|Born||Jan 3, 1979|
Ribeirão Preto, BRAZIL
|Age||44 years old|
Ligue des Champions d'Asie (2008)
Severino Lucas is a symbolic player at Stade Rennais FC. First of all, he is a symbol for the big spending days of French football who “played” with millions of Euros in TV broadcast revenue, and also the symbol of the major shareholder at Rennes, Pinault, who didn’t put his money in the hands of the right management team. In the expenditure context of the Summer of 2000, this striker was snatched from Marseille with a bid which was extremely excessive (21 Million Euros, a club record at the time). He arrived at the same time as his compatriots Cesar, Fabiano and Vander. This Brazilian had the tough task of filling the void left by the departure of Nonda to Monaco. Although technically gifted, Lucas wasn’t the prolific goalscorer they were expecting. Used out of position by Le Guen in a role which was too advanced for him, he never managed to get people to forget his price tag (11 goals in 2 seasons.) Twice loaned to clubs in Brazil, Lucas didn’t make the most of a second chance under Bölöni in 2003/2004, and ended up signing for a club in Tokyo during the Winter transfer window, leaving only the memory of some moments of skill.