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Filipe Luis
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
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Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Flamengo
  Atletico Madrid
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2019 01 26 Retrieve

[Filipe Luis on Neymar] Neymar and I have a similarity: we are very competitive. He does not like to lose, neither do I. In training, because he is so light and dribbling so fast, people are sometimes afraid to get a little stronger with him. I am not! We have several jokes. I am like this in my day to day, at all times, everywhere. And he also really likes to compete. This similarity strengthened our friendship, especially in the World Cup, when the guy opened his heart because he knows that everyone is after the same goal, we trust 100 per cent in our teammates and we try to get to know the guy on the side better. He’s a sensational guy

: 2019 05 30 Barcelona have revived their interest in Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis.

2019 06 19 Retrieve

[Brazil defender Filipe Luis​ was also sad to hear the home support turn on his side, but feels like he and his team-mates know how to deal with the pressure] Everyone was booed at some point, had good games, bad games, there are no rookies here. Everyone knows how to handle the pressure. If the fans don’t help and prefer to boo the team, or even chanting ‘ole’ to the opponent, then only Brazil will lose. We’ll try to respond to this by playing, working hard and giving our best. It wasn’t the match we expected, but no one here spared any effort

2019 06 20 Retrieve

[Filipe Luis says Neymar returning to Barcelona would be a major bombshell] I don’t know if it is really possible or not but it would be a major bombshell and a great signing for them.

[The experienced full-back is now 33 years of age, but Barca are keen on raiding domestic rivals Atletico Madrid for proven cover to Jordi Alba] Am I going to be Neymar’s team-mate? Where? For the national team? Now, seriously, I’ve said my future won’t be resolved until after the Copa America. Anything could happen. As for Neymar, I only hope he can enjoy his football again. He’s gone through a rough moment in his career but he’s a great player and we miss him greatly here

2019 07 21 Retrieve

[Filipe Luis confirmed he is joining Brazilian side Flamengo after the full-back bid farewell to Atletico Madrid on Sunday] I have been a Flamenguista since I was young. Leaving Atletico is not an easy decision to make, but I want to end my career in Brazil

[Filipe Luis has played 333 matches and won seven trophies with the Rojiblancos] I’m privileged to have been a part of the best era of this club. I want to thank everyone. We enjoyed great moments. Today is a happy day, because I’ve given my all for this club. Playing at the Vicente Calderon and enjoying the Wanda Metropolitano’s first years has been unique. I will be back in the future, this is just a farewell as a player

2019 07 22 Retrieve

[Filipe Luis said he hopes Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar returns to La Liga champions Barcelona for the good of Brazilian football] I want him to finish in Barcelona. At Barca, Neymar is happy. I want him to enjoy and play next to [Lionel] Messi. I hope, for the good of Brazilian football, that Neymar returns to Barca, but I think it will not be easy

[Atletico Madrid have also been linked with Real Madrid and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, who is wanted by Serie A side Napoli] Having a player like James at Atletico would be very interesting, it would not be bad. Whoever comes will help but signing James would be spectacular

2019 07 23 Retrieve

[Filipe Luis has completed his move to Flamengo after leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of his contract] Feeling that goes from father to son, from grandfather to grandchild. The heart beats. The big day has come, the day to fulfill my childhood dream. The day I can say I’m a player of my Mengao.

2019 08 25 Retrieve

[Filipe Luis claims he had the chance to join Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund or Paris Saint-Germain this year before opting to return home to Brazil with Flamengo] From January until March I had an offer from Manchester City, but it didn’t work out. There was a call from Juninho Pernambucano to go to Lyon, but I said I could only give an answer after the Copa America and they ended up signing someone else. There was Turkey, China, a number of countries that called, but none of them felt right in my heart at the time

