Brazilian veteran left-back Filipe Luis joins boyhood club Flamengo from Atletico Madrid on free transfer

Brazilian veteran left-back Filipe Luis has signed for boyhood club Flamengo after leaving Atletico Madrid on a free transfer.

The Associated Press July 24, 2019 18:06:57 IST
Brazilian veteran left-back Filipe Luis joins boyhood club Flamengo from Atletico Madrid on free transfer

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian veteran left-back Filipe Luis has signed for boyhood club Flamengo after leaving Atletico Madrid on a free transfer.

Brazilian veteran leftback Filipe Luis joins boyhood club Flamengo from Atletico Madrid on free transfer

File image of Filipe Luis. Reuters

The Rio de Janeiro club and the player confirmed the move Tuesday on social media.

Flamengo said the 33-year-old Luis has signed a deal until 2021.

Luis has played in Europe for 14 years but left Atletico on Sunday after his contract expired.

The left-back was a starter for Brazil during its recent run to the Copa América title.

With Atletico, Luis won the Copa del Rey in 2013, the Spanish league in 2014, and the Europa League in 2012 and 2018. He also had a brief spell with Chelsea in between, winning the Premier League in 2015.

Flamengo is third in the Brazilian championship after 11 matches, five points behind leader and defending champion Palmeiras.

 

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