Leandro dos Santos de Jesus
|Full name||Leandro dos Santos de Jesus|
|Date of birth||February 26, 1985|
|Place of birth||Salvador, Brazil|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|2002–2003||Real Salvador Esporte Clube|
|2008–2009||→ Grêmio (loan)||21||(0)|
|2009||→ Coritiba (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
On 25 September 2009, it was announced the 24-year-old midfielder from Palmeiras will play on loan for Coritiba Foot Ball Club until the end of the Campeonato Brasileiro, in the next month of December 2009.
On 30 March 2016, it was confirmed that Makelele has signed with Botafogo.
- (in English) sambafoot
- (in Portuguese) CBF
- (in Portuguese) palmeiras.globo.com
- (in Portuguese) zerozero.pt
- (in Portuguese) globoesporte
- (in Portuguese) Makelele: «É um sonho jogar na Liga Europa»
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