João Leithardt Neto

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Full name João Leithardt Neto
Date of birth (1958-01-06)6 January 1958
Place of birth Passo Fundo, Brazil
Date of death 3 October 2015(2015-10-03) (aged 57)
Place of death Passo Fundo, Brazil
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
National team
Brazil national football team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

João Leithardt Neto (6 January 1958 – 3 October 2015), nicknamed Kita, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a forward. He competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics with the Brazil national football team.[1]

Kita died on 3 October 2015 at the age of 57 due to a generalized infection aggravated by liver cancer.[2]


  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kita, algoz do Palmeiras no Paulista de 1986, morre aos 57 anos". UOL (in Portuguese). 3 October 2015.