Luís Pereira

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Luís Pereira
Luis Pereira 1974.jpg
Luís Pereira at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Luís Edimundo Pereira
Date of birth (1949-06-21) June 21, 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth Juazeiro, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 São Bento ? (?)
1968–1974 Palmeiras 93 (6)
1974–1980 Atlético Madrid 143 (14)
1980–1981 Flamengo ? (?)
1981–1984 Palmeiras 71 (4)
1985–1986 Portuguesa ? (?)
1986–1987 Corinthians 24 (0)
1988 Santo André ? (?)
1989 Central de Cotia ? (?)
1990–1992 São Caetano ? (?)
1993 São Bernardo ? (?)
1994 São Bento ? (?)
National team
1973–1977 Brazil 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luís Edmundo Pereira (born June 21, 1949) is a retired association footballer. He played centre back, in particular with S.E. Palmeiras, Atlético Madrid and the Brazilian national team.[1] He won national championships in both Brazil and Spain beyond UEFA and the Intercontinental Cup. Known for his pace and power, as well as his marking and defensive leadership, he was, for a time, considered one of the best defenders in Europe during his time with Atlético Madrid. However, he was not as highly regarded in Brazil. While his defending style can be considered "classical," he is also considered the first and best of Brazil's "modern" centre back, a role that would go on to include world-cup winner Lúcio.


He received 36 caps with the Brazilian national team, the first one in June 1973 and the last in July 1977, and played in the Football World Cup 1974 – where he was sent off in the second round match against Holland for a foul on Johan Neeskens.[2]

Luís Pereira played 562 games with S.E. Palmeiras (34 goals) and 171 games with Atlético Madrid (17 goals).

After retiring as player, he continued his involvement in football by becoming manager of São Bento and Sãocarlense, and assistant manager of A.D. São Caetano. Since 2002 he lives in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and daughter and he is the President of the Atletico de Madrid B.


S.E. Palmeiras

Atlético Madrid


  1. ^ "After shackling Messi, Thiago Silva proved himself as one of the great Brazil defenders (there's not been many, but here's our top six...)". Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Brazil's greatest defenders". Retrieved October 26, 2015.

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