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Lucas Moura
Lucas MouraPSG.jpg
Lucas training with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013
Personal information
Full name Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 27
Youth career
1999–2002 Juventus-SP
2002–2005 Corinthians
2005–2010 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 São Paulo 74 (19)
2013–2018 Paris Saint-Germain 153 (34)
2018– Tottenham Hotspur 4 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Brazil U20 9 (4)
2012 Brazil U23 5 (1)
2011– Brazil 36 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:26, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2016

Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva (born 13 August 1992), known as Lucas or Lucas Moura, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right winger for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Brazil national team.

Club career[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Lucas started his football career at São Paulo FC in 2005. Having had prominence at youth level, he was promoted to play professionally by Milton Cruz. Lucas made his debut with the São Paulo first-team in 2010, scoring 4 goals and providing four assists in 25 appearances. In the same year, he stated his desire to be known for his given name instead of a nickname to "make his own history in football without comparisons".[3][4] In 2011, Lucas scored nine goals and provided four assists in 28 appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro and 13 goals and eight assists in all competitions.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

During the summer of 2012, both Manchester United and Internazionale were reported to be interested in signing Lucas.[5] On 8 August 2012, Paris Saint-Germain won the battle and announced the player would be moving to the club in January 2013. He would be the club's most expensive signing.[6] The transfer fee was reported to be in the region of €45 million (£38 million).[7] It was announced that Lucas would wear the No. 29 shirt for the remainder of the season.

On 11 January 2013 Moura made his debut against AC Ajaccio, in a match that ended as a 0–0 draw. He also played in the Champions League away victory over Valencia on 12 February, assisting a goal in the process.[8] On 13 September 2013, Moura scored his first goal for PSG in a 2–0 league victory over Bordeaux.[9]

For the 2014–15 season, following Jérémy Ménez's transfer to A.C. Milan, Lucas was handed the No. 7 shirt – the same number he wore while playing for São Paulo.[10] Moura made his season debut for PSG in their 2–0 Trophée des Champions victory over Coupe de France winners EA Guingamp on 2 August 2014 at the Workers Stadium in Beijing.[11]

He scored his first goal of the 2014–15 Ligue 1 campaign on 16 August, volleying in a Gregory van der Wiel cross as PSG defeated Bastia 2–0.[12] On 5 October, Moura scored the opening goal in a match that finished 1–1 against title rivals Monaco.[13] With his two goals in PSG's 3–0 victory over Bordeaux on 25 October, Lucas equalled his league tally from the previous season.[14]

On 7 August 2015, Lucas scored the first goal of the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season in PSG's 1–0 defeat of Lille OSC at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.[15]

On 15 October 2016, Lucas scored PSG's first goal in the 13th minute in a 2–1 away win against AS Nancy in a Ligue 1 match with a curling free-kick from the left which nobody got a touch to; that was his fifth league goal of the 2016-17 Ligue 1 season.[16] For the 2017-18 Ligue 1 season, he appeared only as substitute six times for the club, and left in January 2018.[17]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Lucas signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2023 for a transfer fee of around £25 million.[17][18] He made his debut for Tottenham in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League match against Juventus on 13 February 2018, coming on as a late substitute in the match that ended in a 2–2 draw.[19] He made his first start as well as scoring his first goal for the club in the FA Cup tie against Rochdale on 18 February 2018 that also finished 2–2.[20]

International career[edit]

Lucas with his international teammate Neymar in 2012

Lucas was a frequent member of Brazil's Under-20 international side. In February 2011, Lucas was involved for Brazil in the Under-20 South American Championship where he scored a hat-trick in a 6–0 victory over Uruguay in the final. Lucas made his senior international debut for Brazil in friendly match against Scotland on 27 March 2011. On 28 September 2011, Lucas scored his first senior international goal for Brazil against Argentina.

2011 Copa América[edit]

Lucas was named in Mano Menezes' squad for the 2011 Copa América in Argentina. Lucas appeared in the group stage matches against Paraguay and Ecuador as a second-half substitute on both occasions. Lucas did not feature in Brazil's penalty shoot-out defeat to Paraguay in the quarter-finals which eliminated Brazil from the competition.

2012 Olympics[edit]

Lucas was selected to compete for the Brazil Olympic football team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London along with club teammates Casemiro and Bruno Uvini. He appeared in three matches as a substitute, including the Gold medal match with Mexico, and started in the 3–0 group stage victory over New Zealand. Lucas was left out of the FIFA 2014 Brazilian squad by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Style of play[edit]

A quick and mobile winger, who is also powerful, creative, and technically gifted,[21] Lucas Moura is known for his explosive acceleration, agility, and pace on the ball, as well as his excellent dribbling skills, in particular his use of trickery and feints, which make him a dangerous offensive threat.[22][23][24][25] A versatile player, he is also capable of playing in several positions, and has also been deployed as a forward,[26] in midfield,[27] or as an attacking midfielder behind the strikers.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 22 April 2018[29]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2010 Série A 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4
2011 28 9 4 0 3 1 8[a] 3 43 13
2012 21 6 9 2 9 2 21[a] 6 60 16
Total 74 19 13 2 12 3 29 9 128 33
Paris Saint-Germain 2012–13 Ligue 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 15 0
2013–14 36 5 2 0 4 0 10 0 1[b] 0 53 5
2014–15 29 7 4 1 4 0 8 0 1[b] 0 46 8
2015–16 36 9 6 1 4 1 9 2 1[b] 0 56 13
2016–17 37 12 5 3 3 2 7 1 1[b] 1 53 19
2017–18 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 153 34 19 5 16 3 38 3 4 1 230 46
Tottenham Hotspur 2017–18 Premier League 4 0 4 1 1 0 9 1
Career total 231 54 35 8 16 3 50 6 33 10 366 80

