Luís Leal (footballer)

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Luís Leal
Personal information
Full name Luís Leal dos Anjos
Date of birth (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Arrentela, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ittihad Kalba
Number 7
Youth career
1996–1998 Arrentela
1998–2002 Sporting CP
2002–2006 Cova da Piedade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Cova da Piedade
2008–2009 Atlético 29 (12)
2009–2010 Moreirense 32 (13)
2010–2011 Estoril 23 (8)
2011–2012 União Leiria 16 (2)
2012–2013 Estoril 41 (15)
2013–2014 Al-Ahli 9 (7)
2014– Ittihad Kalba 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luís Leal dos Anjos (born 29 May 1987), known as Leal, is a Santomean professional footballer who plays for Al-Ittihad Kalba SC in the United Arab Emirates, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Arrentela, Setúbal District, Leal started playing football with Sporting Clube de Portugal,[1] moving after four years to Clube Desportivo Cova da Piedade. He made his senior debuts with the latter, playing a couple of seasons in the fourth division.

Leal then had two solid campaigns in the third level, one apiece with Atlético Clube de Portugal and Moreirense FC, continuing his professional progression in the 2010 summer by signing with G.D. Estoril Praia in division two.[1] He made his debuts in the top flight in the 2011–12 campaign with U.D. Leiria,[2] appearing in his first game in the category on 15 August 2011, against Académica de Coimbra (18 minutes played, 1–2 home loss).

In the 2012 summer, after Leiria's relegation (and further demotion to the third division due to irregularities), Leal returned to Estoril, with the team now in the top level. He started the season in impressive fashion, scoring a hat-trick in a 3–1 home win against C.S. Marítimo[3] and one in a 2–2 draw at former club Sporting.[4]

International career[edit]

Born in Portugal, Leal expressed his desire to represent São Tomé and Príncipe internationally.[5]


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