Leandro Donizete

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Leandro Donizete
Personal information
Full name Leandro Donizete Gonçalves da Silva
Date of birth (1982-05-18) 18 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Araraquara, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santos
Number 30
Youth career
Ferroviária
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Ferroviária 87 (4)
2008–2011 Coritiba 100 (0)
2012–2016 Atlético Mineiro 119 (2)
2017– Santos 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2016.

Leandro Donizete Gonçalves da Silva (born 5 May 1982 in Araraquara, São Paulo), known as Leandro Donizete, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Santos as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Ferroviária[edit]

Born in Araraquara, São Paulo, Donizete started his career in hometown club Ferroviária, making his senior debut in 2003. He subsequently became an undisputed starter for the side, helping in their promotion from Campeonato Paulista Série B1 in 2004 and in their Copa Paulista title in 2006.

Donizete left Ferroviária in the end of the 2007 season, with 141 matches and eight goals.[1]

Coritiba[edit]

In January 2008, Donizete signed for Série A club Coritiba.[2] He made his debut for the club on 13 February, starting in a 0–0 Copa do Brasil away draw against Tuna Luso.[3]

Donizete scored his first goal for Coxa on 17 February 2008, netting the game's only in a home success over Cianorte for the Campeonato Paranaense championship.[4] He made his debut in the main category of Brazilian football on 1 June, coming on as a half-time substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Cruzeiro.

Donizete soon established himself as a first-choice, and completed his 100th match for the club on 28 February 2010 in a 4–1 home routing of Nacional-PR.[5] The following 29 January, he signed a new three-year contract.[6]

Donizete's 150th match came on 10 April 2011, in a 1–0 home win against Corinthians-PR.[7]

Atlético Mineiro[edit]

On 14 December 2011, Donizete signed a three-year deal with Atlético Mineiro, also in the first division; Coritiba also retained 70% of his federative rights and Renan Oliveira moved to the opposite direction on loan.[8] He made his debut for the club the following 29 January, starting in a 2–0 Campeonato Mineiro home win against Boa Esporte.

Donizete immediately became a regular starter at Galo, being an important defensive unit during the club's 2013 Copa Libertadores winning campaign. On 9 December 2014, he renewed his contract for two further years.[9]

Donizete scored his first Série A goal on 19 June 2016, netting the first in a 3–0 home win against Ponte Preta; he also assisted Carlos in the last goal. He ended his spell at the club with 231 matches and four goals.[10]

Santos[edit]

On 28 December 2016, Donizete agreed to a three-year contract with fellow top tier club Santos after the expiration of his contract with Atlético.[11] He made his debut for the club on 12 February, starting in the place of injured Renato in a 3–2 Campeonato Paulista away win against Red Bull Brasil.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 March 2017[12]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ferroviária 2003[13] Paulista B1 12 0 12 0
2004[14] 18 1 18 1
2005[15] Paulista A3 18 0 16[a] 0 34 0
2006[16] 18 0 20[a] 2 38 2
2007[17] 21 4 1 0 12[a] 0 34 4
Subtotal 87 4 1 0 48 2 136 6
Coritiba 2008 Série A 18 0 13 1 4 0 35 1
2009 34 0 15 0 5 0 1[b] 0 55 0
2010 Série B 28 0 17 1 4 0 49 1
2011 Série A 20 0 10 1 9 0 39 1
Subtotal 100 0 55 3 22 0 1 0 178 3
Atlético Mineiro 2012 Série A 30 0 11 0 2 0 43 0
2013 15 0 13 2 10[c] 0 2[d] 0 40 2
2014 22 0 10 0 6 0 7[c] 0 2[e] 0 47 0
2015 31 0 10 0 2 0 7[c] 0 50 0
2016 21 2 8 0 6 0 9[c] 0 1[f] 0 45 2
Subtotal 119 2 52 2 16 0 33 0 5 0 225 4
Santos 2017 Série A 0 0 6 0 0 0 1[c] 0 7 0
Career total 219 2 200 9 39 0 35 0 53 2 546 13
  1. ^ a b c All appearance(s) in Copa Paulista
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  3. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) Copa Libertadores
  4. ^ Appearance(s) FIFA Club World Cup
  5. ^ Appearance(s) Recopa Sudamericana
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ferroviária
Coritiba
Atlético Mineiro

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeão por todos os clubes em que passou, Leandro Donizete garante que o Galo está focado no título" [Champion through all the teams he played, Leandro Donizete assures that Galo is focused on the title] (in Portuguese). A Cidade ON. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dois no BID" (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Coxa empata em Belém" (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cori vence no Estadual" (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Donizete faz partida 100 pelo Coxa" (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Leandro Donizete renova por três anos" (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Domingo especial para Donizete" [Special Sunday for Donizete] (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Atlético-MG contrata volante do Coritiba em troca de meia" [Atlético-MG sign Leandro Donizete of Coritiba in the exchange of Renan Oliveira] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Leandro Donizete renova com o Galo e permanece por mais dois anos" [Leandro Donizete renews with Galo and remains for two more years] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Leandro Donizete Gonçalves da Silva" (in Portuguese). Galo Digital. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Santos confirma contratação de Leandro Donizete, do Atlético-MG" [Santos confirm signing of Leandro Donizete, from Atlético-MG] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  12. ^ Leandro Donizete at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  13. ^ "2003" (in Portuguese). AFE Net. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "2004" (in Portuguese). AFE Net. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "2005" (in Portuguese). AFE Net. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "2006" (in Portuguese). AFE Net. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "2007" (in Portuguese). AFE Net. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Conheça todos os escolhidos para a seleção do Campeonato Mineiro" [Know all the chosen ones for the best eleven of the Campeonato Mineiro] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Troféu Globo Minas: Galo tem quatro representantes na seleção do Mineiro" [Troféu Globo Minas: Galo have four representatives in the best eleven of the Mineiro] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

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