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Full name João Leiva Campos Filho
Date of birth (1949-09-11) 11 September 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Novo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1970 Portuguesa
1971–1975 Palmeiras 263 (106)
1975–1979 Atlético Madrid 94 (43)
1979 São Paulo 42 (19)
National team
1972–1974 Brazil 21 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

João Leiva Campos Filho, usually called Leivinha (little Leiva), (born 11 September 1949 in Novo Horizonte, São Paulo) is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a forward, either as a striker or as a winger.

Club career[edit]

A talented, flamboyant and mercurial player,[1] at club level, Leivinha played for Portuguesa, Palmeiras, and Atlético de Madrid, winning national championships in both Brazil and Spain, as well as the UEFA and Intercontinental Cups.

International career[edit]

Leivinha achieved a total of 21 international caps for Brazil, from June 1972 until June 1974, scoring seven goals. He was included in the Brazil national football team squad at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he played in the first three matches.

Personal life[edit]

Leivinha is the uncle of Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.[1]



  1. ^ a b Marco Guidi (27 December 2016). "Inter: Lucas Leiva, sangue e grinta da italiano, professionista senza macchia" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 

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