Luís Pereira at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
|Full name||Luís Edimundo Pereira|
|Date of birth||June 21, 1949|
|Place of birth||Juazeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1989||Central de Cotia||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Luís Edmundo Pereira (born June 21, 1949) is a retired association footballer. He played centre back, in particular with S.E. Palmeiras, Atlético Madrid and the Brazilian 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.
He received 36 caps with the Brazilian national team, the first one in June 1973 and the last in July 1977, and played in the Football World Cup 1974 – where he was sent off in the second round match against Holland for a foul on Johan Neeskens.
After retiring as player, he continued his involvement in football by becoming manager of São Bento and Sãocarlense, and assistant manager of A.D. São Caetano. Since 2002 he lives in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and daughter and he is the President of the Atletico de Madrid B.
- Campeonato Paulista (São Paulo State championship): 1972 and 1974
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brazilian championship): 1969, 1972 and 1973
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Luís Pereira at National-Football-Teams.com
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