Who is Lucas Paqueta?

Lucas Paqueta is a professional footballer from Brazil. He plays for Lyon of Ligue 1 and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder.

He is a left-footed player and often tricks the opposing defense. Also, he has the spirit of teamwork and is a master in assisting.

Quick Info
Full NameLucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1997
Age24 years old
Birth PlaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
SiblingsMatheus Paqueta
Current TeamOlympique Lyonnais, Brazil national football team
Jersey No.#10, #17
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight72 kg
Wife(s)Maria Eduarda Fournier (m. 2018)
Net Worth£11,935,040

Early Life

On August 27, 1997, Lucas Paqueta was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is 24 years of age, and his full name is Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima. Lucas stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 72 kg. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

At present, his parent’s identities are not mentioned. However, they could be the motivational factor that helped him become a footballer who is currently making his nation proud in international tournaments.

Lucas Paqueta
Image Source: Lucas’s Instagram

Lucas Paqueta Career Highlights

Youth Career

As per Wikipedia, he is a product of one of the well-known Brazilian clubs, Flamengo. He joined the team’s youth academy in 2007 and has also triumphed in the most significant youth tournament in Brazil, the 2016 Copa São Paulo de Júniores title.

Senior Career

In March 2016, Lucas Paqueta finally got into the senior team and penned a contract extension until 2020. Lucas made his senior debut for Flamengo as a starter in a 2016 Rio de Janeiro State League match against Bangu and won it by 3-1.

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Then, on February 19, 2017, he netted his first professional goal in a 4–0 win over Madureira. During his time at Flamengo, he scored 15 goals in 67 appearances.

Lucas signed a five-year contract with Serie A giants AC Milan on January 4, 2019. On January 12, he made his Milan debut in a 2–0  win against the Sampdoria Coppa Italia.

After that, Lucas debuted in Serie A in a 2–0 away win match versus Genoa. Then, a Brazilian scored his first and only goal for Milan in a 3–0 victory over Cagliari, in which he committed his goal for the victims of a fire at his former club, all members of the under-15 team.

Lucas Paqueta
Image Source: Lucas’s Instagram

After playing 37 games for Milan, he left Italy and moved to France. On September 30, 2020, Lyon announced his signing for €20 million on a five-year contract.

Internationnal Career

Lucas was called up for the first time on April 1, 2016, to represent Brazil U20 in two friendlies in Europe.

On September 4, a young athlete made his debut, scoring his first goal in a 2–1 win over England U20. He was also included in the under-23 team in March 2020 for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Then, on September 7, he made his senior debut for Brazil, coming off the bench in the 71st minute of a friendly match against the United States to replace Philippe Coutinho.

And Lucas scored his first international goal on March 23, 2019, in a 1–1 friendly tie against Panama.

Recently, a midfielder played 2021 Copa America and netted the only goal in the entire tournament against Peru in the semi-final on July 6, 2021.

 Lucas Paqueta’s Wife

Lucas is a married guy and has two sons with his wife in a family. Nevertheless, their identities are presently unavailable.

Lucas Paqueta
Image Source: Lucas’s Instagram

However, he often shares his sweet and happy family time pictures on his Instagram. Also, his wife could assist him in carrying out the family responsibilities and supports him in his objective.

Lucas Paqueta Salary

According to Salary Sport, Lucas makes £49,000 per week, £2,548,000 per year playing for Lyon as an attacking midfielder. His net worth is £11,935,040.

He may earn even more in the coming days because he is a fantastic player. Nonetheless, his income is also counted on his performance.

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Social Media Presence

Lucas is active on Twitter and Instagram. He goes by @LucasPaqueta97 on Twitter with 122 followings and 760.1K followers.

At the same time, he has an Instagram handle, @lucaspaqueta, and it has 744 posts, 5.2 million followers, and 760 followings.

Lucas frequently shares the posts associated with his game and some memories with his family. So follow him to see the updates on life and game.

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