Lucas Pezzini Leiva, popularly known as Lucas Leiva, is a Brazilian former professional footballer.
He played as a defensive midfielder for Grêmio, Liverpool, Lazio and Brazil.
Leiva began his career as a box-to-box midfielder at Grêmio where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 2006 and 2007.
In July 2007, he signed with Liverpool, where he played 347 professional matches for a decade, winning the League Cup in 2012. Leiva joined Lazio in 2017.
On June 27, 2022, Leiva returned to Grêmio on a contract until December 2023. He retired from professional football on March 17, 2023.
Internationally, he represented Brazil at the 2008 Olympics and 2011 Copa América, winning a bronze medal at the former. Leiva also captained the under-20 team to victory in the 2007 South American Youth Championship.
Lucas Leiva Number
Lucas Leiva wore jersey number 15.
Lucas Leiva Family
Lucas Leiva is the son of Jackson Haddad Leiva and Tânia Pezzini. He is the nephew of former Brazilian footballer, João Leiva Campos Filho.
Lucas Leiva is married to Ariana Lima and they share two children; Pedro Lucas Leiva and Valentina Leiva.
Lucas Leiva Transfermarkt
Lucas Leiva has retired, hence his current market value is unknown. However, his market value in December 2022 was €800k.
Lucas Leiva FIFA 23
In FIFA 22, Lucas Leiva’s overall rating is 79 with a potential of 79. Leiva has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Low/ High.
Lucas Leiva Unlucky Compilation
All of Lucas Leiva’s Unlucky Compilation (videos) can be watched on YouTube.
Lucas Leiva Twitter
Lucas Leiva is active on Twitter under the username @LucasLeiva87.
Lucas Leiva Instagram
Lucas Leiva is active on Instagram under the username @leivalucas with 1.1M followers.