Leandro Rodrigues

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Not to be confused with Leandro Rodríguez or Leandro Montebeler.
Leandro Rodrigues
Personal information
Full name Leandro Rodrigues
Date of birth (1982-01-31) 31 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Guarulhos, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Veranópolis
Youth career
1999–2000 Mirassol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Oita Trinita 4 (0)
2002 São Caetano 25 (10)
2003–2004 Mogi Mirim 27 (8)
2004 Mirassol 15 (4)
2005 Grêmio Barueri 11 (5)
2005–2012 Iraty 48 (31)
2006 Santos (loan) 10 (1)
2007 Grêmio Barueri (loan) 0 (0)
2008 Ponte Preta (loan) 2 (1)
2009 Kalmar FF (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Canoas (loan) 10
2011 Chapecoense (loan)
2012 Brusque (loan)
2012 South China 4 (1)
2012 Veranópolis
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2012.

Leandro Rodrigues (born 31 January 1982) is a Brazilian football striker who plays for Veranópolis Esporte Clube Recreativo e Cultural.

Career[edit]

Born in Guarulhos, Brazil, he begin playing in the youth teams of Mirassol in 1999. In 2001, he moved abroad and made his senior debut playing with Oita Trinita in the J2 League. After that season in Japan, he was back to Brazil playing with São Caetano in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A during 2002. The club had just been league vice-champions two years in the row, and it was no surprise that they reached the Copa Libertadores final that year, although Leandro was not part of the teams that played the final.

In 2003 Leandro signed with Mogi Mirim where he will play until mid-2004 in the Série B, when he returned to lower league Mirassol to play until the end of the year. He started 2005 playing with Grêmio Barueri in the Série C, but finished the year playing with Iraty, a club that signed him on a long term contract.

In 2006, he was loaned to the all-mighty Santos FC winning with them the Campeonato Paulista and finishing 4th in the Série A.

He was loaned to Grêmio Barueri in July 2007.

In 2008, he was loaned to Ponte Preta playing with them in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.[1] In this period he also played with Swedish side Kalmar FF. In 2010, he was loaned to Canoas (sometimes referred as Ulbra – RS) and in 2011 to Chapecoense.

On 9 July 2012, Leandro signed with Hong Kong outfit South China.[2] He started for them in the first 4 league matches of the 2012–13 season, scoring once in a 2–2 draw against Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei. However, the club's signing of another Brazilian striker Mauro made Leandro expendable. He wasn't included in South China's playing list for the league match against Wofoo Tai Po on 7 October, and was subsequently released right after the match.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2001 Oita Trinita J2 League 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Country Japan 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Honours[edit]

São Caetano
Barueri
Santos

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