Leandro Castán

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Leandro Castán
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Castán training with Roma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Leandro Castán da Silva
Date of birth (1986-11-05) 5 November 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 5
Youth career
2003–2004 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Atlético Mineiro 22 (0)
2007–2009 Helisingborg 4 (0)
2009 Barueri 32 (1)
2010–2012 Corinthians 49 (2)
2012– Roma 66 (1)
National team
2012– Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leandro Castán da Silva (born 5 November 1986 in Jaú), commonly known as Leandro Castán, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Roma in the Italian Serie A.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Castán signed for the Swedish club Helsingborgs IF in the summer of 2007 from Brazil's Atlético Mineiro. He made his Allsvenskan debut on 24 September 2007 in a match against Örebro SK, which Helsingborg lost 4–3.

He scored Helsingborg's only goal against Dutch club PSV in the return leg of the UEFA Cup Round of 32 on 21 February 2008.

Roma[edit]

In the 2012–13 season, he was signed by Roma for a transfer fee of €5.5 million from Corinthians. He earned a place in the starting XI thanks to a number of consecutive solid performances. He scored his first goal for Roma on 8 December 2012 in a 4–2 win over Fiorentina.

In 2013-14 Season, Castán improved a lot his performances for AS Roma, being an important defender in a team who just suffered 19 goals in 34 games. According Castán, Rudi Garcia's coming was important to this, "trusting in players who, in last season, could not play for club. He trusted in us and showed the quality of this staff. He is a coach who wants to do everything right, and We will go with him until the end."[1]

International career[edit]

He made his senior Brazilian national team debut in a friendly match against Japan on 16 October 2012, playing at Stadion Miejski in Wrocław, Poland.

Even living a great moment playing for AS Roma in 2014 (a club who suffered just 19 goals in 34 games of Italian League), Castán does not believe that he will call up by Scolari to play 2014 FIFA World Cup because of Dante, also a left foot defender, already being on the list. For Castán, Scolari will not call up two left foot defenders.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season Brasileirão Série A Copa do Brasil Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Campeonato Mineiro Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Atlético Mineiro 2005 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Club Season Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Superettan Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Helsingborgs 2007–2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Club Season Brasileirão Série A Copa do Brasil Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Campeonato Paulista Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Barueri 2009 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2 51 2
Corinthians 2010 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 18 1
2011 35 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 58 1
2012 2 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 13 0 28 0
Club Season Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Serie B Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
A.S. Roma 2012–2013 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total in Italy 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total in Sweden 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total in Brazil 92 3 0 0 16 0 0 0 59 2 163 4
Total 99 3 0 0 16 0 1 1 59 0 173 5

Honours[edit]

Atlético Mineiro
Corinthians

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