Filipe Luís lining up for Brazil in 2014
|Full name||Filipe Luís Kasmirski|
|Date of birth||9 August 1985|
|Place of birth||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2005–2006||Real Madrid B||37||(0)|
|2006–2010||Deportivo La Coruña||111||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.
A player of tireless approach, he played most of his professional career in Spain, most notably for Deportivo de La Coruña, which he represented four seasons, and Atlético Madrid, winning domestic and continental honours with the latter.
Filipe Luís earned his first cap for the Brazil national team in 2009. He was part of the squad which won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil, and also represented the nation at the 2015 Copa América.
Filipe Luís was born in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina. Coming from Figueirense FC as an attacking midfielder, he had his first taste of football in Europe with AFC Ajax in 2004, spending one full season there. Despite never playing a first-team match for Ajax, he credits the Dutch club for helping him learn tactical aspects of the game, as well as aiding his development by allowing him to train with players such as Rafael van der Vaart and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
In August 2006, Filipe Luís signed for Deportivo de La Coruña, with a buy-out option of €2.2 million. He did not have many opportunities in his first season, but his loan was extended for a further year with the same buy-out clause; in the 2007–08 campaign, after first-choice Joan Capdevila's departure to Villarreal CF, he went on to establish himself as first-choice left-back.
On 23 January 2010, immediately after netting the opener in a league game against Athletic Bilbao (eventual 3–1 home win), Filipe Luís sustained a horrific injury to his right fibula, after opposing goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz landed on his leg – again, he had played all the matches and minutes during the campaign, and Deportivo stood fourth in the table. Amazingly, he returned to action after less than four months, appearing in the second half of the club's 1–0 home win against RCD Mallorca and being involved in the play which led to Riki's goal; the Galicians finished in tenth position.
On 23 July 2010, Filipe Luís signed for five years with Atlético Madrid for an undisclosed fee, reported to have reached €12 or 13.5 million. His official debut came on 26 September at home against Real Zaragoza, and he set up compatriot Diego Costa for the game's only goal, receiving Man of the match accolades.
In his first season, Filipe Luís constantly fought for first-choice status with youth graduate Antonio López. On 10 April 2011 he scored his first goal for Atlético, in a 3–0 home win against Real Sociedad. On 17 January 2013, Filipe Luís scored the second goal in a 2–0 defeat of Real Betis for the Copa del Rey. He also played the full 90 minutes in the final against Real Madrid, which ended with a 2–1 win at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Filipe Luís made his first appearances in the UEFA Champions League in the 2013–14 edition, helping the Colchoneros secure first place in Group G by scoring once in a 4–0 home routing against FK Austria Wien. During the league campaign he was part of a stellar backline that only conceded 26 goals in 38 games as Atlético won the league title for the first time in 18 years; additionally, he featured in ten contests in the Champions League, including the 1–4 final loss to Real Madrid in Lisbon.
On 16 July 2014, Chelsea and Atlético Madrid agreed a fee of £15.8 million for the transfer of Filipe Luís, subject to personal terms. The player signed a three-year contract, on 18 July 2014. He said: "This move is a dream come true for me. I now have the opportunity to play for Chelsea, and also in the Premier League. I’m very happy and looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team during the coming seasons".
Filipe Luís made his debut in a pre-season friendly against Wolfsberger AC, on 23 July 2014. His squad number was confirmed as 3, replacing Ashley Cole who moved to AS Roma soon before Filipe Luís' arrival. In Chelsea's first match of the league season, away to Burnley, Filipe Luís was an unused substitute with César Azpilicueta playing at left back. He expressed that he was content to be second choice behind Azpilicueta if Chelsea were playing well, comparing his situation to the team's experienced goalkeeper Petr Čech who had been benched for Thibaut Courtois.
Filipe Luís made his debut in Chelsea's third league match, playing the last 7 minutes of a 6–3 win at Everton in place of Eden Hazard on 30 August. He started for the first time on 17 September, playing the entirety of a 1–1 home draw against Schalke 04 in Chelsea's first game of the Champions League group stage. Filipe Luís made his first league appearance in six weeks on 18 October, brought on by José Mourinho after Azpilicueta had been sent off in the first half at Crystal Palace; Chelsea went on to win 2–1. With Azpilicueta suspended, Filipe Luís started a Premier League match for the first time eight days later, a 1–1 draw away to Manchester United.
His first goal for Chelsea came on 16 December 2014, a 25-yard free-kick in a 3–1 League Cup quarter-final win away to Derby County. However, Azpilicueta played at left-back in the final, which Chelsea won 2–0 against Tottenham Hotspur for Filipe Luís' first silverware at Chelsea. On 3 May 2015 he came on as an added-time substitute for Eden Hazard in Chelsea's 1–0 home win over Crystal Palace which secured the league title.
Filipe Luís made his debut for the Seleção in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, on 15 October 2009. He was selected in the Brazilian squad which won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil, although he did not enter the field of play during the competition. He was one of seven players put on standby for the 2014 World Cup.
On 11 October 2014, in the 2014 Superclásico de las Américas in Beijing, Filipe Luís played the entirety of a 2–0 victory against Argentina. With Marcelo absent through injury, Filipe Luís played every minute of Brazil's campaign at the 2015 Copa América in Chile, as they reached the quarter-finals.
- Atlético Madrid
- La Liga: 2013–14
- Copa del Rey: 2012–13
- Supercopa de España: Runner-up 2013
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2013–14
- UEFA Europa League: 2011–12
- UEFA Super Cup: 2010, 2012
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013
- Superclásico de las Américas: 2014
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: Third place 2005
|Club||Season||League||Cup[nb 1]||Continental[nb 2]||Total|
|Real Madrid B||2005–06||37||0||0||0||0||0||37||0|
- Includes Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, FA Cup and Football League Cup
- Includes UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Champions League
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