César Cervo Luca

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Personal information
Full name César Vinicio Cervo de Luca
Date of birth (1979-05-19) 19 May 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Virtus Entella
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Fluminense 97 (8)
2004–2005 Chievo 7 (1)
2005 Catania (loan) 19 (0)
2005–2007 Catania 37 (1)
2007–2009 Chievo 39 (4)
2009 Padova (loan) 37 (0)
2009–2011 Padova 36 (0)
2011 Juve Stabia 1 (0)
2012 Cremonese 14 (0)
2012– Virtus Entella 76 (5)
* 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.[1]


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, César started his career with hometown club Fluminense.

Chievo and Catania[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5] However, in July 2009 he was signed outright for free,[6] agreed a 2-year contract.[7]



  1. ^ a b "Il Chievo fa un pieno di Brasile". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 10 January 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Calcio Catania SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2007 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Gli esiti delle compartecipazioni rossazzurre". Calcio Catania (in Italian). 20 June 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "DAL CHIEVO VERONA ARRIVA IL DIFENSORE CERVO DE LUCA CESAR VINICIO". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 9 January 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "PRESTITI, NON RISCATTATI CARBONE, CESAR, FACCHIN, FILIPPINI E PATRASCU". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  6. ^ A.C. Chievo Verona Srl bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010 (Italian)
  7. ^ "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. 

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