[Luis, 34, says he was at one point close to joining PSG, and that he seriously considered another offer from Bundesliga title contenders Dortmund] I had a contract with Atletico Madrid and an absurd offer came in [from PSG], one that I couldn’t refuse. I went to Atletico Madrid and said ‘if you let me leave, I’d appreciate it’, especially because Gabi had just left. But they said no, it was impossible for me to leave because they would have to sign another left-back and there wasn’t enough time for that. I didn’t want to fight with Atletico, though, and in the end it didn’t go ahead, but the offer was there and I was close. In the end I had three or four proposals to consider, and then you have to choose. But I see that one club calls me, then the director of another one … it’s a long list. There’s this club but it can’t afford my wages, then another one but it doesn’t want to be champion, so bye! So, a lot of things were happening and in the end I closed some important doors, like Borussia. It was a very good offer, but I didn’t feel it in my heart. Even though I had the same thing with the fans (a good relationship with Flamengo’s), I didn’t feel that passion to say, ‘I want to go to Borussia’.

2019 09 09 Retrieve

[Fellow Brazilian Filipe Luis says Neymar clearly wanted to return to Barcelona over the summer. Quizzed on whether he feels a move was being pushed for] I don’t know. I want to believe he did, because if he didn’t then his name wouldn’t have been heard every day for two months. But leaving Paris Saint-Germain isn’t easy because they don’t usually sell. I see him as being calm since saying he’d stay. He can develop at PSG. They also have Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi and Edinson Cavani. It’s important that they win something

[While Neymar was unable to make his way to Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann has linked up with the Liga champions] I understood it. He’d been there for a few years and wanted something new. He gave a lot to Atleti and returned everything the club invested in him. Being at the same place for a long time can lead to comfort that no longer motivates, so we all understood him and remember him fondly

[Asked if he could have spent another 12 months with Diego Simeone’s side] I could have, but we spoke and everyone decided it was time to separate. The team are well covered in that position as well. I value the way they treated me until the last minute. I plan to return, I haven’t even rented my house in Madrid because one day I want to go back and help coach the kids or anything at the club

2019 11 28 Retrieve

[Flamengo in talks with Atletico’s Costa as Gabigol replacement] He is the ideal player for Flamengo, with his style of play. The fans would take to him quickly, and I hope to be here to live this dream with him. It would be very cool

2020 01 04 Retrieve

[Real Madrid agree €35m fee for Flamengo wonderkid Reinier] I remember Kaka because he played with his head up, and he was lethal in the area. Reinier has even more quality than Kaka with his back to goal. Time will tell whether or not he is like Kaka

[Regardless of whether he follows in those footsteps, Reinier is expected to star in Europe when an inevitable transfer is pushed through] He has surprised me at 17 in that he always chooses the correct option. When he has to pass, he passes, he plays with his head up. It really is a great signing, I congratulate Real Madrid. He isn’t 100 per cent ready. He is 17 years old, but has potential and a great future. Nobody is ever ready for a leap so vast at that age, but in the future he will be a great signing

2020 01 04b Retrieve

[Filipe Luis tells a story about his time at Chelsea and former team-mate Eden Hazard’s pre-match ritual] Eden played Mario Kart in the dressing room, the fitness coach would say ‘ten minutes and we’re going out to warm-up’ and he wouldn’t be dressed and would keep playing

2020 01 06 Retrieve

[Flamengo star Reinier responds to possible Real Madrid move. Team-mate Filipe Luis, who arrived from Atletico Madrid last year, recently told Marca that he sees plenty of potential in the player still coming to grips with his undoubted talent] He has surprised me at 17 in that he always chooses the correct option. When he has to pass, he passes, he plays with his head up. It really is a great signing, I congratulate Real Madrid. He isn’t 100 per cent ready. He is 17 years old, but has potential and a great future. Nobody is ever ready for a leap so vast at that age, but in the future he will be a great signing. I remember Kaka because he played with his head up, and he was lethal in the area. Reinier has even more quality than Kaka with his back to goal. Time will tell whether or not he is like Kaka