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Luiz Carlos Bombonato Goulart, known as Luizão (born 14 November 1975), is a Brazilian former footballer who played forward. He was capped 17 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.

Luizão
Personal information
Full name Luiz Carlos Bombonato Goulart
Date of birth (1975-11-14) 14 November 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Rubinéia, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position 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 37 (25)
2002 Grêmio 8 (7)
2002–2004 Hertha BSC 26 (4)
2004 Botafogo 15 (9)
2005 São Paulo 5 (2)
2005 Nagoya Grampus Eight 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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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 on 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

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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1992 Guarani Série A 0 0
1993 Paraná 6 0
1994 Guarani 27 9
1995 10 7
1996 Palmeiras 22 10
1997 24 13
Spain League
1997–98 Deportivo La Coruña La Liga 13 4
Brazil League
1998 Vasco da Gama Série A 16 8
1999 Corinthians Paulista 20 17
2000 10 3
2001 7 5
2002 Grêmio 0 0
Germany League
2002–03 Hertha BSC Bundesliga 19 2
2003–04 7 2
Brazil League
2004 Botafogo Série A 15 9
2005 São Paulo 5 2
Japan League
2005 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 6 4
Brazil League
2005 Santos Série A 5 0
2006 Flamengo 21 11
2007 São Caetano Série B 5 2
Country Brazil 183 90
Spain 13 4
Germany 26 4
Japan 6 4
Total 228 102

InternationalEdit

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
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

ReferencesEdit

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

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