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 32)
Place of birth Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Vasco da Gama
Number 5
Youth career
2003–2006 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Atlético Mineiro 44 (2)
2007–2008 Helsingborg 37 (3)
2008–2009 Barueri 66 (4)
2010–2012 Corinthians 112 (3)
2012–2018 Roma 82 (2)
2016Sampdoria (loan) 0 (0)
2016–2017Torino (loan) 14 (0)
2018Cagliari (loan) 14 (0)
2018– Vasco da Gama 33 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2019

Leandro Castán da Silva (born 5 November 1986) is a Brazilian international footballer who plays for Vasco da Gama 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] Il 3 agosto Firmerà un contratto con il Vasco de gama

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]


  1. ^ Em alta na Roma, Castán não crê que Felipão levará dois zagueiros canhotos para a Copa
  2. ^ "Samp sign Leandro Castan from Roma on season-long loan deal - U.C. Sampdoria". www.sampdoria.it/en. U.C. Sampdoria. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Castan joins Torino on loan". www.sampdoria.it/en. U.C. Sampdoria. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ Leandro Castan al Cagliari
  5. ^ Em alta na Roma, Castán não crê que Felipão levará dois zagueiros canhotos para a Copa
  6. ^ [1]

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