José Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva

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Leonardo
Personal information
Full name José Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva
Date of birth (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 22
Youth career
1999–2009 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 São Paulo 0 (0)
2009 Toledo (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 LA Galaxy (loan) 17 (1)
2012– LA Galaxy 27 (1)
2014 LA Galaxy II (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 14, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva, commonly known as Leonardo (born February 8, 1988 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Leonardo was born in São Paulo and played for the São Paulo youth teams before being promoted into the senior team. He was sent out on loan to Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy in 2010 along with fellow Brazilians from the club Alex Cazumba and Juninho. [1]

He made his debut for the team on March 27, 2010, in Galaxy's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against New England Revolution.[2] He only made a dozen or so appearances in his debut season with Galaxy, struggling with injuries for most of the year, but returned to the starting lineup in 2011. He scored his first professional goal on April 2, 2011, a headed goal off a David Beckham cross in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia Union.[3] Injuries limited his play once again in his second season with Los Angeles.

On February 7, 2012, Los Angeles announced it had acquired the full rights to Leonardo on a free transfer from São Paulo.[4]

Honors[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

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