George Leandro Abreu de Lima

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Leandro Lima
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Personal information
Full name George Leandro Abreu de Lima
Date of birth (1985-11-09) 9 November 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Jeonnam Dragons
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2006 São Caetano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 São Caetano 24 (4)
2007–2010 Porto 8 (0)
2008–2009 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 24 (0)
2009–2010 Cruzeiro (loan) 8 (1)
2010–2011 União Leiria 22 (1)
2011 Avaí 9 (0)
2012–2013 Daegu FC 50 (5)
2014– Jeonnam Dragons 39 (4)
National team
2007 Brazil U20 12 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

George Leandro Abreu de Lima (born 9 November 1985), known as Leandro Lima or Leandrinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for South Korean club Jeonnam Dragons as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Lima was born in Fortaleza, Ceará. After making his professional debuts with Associação Desportiva São Caetano, he went on to represent Brazil at both the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2007 South American Youth Championship,[1] helping the national side to the triumph in the latter.

In July 2007, Lima signed a five-year deal with Portugal's FC Porto.[2] He struggled heavily in his first season and, furthermore, was later involved in a false documentation incident after it was revealed that he had not been born on 19 December 1987, as initially registered (he was also "named" Luis Leandro Abreu de Lima in the initial procedures).[3]

Lima spent the entire 2008–09 campaign on loan to fellow first division club Vitória de Setúbal, helping the sadinos barely avoid relegation. On 17 July 2009 he was once again loaned, returning to Brazil with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube; shortly after, the move was made permanent.

In May 2010, after Cruzeiro Esporte Clube was eliminated from the Copa Libertadores by fellow Brazilian team São Paulo FC, Lima, alongside eight other teammates, was released. In late August, he returned to Portugal, signing with U.D. Leiria.

Lima joined K League's Daegu FC on 19 January 2012, leaving at the end of the season but returning shortly after.


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