Luan Vieira

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Luan
Luan Vieira na conquista brasileira do primeiro ouro olímpico no futebol 1039243-20082016- mg 3322.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luan Guilherme de Jesus Vieira
Date of birth (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Corinthians
Number 7
Youth career
2012–2013 Tanabi
2013América-SP (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Tanabi 9 (2)
2013 Catanduvense 1 (0)
2014–2019 Grêmio 144 (31)
2020– Corinthians 1 (1)
National team
2014-2019 Brazil U20 4 (3)
2015–2016 Brazil U23 11 (6)
2017– Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2017

Luan Guilherme de Jesus Vieira (born 27 March 1993) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Corinthians.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Luan was born in São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo. After starting it out at futsal and playing for amateur clubs in his native state, he joined Tanabi in 2012, initially to appear in the year's Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão.[1]

Luan scored two goals in nine appearances for Tanabi, being also a teammate of Túlio Maravilha.[2] He subsequently represented his hometown club América-SP in 2013 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, while still owned by Tanabi.[3]

On 8 February 2013, Luan joined Catanduvense until the end of the year,[4] for a fee of R$120,000.[5] He made his maiden appearance for the club eight days later, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–3 home loss against Santo André.[6]

Grêmio[edit]

Shortly after making his debut for Catanduvense, Luan moved to Grêmio and returned to youth football; he later had 50% of his federative rights bought for just R$ 300,000.[7] He was promoted to the first team in December 2013, mainly as a backup to Kléber and Hernán Barcos.[8]

Luan made his first team debut for Tricolor on 19 January 2014, starting in a 0–1 Campeonato Gaúcho away loss against São José. His debut club goal was ten days later, netting the equalizer in a 1–1 draw at Brasil de Pelotas.

Luan finished the tournament with 14 appearances and three goals, as his side finished second. He made his Série A debut on 27 April 2014, starting in a 2–1 home win against Atlético Mineiro.[9]

Luan scored his first goal in the Brazilian football top division on 17 August 2014, netting the first through a penalty in a 2–0 home success over Criciúma.[10] He scored three more goals in the 2014 season, also appearing in the year's Copa Libertadores.

On 29 March 2015, Luan scored all goals in a 2–0 home win against São Paulo-RS.[11] In the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro, he scored ten goals to help his side finish third; highlights included braces against fierce rivals Internacional (5–0 home win)[12] and Palmeiras (2–3 away loss).[13]

On 30 November 2015, Luan was included in the year's Brasileirão Team of the Year, being the tournament's best forward alongside Santos' Ricardo Oliveira.[14]

Luan is the top scorer at the Arena do Grêmio with 29 goals. In August 2017, it was reported that Liverpool had sent scouts to monitor his progress.

Luan scored of one of Grêmio's goals in the 2017 Copa Libertadores final against Lanús and Grêmio won the title.[15] He was voted the best player of the 2017 Copa Libertadores with eight goals in twelve appearances[16] and was again voted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Team of the Year in 2017.

In October 2018, Luan suffered a muscle tear in his foot and could not participate in Grêmio's 2018 Copa Libertadores semi-final against River Plate,[17] in which Grêmio were eliminated. Luan finished the 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro with one goal.

Corinthians[edit]

On 14 December 2019, it was announced that Luan would be sold to Corinthians for around R$ 22 million. It was reported that he was received a four year contract.[18]

International career[edit]

Luan was named in Brazil's provisional squad for Copa América Centenario but was cut from the final squad.[19] Later in the season, he was selected as a member of Brazil's squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[20]

