Leandro (footballer, born 1993)

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Leandro
Personal information
Full name Weverson Leandro Oliveira Moura
Date of birth (1993-05-12) 12 May 1993 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Brasília, Brazil
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Palmeiras
Number 38
Youth career
2007 Guará-DF
2008 CFZ de Brasília
2008–2010 Gama
2010–2011 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Grêmio 44 (8)
2013 Palmeiras (loan) 30 (13)
National team
2011 Brazil U22 1 (0)
2013 Brazil U20 2 (0)
2013– Brazil 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 May 2014

Weverson Leandro Oliveira Moura (born 12 May 1993 in Brasília, Brazil), more commonly known simply as Leandro, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Brazilian club Palmeiras.

Biography[edit]

Born in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, first team Leandro was Grêmio debut came in 2011 with a victory over Ypiranga Erechim. Leandro took the field in the second half and scored his first goal as a professional. After a month of becoming a professional football player, Leandro was the idol of the fans. He has been compared to other great Brazilian players who have worked at Grêmio, like Ronaldinho and Carlos Eduardo. In his debut for Grêmio, he wore the number 21 shirt that was really the center forward André Lima, a tape was used to cover the player's name. Once you have done made his debut Leandro began wearing number 17. During the Campeonato Gaúcho in 2011, Leandro scored a decisive goal against Internacional of Porto Alegre, which were the champions then America. At the end of the season, he was voted best striker alongside Leandro Damião. In early 2013, in an exchange involving Hernán Barcos, he moved to Palmeiras, along with three more players. When presented, Palmeirense be told as a child, and then I was more anxious and honor to wear the cloak Alviverde. In team Palmeiras he shook network already in his debut against the União Barbarense.

Loaned to Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras until December 2013, Paulo Nobre, president of club, revealed that, if Verdão wants the player, will have to pay to Grêmio, owner of his rights, 5 million euros. Despite the economic problems of club, Nobre promised to get the money.[2]

International career[edit]

On April 4, 2013, Leandro was called up by Felipão for Brazil national football team to play the friendly against Bolivia.[3] He scored a goal on his début for the national team.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2011
Club Season League Cup Continental State League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grêmio 2011 22 1 0 0 2 0 12 7 36 8
2012 22 7 4 0 3 0 6 0 35 7
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total Grêmio 44 8 4 0 5 0 20 7 73 15
Palmeiras 2013 (loan) 26 13 0 0 0 0 11 6 37 19
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Total Palmeiras 26 13 0 0 0 0 12 7 38 20
Career Total 70 19 4 0 5 0 32 14 111 35

Honours[edit]

Palmeiras
Brazil U20

References[edit]

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