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Lucas Veríssimo da Silva (born 7 July 1995), known as Lucas Veríssimo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Santos, as a central defender.

Lucas Veríssimo
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Lucas Veríssimo with Santos in 2017
Personal information
Full name Lucas Veríssimo da Silva
Date of birth (1995-07-07) 7 July 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Jundiaí, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Santos
Number 28
Youth career
2011 José Bonifácio
2012–2013 Linense
2013–2015 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Santos 67 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2019

Club careerEdit

SantosEdit

 
Lucas Veríssimo in action for Santos in 2017

Born in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Veríssimo started his career at José Bonifácio's youth categories. He subsequently moved to Linense, being promoted to the main squad of the latter in January 2013.[1]

Shortly after being promoted to Linense's first team, Lucas Veríssimo joined Santos, being initially assigned to the youth setup.[2] On 26 March 2015 he renewed his link, signing until April 2017.[3]

On 28 November 2015, profiting from Paulo Ricardo's suspension, Veríssimo was called up by manager Dorival Júnior for a Série A match against Vasco da Gama,[4] but remained an unused substitute in the 0–1 away loss. On 30 December 2015 he was definitely promoted to the first team, due to squad shortage.[5] He made his senior debut on 23 January of the following year, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 friendly draw at Bahia.

Veríssimo made his professional debut on 30 January 2016, starting in a 1–1 Campeonato Paulista home draw against São Bernardo.[6] On 2 March, after being a regular starter, he renewed his contract until December 2019.[7]

After David Braz's return from injury and the signing of Luiz Felipe, Veríssimo was demoted to fourth choice at the club. He only made his Série A debut on 14 September 2016, coming on as a late substitute for Lucas Lima in a 1–0 away win against Botafogo.[8]

Veríssimo made his Copa Libertadores debut on 16 March 2017, starting in a 2–0 home win against The Strongest.[9] He scored his first professional goal on 4 May, netting the winner in a 3–2 success over Independiente Santa Fe at the Pacaembu Stadium for the same competition.[10]

On 18 July 2017, after becoming a regular starter as both starters Gustavo Henrique and Luiz Felipe were injured, Veríssimo renewed his contract until June 2022.[11] He played his 100th match for the club the following 13 May, starting in a 3–1 home defeat of Paraná.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 9 September 2019[13]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santos 2016 Série A 3 0 13 0 3 0 19 0
2017 34 0 12 0 4 0 9[a] 1 59 1
2018 14 0 10 1 2 0 7[a] 1 33 2
2019 16 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 22 1
Career total 67 1 37 1 13 0 16 2 0 0 133 4
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Linense sobe três atletas da base e contrata mais dois para o Paulistão" [Linense promotes three youth players and signs two more for the Paulistão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Zagueiro da base do Santos abriu mão de dinheiro e viveu sufoco antes de despontar" [Stopper from Santos' youth setup let go of money and had a bad time before emerging] (in Portuguese). Quem Não Sonhou?. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Santos renova contrato de jovem zagueiro das categorias de base" [Santos renews contract of young stopper from the youth setup] (in Portuguese). A Tribuna. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Sem titulares, Dorival deve relacionar zagueiro da base para jogo no Rio" [Without starters, Dorival may call up youth setup's stopper for the match in Rio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Além de subir jovem da base, Santos quer "zagueiro cascudo" para 2016" [Aside from promoting youth graduate, Santos wants "tough stopper" for 2016] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Santos joga mal, irrita torcida na Vila, mas busca o empate contra o São Bernardo" [Santos plays poorly, irritates crowd at Vila, but pursues a draw against São Bernardo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Lucas Veríssimo renova com Santos até 2019" [Lucas Veríssimo renews with Santos until 2019] (in Portuguese). Diário de S. Paulo. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Com gol no início, Santos vence o Botafogo, que pressiona e reclama" [With goal at the start, Santos defeat Botafogo, which put pressure and complain] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Santos perde chances, mas bate The Strongest e lidera seu grupo na Libertadores" [Santos miss chances, but defeat The Strongest and lead the group in the Libertadores] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ ""Salvador do Santos", zagueiro comemora seu primeiro gol como profissional" ["Santos savior", stopper celebrates his first goal as a professional] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Daniel Guedes, Lucas Veríssimo e Jean Mota renovam contrato com o Santos FC até 30 de junho de 2022" [Daniel Guedes, Lucas Veríssimo and Jean Mota renew contract with Santos FC until 30 June 2022] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Santos tem atuação segura, faz 3 a 1 no Paraná e ganha alívio no Brasileiro" [Santos have a solid play, score 3–1 over Paraná and take a breath in the Brasileiro] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  13. ^ Lucas Veríssimo at Soccerway. Retrieved 2 January 2016.

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