Leandro Castán

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Leandro Castán
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Castán training with Roma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Leandro Castán da Silva
Date of birth (1986-11-05) 5 November 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Cagliari (on loan from Roma)
Number 15
Youth career
2003–2006 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Atlético Mineiro 22 (0)
2007–2008 Helsingborg 4 (0)
2008–2009 Barueri 32 (1)
2010–2012 Corinthians 49 (2)
2012– Roma 72 (1)
2016 Sampdoria (loan) 0 (0)
2016–2017 Torino (loan) 9 (0)
2018– Cagliari (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2018

Leandro Castán da Silva (born 5 November 1986) is a Brazilian international footballer who plays for Cagliari, on loan from Roma, as a centre-back.

Club career[edit]

In the 2012–13 season, he was signed by Roma for a transfer fee of €5.5 million from Corinthians. He earned a place in the starting XI thanks to a number of consecutive solid performances. He scored his first goal for Roma on 8 December 2012 in a 4–2 win over Fiorentina.

In the 2013–14 season, Castán broke into the Roma first team; he cited new manager Rudi Garcia for this.[1]

On 10 July 2016, it was announced that Castán would be loaned to Sampdoria for the 2016–17 season.[2] However, on 18 August, just two days prior to the start of the new season, Sampdoria confirmed that the loan had been terminated and that the player had joined Torino on loan instead.[3] Castán featured in 3 out of 5 of the blucerchiati's pre-season matches, including their 3–2 away defeat against FC Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy.

On 11 January 2018, Castán joined Cagliari on a six-month loan deal.[4]

International career[edit]

Castán said he did not believe that he would be called up by Scolari to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup because of Dante, also a left foot defender, already being on the list.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, it was found out that he had a cavernoma in his brain. He did undergo surgery in December 2014, but due to his recovery he missed most of the 2014–15 season. He returned to practice for the 2015–16 pre season.[6]


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