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16 Jun 2018
Third exit for Depor during the summer window. Luisinho has been transferred to SD Huesca signing a two-year deal with a club that will debut at Primera.

Deportivo announced on Friday that Luisinho has been transferred to SD Huesca for an undisclosed fee. The Aragonian club will debut at Primera on next season and signs a two-year deal with them. Sporting director Carmelo del Pozo had already announced that some people might be surprised with the exits as players with long careers at Depor were going to leave.

And it’s that the Portuguese left-back was the main with more seasons at the club among the players that disputed the campaign 2017/18.  He arrived to Depor ahead of the campaign 2013/14, with Depor at Segunda División. It was a zero-cost transfer, though SL Benfica kept the 50% of the players’ rights and he signed a three-year contract with the Galician club.

At the beginning he was a fixed starter for both Fernando Vázquez and Víctor Fernández, either performing as a left-back defender or as a left winger. For that reason he signed a three-year renewal in December of 2014.

But later he had discipline problems after conflicts with coach Víctor Sánchez and team mate Alejandro Arribas. The dressing room turned against him and Luisinho was supposed to leave at the end of the season 2015/16, but stayed and had a performance that wasn’t matching the expectations.

Still, the Portuguese continued to be the starting choice at the left side of the defence for the season 2017/18, but the true is that Depor suffered a lot with him on the pitch as the rivals frequently penetrated by his side without problems.

He leaves after 151 official presentations with Deportivo. This is the third confirmed exit among the players under contract after the announced departures of Florin Andone and Emre Çolak.

The liga career of Luisinho at Depor:

Season Games played Games as starter minutes yellow cards red cards goals
2013-2014 31 30 2,636 7 2 3
2014-2015 35 34 2,991 10 1 0
2015-2016 20 11 1,089 5 1 0
2016-2017 26 20 1,907 6 0 0
2017-2018 30 29 2,622 11 0 1
Totals 142 124 9,183 39 4 4



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