Leonardo Bittencourt

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Leonardo Bittencourt
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Bittencourt in training with Hannover 96 in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Leipzig, Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Köln
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2010 Energie Cottbus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Energie Cottbus II 4 (2)
2010–2012 Energie Cottbus 29 (2)
2012–2013 Borussia Dortmund II 12 (1)
2012–2013 Borussia Dortmund 5 (1)
2013–2015 Hannover 96 57 (5)
2015– 1. FC Köln 14 (0)
National team
2011 Germany U19 2 (0)
2013– Germany U21 20 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:03, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Leonardo Bittencourt (born 19 December 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays for 1. FC Köln as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Leipzig, Bittencourt began his career with Energie Cottbus.[1][2] On 1 December 2011, it was announced that Bittencourt had signed a four-year contract with Borussia Dortmund, effective from 1 July 2012.[3] He moved to Hannover 96 at the end of the 2012–13 season.[4]

On 13 July 2015, Bittencourt joined 1. FC Köln on a four-year deal keeping him at the club until 2019.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Leonardo is the son of Franklin Bittencourt, a Brazilian former professional player who played in Germany, and is now active as a coach.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonardo Bittencourt at fussballdaten.de (German)
  2. ^ Leonardo Bittencourt profile at Soccerway
  3. ^ a b Fligge, Sascha (1 December 2011). "Bittencourt wechselt zum BVB" (in German). RuhrNachrichten.de. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hannover 96 verpflichtet Bittencourt" (in German). Hannover 96. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "LEONARDO BITTENCOURT SIGNS FOR 1. FC KÖLN". 1. FC Köln. 14 July 2015.