Position : Defender
Date of birth : 13 February, 1981
Team : Cruzeiro (Brazil)
Nationality : Brazil
Notes : Joined Cruzeiro from Juventus (in Sao Paulo) for the 2001 season. He won a place in their first team and was a key player in their Copa Libertadores side which were knocked out in the quarter-finals. The lost on penalties to another Brazilian side Palmeiras. Luisao had scored three goals previously over the course of the tournament. He was involved in the World Youth Cup in 2001 and was a late call-up for the full national team at the Copa America also in 2001.
LAST UPDATED: 1 July, 2001
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