Douglas Luiz Biography: Wife, Age, Stats, Net Worth, Salary, Height, FIFA, Transfer News, Girlfriend

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Douglas Luiz Soares de Paulo (born May 9, 1998), often referred to simply as Douglas Luiz, is a talented and accomplished professional footballer from Brazil.

He currently demonstrates his skills as a central midfielder for the renowned Premier League club Aston Villa. Furthermore, Douglas Luiz has had the privilege of representing his nation on the international stage as a member of the Brazil national team.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Douglas Luiz Soares de Paulo
Stage Name: Douglas Luiz
Born: 9 May 1998 (age 25 years old)
Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
Education: Romarinho School
Height: 1.75 m
Parents: Edmilson Soares
Siblings: Daniel Soares, Devison Soares, Daniele Soares
Spouse: Alisha Lehmann (en.)
Girlfriend • Partner: Alisha Lehmann (2021-2022)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Footballer
Net Worth: £15.7 million

Early Life & Education

Douglas Luiz, a Brazilian footballer, was born on May 9, 1998, in Rio de Janeiro. Growing up in the Nova Holanda favela, which was characterized by poverty and high crime rates, he faced numerous challenges in his early life. 

However, Douglas Luiz was fortunate to have his parents, Edmilson Soares, and an upbringing alongside his three siblings – Daniel SoaresDevison Soares, and Daniele Soares

Despite the difficult circumstances of his neighbourhood, Douglas managed to attend Romarinho School in Maré, a neighbourhood located in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro.


Douglas Luiz, who hails from the Vasco da Gama academy in Rio de Janeiro, commenced his professional career with the club at 18 in 2016. Demonstrating immense talent and dedication, he swiftly solidified his place as a key player for Vasco, ultimately contributing to their triumph in the Campeonato Carioca in 2017.

In July 2017, Luiz completed his move to Manchester City for a significant transfer fee of €12 million. Unfortunately, due to complications with obtaining a work permit, he could not join the team immediately and was subsequently loaned out to La Liga club Girona. Throughout the 2017-2018 season, Luiz made 35 appearances for Girona in various competitions, showcasing his skills and contributing three goals to the team’s success.

Following his return to City for the 2018-19 season, Douglas Luiz found himself being loaned out once again, this time to Girona. During his time with Girona, he managed to make a total of 22 appearances in the first half of the season. However, in January 2019, Luiz’s loan spell was cut short as City recalled him.

In July 2019, Aston Villa acquired Luiz permanently for £16.8 million since he has proven to be an integral team member and has played a significant role in elevating Villa’s status as a Premier League contender.

Douglas Luiz has been a part of Brazil’s national teams from a young age, representing his country in various youth competitions. In 2019, he was part of the victorious Brazil squad that triumphed in the Toulon Tournament. In November of the same year, he debuted for the senior national team in a friendly game against South Korea. 

His outstanding efforts earned him a position in Brazil’s squad for the 2021 Copa América, where he played an important part in guiding the team to the final. Unfortunately, Brazil fell short and lost to Argentina in the final match.

On October 28, 2023, Arsenal is said to be closely monitoring Douglas Luiz for the upcoming summer transfer window. This interest comes as Aston Villa is reluctant to let go of the talented midfielder in January. However, before making any moves, Arsenal will have to offload one of their midfielders to free up space and finances for the potential signing.

Awards & Nominations


  • 2017 Campeonato Carioca Team of the Year
  • 2019 Toulon Tournament Best Player
  • 2019 Toulon Tournament Best XI
  • 2022–23 Aston Villa Supporter’s Player of the Season
  • 2022–23 Aston Villa Player’s Player of the Season


  • Olympic gold medal: 2020 Summer Olympics
  • 2021 Copa América runner-up

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Douglas Luiz (@dgoficial)
  • Twitter handle: Douglas Luiz (@dgoficial)
  • Facebook: Douglas Luiz

Personal Life

Douglas Luiz, 25, the renowned footballer, maintains a high level of privacy regarding his personal life, leaving little information accessible regarding his children.

Nevertheless, it has been revealed that Douglas Luiz is currently engaged in a romantic relationship with Alisha Lehmann. Despite their strong bond, the couple has not yet welcomed any children.

Net Worth

Douglas Luiz, a footballer from Brazil, is a central midfielder for Aston Villa in the Premier League. His net worth is estimated at £15.7 million, and he earns an annual salary of £3.9 million, which includes a weekly base salary of £75,000. 

Recently, in October 2022, Luiz extended his contract with Aston Villa for four more years, meaning he will stay with the club until 2026.

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