Léo Kanu

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Leo Kanu
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Medeiros da Silva
Date of birth (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
2001 Vasco da Gama
2002–2004 Internacional
2005–2006 Pedrabranca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Ponte Preta
2007 São José
2008–2011 Cruzeiro-RS ? (?)
2009 Esporte Clube Taubaté(loan) ? (?)
2011–2013 Benfica 0 (0)
2011–2012 Belenenses (loan) 14 (5)
2012 Ponte Preta (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Grêmio Osasco (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Náutico 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leonardo Medeiros da Silva (born 14 January 1988), simply known as Leo Kanu, is a Brazilian professional footballer who lasted played for Náutico, as a central defender. He is now a free agent.


Ater a series of good performances at the Campeonato Gaúcho, he was bought by Benfica for 996 thousand euros.[1]

He was immediately loaned to Belenenses for one season.[2] He managed to gain his space at the starting eleven, played the fifth round of the Taça de Portugal against Sporting CP, but by January got benched till the end of the season.

In 24 July 2012, he was shipped back to Brazil, to play at Ponte Preta on loan from Benfica.[3]

In 17 December 2012, Leo was loaned to Grêmio Esportivo Osasco in Campeonato Paulista Série A3.[4]

In 2014 he signed with Náutico for several months before being released.[5]



Best central defender from the 2011 Campeonato Gaúcho by Federação Gaúcha de Futebol


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