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 28)
Place of birth Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
2003–2004 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Atlético Mineiro 22 (0)
2007–2009 Helsingborg 4 (0)
2009 Barueri 32 (1)
2010–2012 Corinthians 49 (2)
2012–2015 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) is a Brazilian international footballer who plays for Italian club Roma as a centre back.

Club career[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. Banter.

In the 2013-14 season, Castán broke into the Roma first team; he cited new manager Rudi Garcia for this.[1]

International career[edit]

Castán said he did not believe that he would be called up by Scolari to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup because of Dante, also a left foot defender, already being on the list.[2]


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