André Leone

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André Leone
Personal information
Full name André Augusto Leone
Date of birth (1979-02-12) 12 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Vargem Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Primavera-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Primavera-SP
1999 União Barbarense
2000 Campinas-SP
2000–2001 Vicenza
2001–2002 Vasco Gama 2 (0)
2002–2003 Siena
2003–2004 Ituano
2005 Goiás 35 (2)
2006 Cruzeiro 1 (0)
2006 Corinthians 4 (0)
2007 Goiás 25 (2)
2008 Vila Nova 7 (1)
2008–2010 Braga 28 (1)
2010–2011 Sport 12 (2)
2012 Guarani 17 (0)
2013 Rio Branco 6 (0)
2014 União Barbarense 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

André Augusto Leone (born 12 February 1979) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Leone was born in Vargem Grande do Sul. From 2000 to 2008, in his homeland, he represented Campinas-SP, CR Vasco da Gama, Ituano Futebol Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube (twice), Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and Vila Nova Futebol Clube.

During that timeframe, Leone also had abroad stints with Vicenza Calcio and A.C. Siena in Italy. After appearing very rarely with both sides, he joined S.C. Braga in Portugal for the 2008–09 season, playing more than initially expected in his first year due to longtime injuries to habitual starters Paulo Jorge and Alberto Rodríguez. He also managed to score in the 3–0 home win against Standard Liège for the campaign's UEFA Cup round-of-16 (4–1 on aggregate).[1]

In 2009–10 Leone played less, but still helped with 11 league matches as Braga finished a best-ever second, netting in a 2–0 home win against C.D. Nacional on 8 January 2010. In July, he returned to his country, penning a contract with Sport Club Recife.

In May 2011, 32-year-old Leone decided not to extend his contract with Sport and left the club.

Honours[edit]

Vasco da Gama
Ituano
Cruzeiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standard fall no surprise for Braga's Leone; UEFA.com, 19 February 2009

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