Léo Duarte

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Léo Duarte
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Campos Duarte da Silva
Date of birth (1996-07-17) 17 July 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Mococa, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 43
Youth career
2011–2013 Desportivo Brasil
2014–2016 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Flamengo 49 (1)
2019– Milan 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:44, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Leonardo Campos Duarte da Silva (born 17 July 1996), commonly known as Léo Duarte, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Serie A club Milan as a centre-back.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Duarte spend most of his youth career at Flamengo winning multiples competitions, the most important was the 2016 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, the top youth tournament in Brazil, being the team captain and lifting the trophy. He had a solid tournament, being praised and along with Felipe Vizeu and Ronaldo, Duarte received has been praised as a player ready to be promoted to the professional team.[1][2] Few weeks later all three players started training with the professional team.

Flamengo[edit]

On 5 March 2016 Duarte debuted as a starter in a 3-1 win over Bangu on a 2016 Rio de Janeiro State League match.[3] In this particular game Flamengo fielded several young players and reserves.

Due to injuries and transfers throughout the 2016 season Duarte played in another eight matches, including seven in the 2016 Brazilian Série A and one appearance in 2016 Copa do Brasil, all matches as starter. His first Brazilian Série A match was on 14 May 2016 in a 1-0 win against Sport at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira in Volta Redonda.[4]

On 22 August 2018 Duarte extended his contract with Flamengo until December 2022.[5]

Milan[edit]

On 27 July 2019, Brazilian press announced the agreement between Flamengo and Milan in a €10 million transfer with a clause that could potentially rise to €11 million.[6] On 7 August 2019, Duarte was officially announced as a Milan player on a five-year deal.[7]

On 29 September 2019 he played his first game with A.C. Milan

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 November 2019.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2016 Série A 7 0 1 0 - - 1[a] 0 9 0
2017 2 0 0 0 0 0 4[b] 0 6 0
2018 33 1 6 0 4[c] 1 6[a] 0 49 2
2019 7 0 4 0 7[c] 0 10[a] 0 28 0
Total 49 1 11 0 11 1 21 0 92 2
Milan 2019–20 Serie A 5 0 0 0 - - - - 5 0
Career total 54 1 11 0 11 1 21 0 97 2
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Campeonato Carioca.
  2. ^ Two appearances and in Campeonato Carioca and two appearances in Primeira Liga.
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores.

Honours[edit]

Flamengo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flamengo é tricampeão da Copa São Paulo de Futebol Jr". flamengo.com.br. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Flamengo reage, derrota o Corinthians nos pênaltis e conquista a Copa SP". uol.com.br. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Base decide, Muralha pega pênalti, e Fla vence Bangu de virada por 3 a 1". globoesporte.com. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Flamengo vence Sport por 1 a 0 com baixo ritmo e poucas chances de gol". UOL. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Flamengo anuncia renovação de contrato com zagueiro Léo Duarte". globoesporte.com. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Com indicação de Serginho e aval de Maldini, Léo Duarte vai assinar por cinco anos com o Milan". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). 27 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Léo Duarte is Rossonero". A.C. Milan. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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