Professional football player David Luiz started his career with the Esporte Club Vitoria at the age of nineteen. Born and raised in Brazil, he’s been involved with the sport- more specifically as a defensive midfielder ever since his teen. After making his official debut for Vitoria in 2006, he rose to fame after representing Brazil at the 2007 FIFA World Cup.
Since then, he has played for three teams including Chelsea, Paris Saint Germain, and Benifa. After making his full international debut in 2010, he became team captain for the first time in 2012; in total, he has helped earn more than 50 caps for Brazil. A participant at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, he’d also reached the semi-finals at the FIFA World Cup event in 2014.
One of the wealthiest Brazilian football players, David Luis currently has an estimated net worth of $62 million. Where did this huge amount come from? How much is he paid to play professionally? To find out, let’s take a closer look at his professional career.
David Luiz’s Net Worth 2018 – $62 Million
How did David Luiz Make His Money & Wealth?
Born on April 22, 1987 in Diadema, Brazil, David Luiz kicked off his career (perhaps literally) at the age of nineteen in 2006, as a member of the Esporte Club Vitoria. Originally a defensive midfielder, his underwhelming performance on the field had almost led him to leave the club; it wasn’t until he moved to playing as a central defender that his talents first began to shine.
That year, Luiz made his official debut for at the Copa do Brasil, where he helped bring the team to a draw (2-2) against Santa Cruz. After finishing second, the club was promoted to the second level; he later took part in eight of the nine decisive games. With a little bit of luck, he was able to score the only league goal against Clubs Atletico do Porto in a 2-0 win that September.
In January 2007, Luis became a member of Benfica- a Portuguese football club, as a replacement. Playing for them, he made his debut at the UEFA Cup, where they went up against Paris Saint Germain at the all-seater football stadium, Parc des Princes, in Paris. Although they lose the initial match, they eventually proceeded to the next round after winning on aggregate.
A few months later that March, he went up against Uniao de Leiria- his first major match for Benfica. By the end of the games that season, his skills had earned him a five year contract with the club; allegedly, he was paid upwards of $556,000 for the transfer. After appearing in ten different leagues, he became a permanent member of the club after receiving a fee of approximately $1.7 million. From there, he scored a goal during the Guadiana Trophy, against Portugal’s SCP.
During the 2009-2010 season, Luiz was promoted to vice-captain after the club welcomed Jorge Jesus as their new manager. Aside from the promotion, he was also made into a club symbol. During that period, he helped the team win the Portuguese League Club with a score of 1-4. That year, his efforts earned him the Portuguese Liga Player of the Year Award- an annual award given to the player who is ailed as being best of the year in Primeira Liga.
Four years after first joining Benfica, Luiz transferred to Chelsea for an alleged transfer fee of over $2.8 million. In February 2011, he made his Premier League debut after replacing Jose Bosingwa in a home game. Before long, he had become a fan favourite and was given the Barclays Man of the Match Award. With Chelsea, he participated in the EFL Club, FA Cup Semi-Finals, FA Cup Finals, and the UEFA Champions League Final.
From there, he moved to Paris Saint Germain on a five year contract for a record breaking, $64 million. Luiz eventually made his debut in August 2014, after which he was honoured with a FIFA World Team of the Year Award. After a few seasons with the team, he returned to Chelsea for a reported fee of $43 million. On September 16, 2016, he helped to win against Liverpool in a 2-1 home game.
In addition to that, the Brazilian football star has also made a name for himself on the international level- for instance in 2007, he represented Brazil in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup. Eventually in 2012, he was made captain during the Sao Paulo game against South Africa. In total, Luiz has earned more than 50 caps for his country.
Although television is not his main focus by any means, he has appeared in a few programmings over the years including Espisodio Especial (2010), Memo a Tempo (2010), There is no Tomorrow (2014), and The Team (2014).
David Luiz’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is David Luiz Married?
While the football star isn’t married, he is currently engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Sara Madeira. Unfortunately for us fans, he’s rather tight lipped about his dating life so we don’t know too many behind the scene details about their relationship.
Does David Luiz Have Any Children?
No, David Luiz does not have any children that we know of.
Did David Luiz Go to College?
No, from what we can tell, David Luiz did not go to college. After graduating from high school, he dove straight into a football career at the age of nineteen with the Esporte Clube Vitória.
Where Does David Luiz Live? Pictures of David Luiz’s House
Despite his celebrity status, details regarding his house have never been revealed to the public. With the kind of money that he earns from the football field however, he’s hard to imagine that he has anything other than a luxurious pad for himself.
Unfortunately for our curiosity’s sake, we do not have any pictures of David Luiz’s house to share at this time.
What kind of Car Does David Luiz Drive?
The last that we checked, the Brazilian star owned a Mercedes AMG G Wagon.
How Much Did David Luiz Make Last Year?
According to various sites, it’s estimated that David Luiz earned £32 million (approximately $43 million USD) in 2016.
Since he first started out in 2006 with Vitoria, he’s played for Benfica, and Paris Saint Germain, and has received millions upon millions of dollars in transfer fees alone.
To date, his greatest accomplishments include helping his Brazilian team to win the FIFA Confederation Cup in 2013 and to reach the semi-finals for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.