Leandro Simioni

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Personal information
Full name Leandro Vilas Boas Simioni
Date of birth (1974-09-29) 29 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Nacional (SP)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Portuguesa
1996 XV de Piracicaba[citation needed]
1996–1997 Cercle Brugge
1997–1998 Golden
1998–1999 Sai Kung ? (16)
1999–2000 Yee Hope ? (13)
2001 Yokohama F. Marinos 3 (0)
2002 Bahia
2002 Santa Cruz
2003 Paulista de Campo Limpo Paulista
2003–2005 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 43 (6)
2007 Bandeirante 0 (0)
2007–2008 Bnei Sakhnin 3 (0)
2008–2009 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 38 (13)
2010 Maccabi Ironi Bat Yam
2010 União da Vila Sá
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leandro Vilas Boas Simioni known as Leandro or Leandro Testa[1] (born 29 September 1974) is a former Brazilian professional footballer. During December 2010 Simioni was involved in a car accident in Brazil, he was seriously injured and left paralyzed from the waist down.


Early career[edit]

Born in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo state, Leandro started his career with clubs of the state before moved to Belgian side Cercle Brugge.

Hong Kong and Japan[edit]

He then moved to Hong Kong and played for Golden, Sai Kung and Yee Hope. He was the top-scorer in 1999–2000 Hong Kong First Division League.[2][3] He was also selected into Hong Kong League XI for several times.[3] In January 2001 he left Yee Hope and was offered a contract from Matsubara of Brazil, which the club was invested by Japanese.[2] He then left for J1 League club Yokohama F. Marinos. He left the club in July.

Return to Brazil[edit]

Leandro then returned to Brazil and played for Bahia (on loan from unnamed club),[4] Santa Cruz and Paulista de Campo Limpo Paulista. He finished as the runner-up of 2002 Campeonato Pernambucano.[5]

Germany and Israel[edit]

In June 2003 he left for 2. Fußball-Bundesliga club Rot-Weiß Oberhausen.[6] The club relegated to Regionalliga Nord in mid–2005. In March 2007 he was signed by Bandeirante of São Paulo state,[7] played the second half of 2007 Campeonato Paulista Série A2, scored twice.[1]

He then left for Israeli club Bnei Sakhnin and Hapoel Be'er Sheva. On 25 January 2010, he was signed by Maccabi Ironi Bat Yam.[8]


On 4 November 2010 he returned to Brazil again, signing for União da Vila Sá of Campeonato Paulista Amador do Estado.[9][10]

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 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Country Japan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0


  1. ^ a b "CAMPEONATO PAULISTA PROFISSIONAL – A2 – 2007 ARTILHEIRO DO CAMPEONATO" [São Paulo state Professional League A2 2007 Topscorers]. Federação Paulista de Futebol (FPF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b 李安度獲巴西球會垂青 [Leandro received a offer from Brazilian club]. The Epoch Times (in Chinese). 13 January 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b 奪標 (Champion Sports) – No.446 Issue (1 September 2000) pp.41–43 (in Chinese)
  4. ^ "Tricolor contrata centroavante". Esporte Clube Bahia (in Portuguese). Re-published by www.maisumbahia.com. 25 January 2002. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Campeonato Pernambucano 2002". BOLA N@ ÁREA (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2003". CBF (in Portuguese). 10 December 2004. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E)RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 19/03/2007". CBF (in Portuguese). 19 March 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  8. ^ סיום תקופת רישום שנייה–עונת משחקים 2009/10 [Winter Transfer List 2009–10] (PDF). The Israel FA (in Hebrew). Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "no title (club profile)". Federação Paulista de Futebol (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Boletim Informativo Diário Eletrônico (BID-E) Relação Pela Data 04/11/2010". CBF (in Portuguese). 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Paul Ritchie
Hong Kong First Division League top scorer
Succeeded by
Paul Ritchie