José Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva

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Personal information
Full name José Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva
Date of birth (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 22
Youth career
1999–2009 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 São Paulo 0 (0)
2009 Toledo (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 LA Galaxy (loan) 17 (1)
2012–2016 LA Galaxy 68 (1)
2014 LA Galaxy II (loan) 1 (0)
2016 LA Galaxy II (loan) 1 (0)
2017– Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 11, 2016.

José Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva (born February 8, 1988) is a Brazilian footballer, commonly known as Leonardo, and currently plays for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.


Leonardo was born in São Paulo and played for the São Paulo youth teams before being promoted into the senior team. He was sent out on loan to Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy in 2010 along with fellow Brazilians from the club Alex Cazumba and Juninho.[1]

He made his debut for the team on March 27, 2010, in Galaxy's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against New England Revolution.[2] He only made a dozen or so appearances in his debut season with Galaxy, struggling with injuries for most of the year, but returned to the starting lineup in 2011. He scored his first professional goal on April 2, 2011, a headed goal off a David Beckham cross in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia Union.[3] Injuries limited his play once again in his second season with Los Angeles.

On February 7, 2012, Los Angeles announced it had acquired the full rights to Leonardo on a free transfer from São Paulo.[4]


Los Angeles Galaxy[5]


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