regular starter for Chievo in 2007–08 Serie B, partnered with Davide Mandelli, winning the cadetto that season and promoted back to Serie A in 2008. With arrival of Santiago Morero and Mario Yepes, César became a backup again in 2008–09 Serie A.
In January 2009, he was loaned to Padova. He won Lega Pro Prima Divisione runner-up with team and promoted to Serie B. But Padova did not excise the rights to buy him in co-ownership deal. However, in July 2009 he was signed outright for free, agreed a 2-year contract.
- Serie B: 2008
- "Il Chievo fa un pieno di Brasile". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 10 January 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- Calcio Catania SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2007 (Italian)
- "Gli esiti delle compartecipazioni rossazzurre". Calcio Catania (in Italian). 20 June 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "DAL CHIEVO VERONA ARRIVA IL DIFENSORE CERVO DE LUCA CESAR VINICIO". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 9 January 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
- "PRESTITI, NON RISCATTATI CARBONE, CESAR, FACCHIN, FILIPPINI E PATRASCU". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
- A.C. Chievo Verona Srl bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010 (Italian)
- "CESAR RESTA A PADOVA A TITOLO DEFINITIVO". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 18 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.