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Luís Pereira

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Full nameLuís Edmundo Pereira
Place of birthJuazeiro, Brazil
Playing positionCentre-Back

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Luís Edmundo Pereira, (born June 21, 1949 in Juazeiro, Brazil) was an association footballer. He played centre-back, in particular with S.E. Palmeiras, Atlético Madrid and the Brazilian national team. He won national championships in both Brazil and Spain beyond UEFA and the Intercontinental Cup.

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.

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 be 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.


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