Luis said in a video posted on his club’s social media accounts that he would like to play until the age of 45, but unfortunately that’s not possible. His last match is likely to be against Cuiaba in the penultimate round of the Brazilian league. If Flamengo go into the last round with title chances, Luiz could also play a match against São Paulo. The club from Rio de Janeiro is currently in fourth place, three points behind leading Palmeiras.
I promised myself that I would make a decision to stop if I couldn’t play at a high level. Flamengo deserves someone who meets its standards, someone who can play 70 matches a year and fight fair for a place in the starting lineup, Luiz said. I came back to In 2003, he joined the Brazilian club Figueirense. In 2006 he moved to Deportivo La Coruña, and in 2010 he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid.
He played five seasons in the Colchoneros’ first team. In 2014, he moved to Chelsea for one season before returning to Atletico Madrid. Since 2019, Luis has been playing for his childhood club Flamengo. Luis won the Europa League twice with Atletico Madrid and the Spanish League in 2013. He won the Premier League in his only season.