Luís Pereira

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Luís Pereira
Luís Pereira at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Luís Edimundo Pereira
Date of birth (1949-06-21) 21 June 1949 (age 74)
Place of birth Juazeiro, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 São Bento
1968–1974 Palmeiras 93 (6)
1974–1980 Atlético Madrid 143 (14)
1980–1981 Flamengo
1981–1984 Palmeiras 71 (4)
1985–1986 Portuguesa
1986–1987 Corinthians 24 (0)
1988 Santo André
1989 Central de Cotia
1990–1992 São Caetano
1993 São Bernardo
1994 São Bento
International career
1973–1977 Brazil 32 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Luís Edmundo Pereira (born 21 June 1949) is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a centre back, in particular with S.E. Palmeiras, Atlético Madrid and the Brazil national team. He won national championships in both Brazil and Spain beyond UEFA and the Intercontinental Cup. Known for his pace and power, as well as his marking and defensive leadership, he was, for a time, considered one of the best defenders in Europe during his time with Atlético Madrid. While his defending style can be considered "classical," he is also considered the first and best of Brazil's "modern" centre back, a role that would go on to include World Cup winner Lúcio.


Pereira received 36 caps with the Brazil national team, the first one in June 1973 and the last in July 1977, and played in the 1974 World Cup – where he was sent off in the second round match against Holland for a foul on Johan Neeskens.[1] He became the first Brazilian player to receive a red card during a World Cup finals match.[2]

Pereira played 562 games with Palmeiras (34 goals) and 171 games with Atlético Madrid (17 goals).

After retiring as player, he continued his involvement in football by becoming manager of São Bento and Sãocarlense, and assistant manager of São Caetano.[3]

Since 2002 he lives in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and daughter and he is the President of the Atlético de Madrid B.



Atlético de Madrid



  1. ^ "Brazil's greatest defenders". Sky Sports. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  2. ^ Carneiro, Raphael (4 June 2014). "Luis Pereira: 1º do Brasil punido com vermelho em Copa lembra confusão na BA" [Luis Pereira:First Brazilian punished with red in Cup remembers confusion in Bahia]. Globo Esporte. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  3. ^ Murillo, Pessoa de Barros. "Luís Pereira". Gazeta Esportiva. Archived from the original on 25 December 2005. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Eric Batty's World XI – The Seventies". Beyond The Last Man. 7 November 2013. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

External links[edit]