Notes

  1. ^ a b Appearances in Campeonato Paulista
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance in Trophée des Champions

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2011 10 1
2012 12 2
2013 9 1
2015 2 0
2016 1 0
Total 36 4

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Brazil's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 September 2011 Estádio Olímpico do Pará, Belém, Brazil  Argentina
1–0
2–0
2011 Superclásico de las Américas
2. 10 September 2012 Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil  China PR
3–0
8–0
Friendly
3. 11 October 2012 Swedbank Stadion, Malmö, Sweden  Iraq
6–0
6–0
Friendly
4. 9 June 2013 Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil  France
3–0
3–0
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Lucas (second from left), Neymar (extreme left) and Ganso (extreme right) with Dilma Rousseff after the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club[edit]

São Paulo[30]

Paris Saint-Germain[30]

International[edit]

Brazil[30][31][32][33]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". Paris Saint-Germain Official Site. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "São-paulino Marcelinho quer ser chamado de Lucas - Esportes - Estadão". Estadao.com.br. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Marcelinho, Lucas brilha e desenha vitória do São Paulo no 'Choque-Rei'". Globo.com. 
  5. ^ "United crank up £30m Moura bid as Brazil ace expresses doubt over Sao Paulo future". Mail Online. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "PSG agree Moura deal". Sky Sports. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Manchester United 'target' Lucas Moura joins PSG in €45m deal". The Independent. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rami strike halves PSG advantage". UEFA. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bordeaux 0–2 Paris Saint-Germain: Lucas nets first goal for champions". Goal.com. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "PSG : Lucas Moura s'empare du numéro 7 de Jérémy Ménez". PSG Community. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 Guingamp: Ibrahimovic double secures Super Cup spoils". Goal.com. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 Bastia: Ibrahimovic injured but Cavani clinches victory". Goal.com. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Monaco's Anthony Martial thwarts PSG in battle of Ligue 1 big spenders". The Guardian. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Brazilian Lucas Moura scored two penalties as Paris St-Germain beat Bordeaux to maintain their unbeaten start to the season in a game where both sides had a player sent off". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Lille 0–1 PSG: Lucas Moura hands 10-man champions winning start". BSkyB. 7 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Cavani strikes again as PSG go second". www.ligue1.com. 15 October 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Lucas Moura: Tottenham sign PSG forward for fee in region of £25m". BBC. 
  18. ^ "Moura move agreed". tottenhamhotspur.com. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. 31 January 2018. 
  19. ^ "Juventus 2-2 Tottenham: Christian Eriksen the star as Spurs stun Old Lady in Champions League thriller in Turin". talksport.com. talkSPORT. 13 February 2018. 
  20. ^ Tom Collomosse (18 February 2018). "Tottenham analysis: Lack of leaders a concern but Lucas Moura impresses in FA Cup draw". standard.co.uk. The Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  21. ^ "PSG winger Lucas eager to face 'idol' Messi". Four Four Two. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  22. ^ Simon Kuper (29 September 2015). "Can PSG's Lucas Moura harness his talent to become game's next big star?". ESPN FC. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  23. ^ Jonathan Johnson (5 June 2015). "Lucas' most impressive season since PSG arrival earns him new contract". ESPN FC. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "Lucas Moura: Dribble the Brazilian way". Four Four Two. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  25. ^ Jamie Sanderson (11 July 2012). "Manchester United face competition from Inter Milan for Lucas Moura". Metro. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  26. ^ Fernando Duarte (1 April 2014). "Lucas Moura interview: 'PSG are not the underdogs against Chelsea'". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  27. ^ "Transfer news: Lucas Moura "very happy" to be playing for Paris Saint-Germain". Sky Sports. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  28. ^ Georgina Turner (23 July 2012). "Football transfer rumours: Lucas Moura to Manchester United?". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  29. ^ Lucas Moura at Soccerway
  30. ^ a b c "Lucas Moura". Eurosport.com. 
  31. ^ "Neymar, Coutinho, Lucas Moura and Brazil's last U20 South American champions". Goal.com. 
  32. ^ "Brazil v Argentina, 28 September 2011". 11v11.com. 
  33. ^ "LUCAS MOURA". Olympic.org. 
  34. ^ "Conheça os grandes vencedores do futebol brasileiro" [Meet the big winners of Brazilian football] (in Portuguese). CBF. November 23, 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  35. ^ "Lucas é premiado na Bola de Prata" (in Portuguese). São Paulo Futebol Clube. December 3, 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  36. ^ "LUCAS, JOUEUR DU MOIS D'OCTOBRE" (in France). SO FOOT.com. November 22, 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 

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