(PRWEB UK) 30 December 2012
Digital Sports Group today announced that The PFA Facebook fan page of David Luiz has broken the 33% daily growth barrier making it the fastest growing David Luiz page on Facebook. The Facebook page has become a thriving hub for the Chelsea defender since it's launch and now boasts a vibrant and rapidly growing community of fans. The Facebook page along with David Luiz player profile on football.co.uk provide the only online location of the official PFA biography, lifetime stats, news and high resolution gallery.
David Luiz (full name David Luiz Moreira Marinho) signed on transfer deadline day in January 2011 after a protracted transfer from Portuguese champions Benfica.
On putting pen to a five-and-a-half year contract he become the third Brazilian in the current squad, linking up with former Benfica team-mate Ramires and fellow defender Alex.
A 6ft 2in centre-back who can cover at either left- or right-back, he is renowned for his skill on the ball as much as his defensive ability.
After signing for Chelsea, he outlined his determination to nail down a regular place in the side, and took the previously unclaimed number 4 shirt, last worn by Claude Makelele.
He won plenty of plaudits for his early showings although conceded a late penalty on his first start, saved by Petr Cech, and went on to win the man of the match award.
Ineligible for the Champions League, he retained his place in the Premier League side until a goal conceded in the opening seconds at Old Trafford torpedoed Chelsea's title chances and Carlo Ancelotti left the Brazilian out of the remaining games.
He had earlier scored against United at Stamford Bridge, and headed home against Manchester City in the Premier League to keep our title hopes alive.
David started 15 consecutive games over the Christmas and new year period and, as Easter approaches, has even started to win round some of his harshest media critics with an unusual blend of no-nonsense defending and samba style. His penchant for goalscoring hasn't lessened either, as home league strikes against United and Bolton testify.
The Brazilian defender was superb in the 4-1 Champions League win against Napoli, but after injuring himself in the FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham, he missed a number of crucial matches as the season drew to a close, including the FA Cup Final against Liverpool.
However, after an intense rehabilitation programme, David Luiz was deemed fit to play against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final, where he completed the full 120 minutes and scored our second penalty in the shoot-out.
David Luiz has been a regular in the side thus far this current campaign, and underlined his commitment to the club by signing a new five-year contract minutes after the final whistle had sounded on our 1-0 win over Stoke City.
He scored his first goal of the season with a stunning free-kick in our 4-0 Champions League win against FC Nordsjaelland, while also netting from the penalty spot in the 5-4 Capital One Cup win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say “ David Luiz really has no shortage of fans after his performances for Chelsea this season and we can see that by the success of his PFA Facebook page.”
“All of us here at Digital Sports Group are proud we've had the opportunity to work with The PFA to give the fans a fantastic and unique fan resource for David Luiz.”
DSG became the official digital partner of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) earlier this year and have since launched a number of Player Profile fan pages on social media site Facebook as well as providing official player pages on their football news site football.co.uk.