Can you work out which Premier League star this is from his childhood snaps?

By Rik Sharma

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Who is this?


Clue: Look at the hair in the first picture
 


Improvement: David Luiz has impressed this season after making several mistakes last term

Improvement: David Luiz has impressed this season after making several mistakes last term

Yes, it's Chelsea defender David Luiz!

The Brazilian centre back posted this picture on his Instagram account on Wednesday morning, a digital collage of images from his youth in Diadema, Sao Paulo.

He was released by Sao Paulo FC at the age of 14 and signed for Vitoria, helping them achieve promotion to the second division.

In January 2007 he moved to Benfica and, four years later, signed for Chelsea.

Joker in the pack: David Luiz (left) larks around with Eden Hazard during Chelsea training on Wednesday

Joker in the pack: David Luiz (left) larks around with Eden Hazard during Chelsea training on Wednesday

His time in England has been tumultuous to say the least, but this season he has cut the glaring errors of last season out and impressed both in defence and in a midfield role.

Barcelona have been linked with a summer move for him, although at 25 years old, Chelsea would be loathe to sell him.

Luiz captained Brazil during their recent friendly against Italy and has been touted as a potential successor to John Terry as Chelsea skipper.

Spring cheer: 'I met some inspirational friends at the hospital today @GreatOrmondSt support these kids if you can they touched my heart #life #perspective.' Luiz said on Instagram

Spring cheer: 'I met some inspirational friends at the hospital today @GreatOrmondSt support these kids if you can they touched my heart #life #perspective.' Luiz said on Instagram

 


 

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He's adorable!

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Well, I appreciated this feature - gave me a laugh. This is the kind of football article we women like. Let's have more in-depth features on the players' hairstyles and make-up.

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If this is the type of banal work journalists have to do I'm glad I'm training to be a doctor

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The Beast is captain of Brazil

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David Luiz is one of the best roles models in the BPL. He's central to Chelsea, captains Brazil some games, and a proven champions league winner. The best part about him is how he is committed to community service and charity - he interacts with children very naturally.

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So??!

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What is the obsession with 'which player is this?' stories in this paper? There's at least one a day now. The other day it was 'which player got into Michael Owen's top Premier League 11?' Who cares? This kind of article really doesn't belong on the Sports pages if it's barely going to mention sport.

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*tumbleweed*

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What is the point of this....?

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He posted this on his facebook, twitter and instagram feeds about 4 hours ago. This isn't just lazy journalism, it's late, lazy journalism.

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