Lucas Leiva has announced this Friday that, at 36, he is ending his stage as an active player because he has been diagnosed with heart problems. The Brazilian midfielder, who played 357 games with the Liverpool for 10 years, he was emotional during the press conference in which he announced that he was hanging up his boots.
Before, doctors Guildin which he was currently a member Lucas Levia, they already announced that the player is retiring due to said heart problems, which were detected during pre-season medical examinations. “My heart goes first,” he said. Lucas Leiva before the media.
Lucas Leiva he won the Ballon d’Or of Brazilian soccer in 2006. With Gremio, the last team of his career, he played 97 games, scored 14 goals and served 4 assists.
Guild It was also his first team as a professional (2005-07), from which he made the leap to Liverpool (2007-2017). Later he signed for lazio (2017-2022) and in 2022 he returned to Gremio. With the Brazilian team he played 24 games.
With the Liverpool, in which he continues to be an emblem, Lucas Leiva they won the 2011-12 League Cup and, already under the command of Jürgen Klopp, they lost the 2015-16 Europa League final against Sevilla. With the lazio, achieved a Coppa and a Supercoppa of Italy. With Guildtwo gaúchos championships and was runner-up in the Copa Libertadores in 2007.