In Brazil's quarter final clash with Colombia, Luan scored the second goal of the match in an eventual 2–0 win, and finished the tournament as a starter. On 26 January 2017, he made his full international debut, replacing Diego Souza in a 1–0 friendly win against Colombia.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 December 2019.[21]
Club Season League State League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tanabi 2012 Paulista 2ª Divisão 9 2 9 2
Catanduvense 2013 Paulista A2 1 0 1 0
Grêmio 2014 Série A 28 4 14 3 1 0 7[a] 1 50 8
2015 33 10 15 4 8 3 55 17
2016 25 6 11 5 8 1 8[a] 0 2[b] 0 54 12
2017 20 6 12 3 6 1 12[a] 8 1[c] 0 51 18
2018 18 1 9 4 3 2 8[a] 3 2[d] 1 40 11
2019 20 4 7 5 3 0 6[a] 0 0 0 36 9
Total 144 31 68 24 29 7 41 12 5 1 286 75
Career total 144 31 78 26 29 7 41 12 5 1 296 77
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in FIFA Club World Cup
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in Recopa Sudamericana

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Grêmio

International[edit]

Brazil U23

Brazil U20

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De origem humilde a promessa: Luan até pensou em desistir do futebol" [From a humble beginnings to a pearl: Luan even thought about quitting football] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Ele já foi 'ajudante' de Túlio Maravilha na 4ª divisão paulista. Hoje, vale R$ 245 milhões" [He was Túlio Maravilha's 'helper' in the 4th division paulista. Today, worths R$ 245 million] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Copa SP: Atacante do Tanabi é a esperança de gols do América-SP" [Copa SP: Tanabi's forward is the hope for goals from América-SP] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Catanduvense fecha com Luan, astro do América-SP na Copa São Paulo" [Catanduvense signs Luan, América-SP's star in Copa São Paulo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Atacante rio-pretense Luan, de 23 anos, sentiu o gosto de conquistar o ouro olímpico" [Rio Preto-born forward Luan, aged 23, felt the taste of winning the Olympic gold medal] (in Portuguese). Diário da Região. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Catanduvense 1 x 3 Santo André – Ramalhão vence na estreia do técnico Lira" [Catanduvense 1–3 Santo André – Ramalhão win in Lira's debut] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Catanduvense fatura R$ 300 mil com novatos" [Catanduvense receives R$ 300 thousand with newcomers] (in Portuguese). Diário da Região. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Destaque do Sub-20, Luan é nova aposta do Grêmio e faz 'teste' no Gauchão" [Spotlight in the under-20s, Luan is the new bet of Grêmio and makes a 'trial' in Gauchão] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Reservas do Grêmio espantam crise e batem Galo na estreia de Levir: 2 a 1" [Grêmio's reserves drive away the crisis and defeat Galo in Levir's debut: 2–1] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  10. ^ "À moda Felipão, Grêmio morde e bate Tigre na estreia do técnico na Arena" [In Felipão's fashion, Grêmio bites and defeats Tirge in manager's debut at the Arena] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Grêmio vence o São Paulo-RS com dois de Luan, chega à 6ª vitória seguida e segue líder" [Grêmio defeats São Paulo-RS with two from Luan, gets to sixth consecutive victory and follows leader] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 29 March 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Nada de 'fato novo': Grêmio humilha Inter, goleia por 5 a 0 e entra no G4" [No 'new fact': Grêmio humilliates Inter, thrashes by 5–0 and gets inside G-4] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Palmeiras bate Grêmio no Pacaembu, volta ao G-4 e agora seca dois rivais" [Palmeiras defeats Grêmio at the Pacaembu, returns to G-4 and now jinxs two rivals] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Luan é eleito para o ataque da Seleção do Brasileirão" [Luan is selected for the attack of Brasileirão Team of the Year] (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Grêmio bate Lanús e é tricampeão da Copa Libertadores" [Grêmio beat Lanús and is three times champion of the Copa Libertadores] (in Portuguese). El País Brasil. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Luan é eleito o melhor jogador da Libertadores; Renato o melhor técnico" [Luan is elected the best player of the Libertadores; Renato the best coach] (in Portuguese). OUL Esporte. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Luan fica fora da concentração do Grêmio e será desfalque novamente contra o River Plate". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Grêmio confirma venda de Luan ao Corinthians pr R$ 22 milhões". globoesporte.com.br (in Portuguese). 14 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Dunga names 40-man preliminary Copa America squad". goal.com. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Neymar, Douglas Costa named in Brazil Olympics squad". ESPN FC. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Luan". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Vencedores do Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão 2015" (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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