Luís Leal (footballer)
|Full name||Luís Leal dos Anjos|
|Date of birth||29 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Arrentela, Portugal|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2002–2006||Cova da Piedade|
|2006–2008||Cova da Piedade|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Arrentela, Setúbal District, Leal started playing football with Sporting Clube de Portugal, 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. He made his debuts in the top flight in the 2011–12 campaign with U.D. Leiria, 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 and one in a 2–2 draw at former club Sporting.
- Full circle – a decade in the life of Luís Leal; PortuGOAL, 28 September 2012
- Avançados Luís Leal e Jorge Chula são os primeiros reforços (Forwards Luís Leal and Jorge Chula are first signings); MSN Desporto, 17 June 2011 (Portuguese)
- Luís Leal e o «hat trick»: «Foi uma boa noite» (Luís Leal and «hat trick»: «It was a good night»); Mais Futebol, 24 September 2012 (Portuguese)
- Estoril derail Sporting at the Alvalade; PortuGOAL, 29 September 2012
- S.Tomé/CAN/2013: Luís Leal chegou finalmente ao país e viaja ainda hoje para Malabo (S.Tomé/CAN/2013: Luís Leal finally arrived in the country and travels to Malabo still today); STP Press, 12 June 2012 (Portuguese)