Sérgio Leite

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Sérgio Leite
Personal information
Full name Sérgio Barbosa Dias Leite
Date of birth (1979-08-16) 16 August 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1989–1990 Lapa
1990–1998 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Boavista 0 (0)
1999–2000 Maia (loan) 7 (0)
2000–2001 Espinho (loan) 31 (0)
2001–2002 Penafiel (loan) 16 (0)
2003 Leça (loan) 14 (0)
2003–2005 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2004–2005 Ovarense (loan) 25 (0)
2005–2006 Hull City 0 (0)
2006 Vaslui 1 (0)
2007 Braşov 15 (0)
2007–2008 Atromitos 25 (0)
2008–2009 Boavista 22 (0)
2009–2011 Gondomar 47 (0)
Total 203 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Portugal U20 16 (0)
2000–2002 Portugal U21 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sérgio Barbosa Dias Leite (born 16 August 1979 in Porto) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

After emerging from local Boavista FC's youth ranks, Leite found it hard to find a spot in the first team, barred by William Andem first then Ricardo. He went on to serve four loans in the second division, in representation of F.C. Maia, S.C. Espinho, F.C. Penafiel and Leça FC.

Definitely released in 2003, Leite then had two unassuming spells in England, first with Charlton Athletic[1][2] which also loaned him to A.D. Ovarense back in his country, then with Hull City.[3] With the latter until February 2006, he only had one Football League Cup appearance to his credit.

Leite spent the 2006–07 season with two Romanian clubs, appearing only once in Liga I with FC Vaslui, then spent the following campaign in Cyprus with lowly Atromitos Yeroskipou. In the 2008 summer he returned to Boavista, immersed in a deep financial crisis and now in the second level (soon to be third).

For 2009–10 Leite moved teams again, joining Gondomar S.C. – also in division three – a team to which former Boavista chairman Valentim Loureiro also had connections. He left the club in June 2011 at the age of 32 and retired shortly after, subsequently working as a players' agent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Addicks make double signing; BBC Sport, 14 August 2003
  2. ^ Addicks release trio; BBC Sport, 7 June 2004
  3. ^ Hull sign Portuguese keeper Leite; BBC Sport, 9 June 2005
  4. ^ Da baliza para os negócios (From the goal to the deals); Record, 8 August 2013 (Portuguese)

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