Luizão (footballer, born 1975)

Luiz Carlos Bombonato Goulart, known as Luizão (born 14 November 1975), is a Brazilian football pundit and retired footballer, who played as a forward.

Luizão
Personal information
Full name Luiz Carlos Bombonato Goulart
Date of birth (1975-11-14) 14 November 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Rubinéia, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Guarani 1 (3)
1993 Paraná 6 (0)
1994–1995 Guarani 37 (16)
1995–1997 Palmeiras 46 (23)
1997–1998 Deportivo La Coruña 13 (4)
1998–1999 Vasco da Gama 16 (8)
1999–2002 Corinthians 109 (76)
2002 Grêmio 8 (7)
2002–2004 Hertha BSC 26 (4)
2004 Botafogo 15 (9)
2005 São Paulo 5 (2)
2005 Nagoya Grampus 6 (4)
2005–2006 Santos 5 (0)
2006–2007 Flamengo 21 (11)
2007–2008 São Caetano 5 (2)
Total 237 (108)
National team
1996–2002 Brazil 12 (4)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was capped 12 times by Brazil, scoring two goals in the last game of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualification vs Venezuela, a 3–0 Brazilian victory. This victory classified Brazil to the World Cup and confirmed Luizão as part of the victorious squad coached by Luiz Felipe Scolari, conquering the fifth world title for Brazil.

CareerEdit

Luizão was born in Rubinéia. He is one of the few players, alongside Antônio Carlos, Müller, Neto and César Sampaio that played for the four major clubs of São Paulo: Santos Futebol Clube, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and São Paulo Futebol Clube. He managed to be the top goalscorer of at least one tournament for each one of them, except for Santos, where he underachieved.

Luizão bloomed at Guarani Futebol Clube, playing alongside close friends Djalminha and Márcio Amoroso. Luizão (with Djalminha) was then transferred to Palmeiras, where he won many titles, including a São Paulo State Championship under the command of Vanderlei Luxemburgo, where he scored 22 of 102 squad goals.

He then followed Djalminha to La Liga's Deportivo de La Coruña, but unlike the talented playmaker, Luizão failed to settle. He returned to Brazil to Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama. In July 2002, he had another unsuccessful abroad stint, with German Bundesliga side Hertha BSC, leaving the side in January 2004.

The 35-year-old forward (as of 2010), who was a free agent after terminating his contract with São Caetano. He came to sign with other teams as Guaratinguetá,[1] but has not played in any match for them.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[2]
Club Season League
Division Apps Goals
Guarani 1992 Série A 0 0
Paraná 1993 Série A 6 0
Guarani 1994 Série A 27 9
1995 10 7
Total 37 16
Palmeiras 1996 Série A 22 10
1997 24 13
Total 46 23
Deportivo La Coruña 1997–98 La Liga 13 4
Vasco da Gama 1998 Série A 16 8
Corinthians Paulista 1999 Série A 20 17
2000 10 3
2001 7 5
Total 47 25
Grêmio 2002 Série A 0 0
Hertha BSC 2002–03 Bundesliga 19 2
2003–04 7 2
Total 26 4
Botafogo 2004 Série A 15 9
São Paulo 2005 Série A 5 2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2005 J1 League 6 4
Santos 2005 Série A 5 0
Flamengo 2006 Série A 21 11
São Caetano 2007 Série B 5 2
Career total 248 108

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 1996 1 1
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 1 0
2001 3 2
2002 7 1
Total 12 4

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Paraná

Palmeiras

Vasco da Gama

Corinthians

São Paulo

Flamengo

InternationalEdit

Brazil

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luizão vai jogar no Guaratinguetá" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.globo.com. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Luizão". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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