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.