Leandro Greco

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Leandro Greco
Leandro Greco 2.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
2002–2003 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2012 Roma 37 (0)
2003–2004Astrea (loan) 18 (1)
2006–2008Verona (loan) 41 (3)
2009–2010Pisa (loan) 8 (0)
2010–2011Piacenza (loan) 22 (0)
2012–2013 Olympiacos 24 (0)
2013–2014 Livorno 32 (4)
2014–2015 Genoa 7 (0)
2015Hellas Verona (loan) 18 (0)
2015–2017 Hellas Verona 27 (1)
2017–2018 Bari 8 (0)
2018Foggia (loan) 17 (0)
2018–2019 Cremonese 10 (0)
2019– Foggia 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2019

Leandro Greco (born 19 July 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie B club Foggia.


A midfielder, Greco was a regular in the Roma youth squad. He made his Serie A debut for AS Roma in 2004–05. In 2005–06, Greco managed to make only a handful of appearances, all as a substitute player.

Verona, Pisa & Piacenza[edit]

He was farmed to Hellas Verona for the following two seasons, playing a total of 40 games (26 in his first season, 14 in his second). Verona acquired half of the registration rights in June 2007[1] for €300,000, but bought back by Roma in June 2008 for just €150,000.[2]

He played the second half of 2008–09 on loan to Pisa of Serie B.[3] His loan stint was cut short in January 2010, and Greco was successively sent to another Serie B club, Piacenza, for the remainder of the season.

Return to Roma[edit]

Greco returned to Roma for the 2010–11 season and was immediately put on transfer list, but no club showed interest in signing him, so he was placed on the first team instead.[4] An injury crisis head coach Claudio Ranieri to bring him on the bench for a UEFA Champions League game against FC Basel, during which Greco entered as a substitute for the final 15 minutes and scored a goal only one minute after entering; the game ended in a 3–2 win for Roma.[5] Greco's good performances led Ranieri to call him up for the Rome derby, during which he came on for injured Jérémy Menez during the first half and provided a solid performance in a 2–0 win for his side.[4] He was promoted to the starting lineup for subsequent games against Fiorentina and Juventus.

Greco's contract was extended along with Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta in February 2012. Greco signed a new 3-year contract with annual gross salary of €1.254 million plus bonuses, moreover, 2011–12 season gross salary also increased to €0.8 million.[6]

At the start of 2012–13 Serie A, Greco was included in the pre-season camp,[7] however he trained separately due to minor injury.[8]


In July 2012, Greek Champions Olympiacos signed the 26 year old Leandro Greco for three years on a free transfer.[9] Leandro scored his first goal for the Peireus outfit in the Champions League game against Montpellier HSC (3–1 home win).


In July 2013, Greco returned to Italy for Livorno.[10] On 20 June 2014, his contract with Livorno was terminated in mutual consent.[11]


On 20 June 2014, Leandro Greco has signed a three-year contract with the Serie A team Genoa.[12]


On 6 July 2018, Greco signed a two-year contract with Serie B club Cremonese.[13]


On 18 January 2019, Greco joined to Foggia Calcio for a fee.[14]





  1. ^ http://www.hellasverona.it/news.php?id=5423
  2. ^ http://www.asroma.it/pdf/corporate/bilanci_e_relazioni/2008-11-17_bilancio_di_esercizio_e_consolidato_al_30_giugno_2008.pdf
  3. ^ "BIRINDELLI, MASIERO, PIT E GRECO: UN POKER D'ASSI PER IL PISA DI MISTER VENTURA" (in Italian). Pisa Calcio. 21 July 2008. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Greco: "È andata bene e sono molto contento"" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport – Stadio. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Restorative win has Totti looking forward". UEFA.com. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Prolungato Il Contratto Economico Per Le Prestazioni Sportive Del Calciatore Leandro Greco" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Pre-season training camp in Riscone: AS Roma squad list". AS Roma. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  8. ^ "last afternoon session with tactical focus". AS Roma. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Leandro Greco joins Olympiacos FC". Olympiacos. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Greco: il Livorno mi voleva da tempo" (in Italian). AS Livorno Calcio. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Risoluzione consensuale con Greco" (in Italian). AS Livorno Calcio. 20 June 2014. Archived from the original on 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  12. ^ "LEANDRO GRECO UFFICIALE AL GENOA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  13. ^ "IL CENTROCAMPISTA LEANDRO GRECO IN GRIGIOROSSO" (in Italian). Cremonese. 6 July 2018.
  14. ^ "UFFICIALE: Foggia, torna il centrocampista Greco" (in Italian). Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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