Leandro Depetris

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Personal information
Full name Leandro Depetris
Date of birth (1988-01-24) January 24, 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Rafaela, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Tiro Federal
Number TBA
2000 Newell's Old Boys
2000–2005 AC Milan
2003–2004River Plate (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Brescia 24 (1)
2008–2009 Independiente 1 (0)
2009–2010 Gallipoli 7 (0)
2010 Chioggia 4 (0)
2010–2011 Sanremese
2011–2012 Sportivo Belgrano
2012–2014 Delta Porto Tolle 8 (0)
2014 Triestina
2014–2015 CA Alvarado 16 (0)
2015– Tiro Federal 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Leandro Depetris (born 24 January 1988 in Rafaela[2]) is an Argentine professional footballer, who currently plays for Tiro Federal.[3]


"Depetris at 11 was more famous than [Lionel] Messi. – I remember Depetris played in a tournament in Córdoba against Newell's in the final. He played against Messi. Depetris' team won. After the game, all the microphones, all the journalists surrounded Depetris. Nobody went near Messi."

—In an interview with Richard Fitzpatrick of Bleacher Report, Lionel Messi's teammate from La Maquina del '87 (Newell's Old Boys youth team) Franco Falleroni pointed out that there was more noise being made in Rosario about Leandro Depetris, who was a year younger than Messi.[4]

Depetris started his career at Club Atlético Brown San Vicente and played later for Newell's Old Boys de Rosario.[5] In summer 2000 in the age of eleven signed for Italian Serie A side AC Milan[6] and was 2003 loaned to River Plate.[7] He was signed by Brescia in summer 2005, but due to FIFA rule, his transfer would be made official after his 18th birthday.[8] He scored in his debut and only appearances in 2005-06 Serie B season.[9] De Petris played the 2010/2011 season for A.C. Chioggia Sottomarina and US Sanremese Calcio 1904.[10]


  1. ^ CHIOGGIA SOTTOMARINA - Società di Calcio - Stagione 2010-11 ::.. DEPETRIS Leandro
  2. ^ LaSerieD.com Profile (in Italian)
  3. ^ Dos para Tiro: Leandro Depetris y Carlos Fondacaro son nuevos refuerzos
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Richard (23 June 2017). "The Machine of '87: Messi's Boyhood Teammates Recall Early Signs of Greatness". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ Jugadores que no fueron: Leandro Depetris - Taringa!
  6. ^ Der nächste Maradona
  7. ^ Con Leandro Depetris, los suplentes igualaron sin abrir el marcador Archived 2013-02-05 at Archive.is
  8. ^ Ficha de LEANDRO DEPETRIS -leandro depetris - BD FA.com.ar
  9. ^ El argentino que a los 11 años era comparado con Maradona, hoy trata de tener un lugar en el fútbol italiano
  10. ^ (in Italian) Gazzetta.it

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