Leonardo de Jesus Geraldo

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Leonardo
Personal information
Full name Leonardo de Jesus Geraldo
Date of birth (1985-08-04) 4 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Carapicuíba,[1] Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5.6 ft)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Mogi Mirim
Youth career
Portuguesa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Portuguesa 97 (4)
2008–2011 Olympiacos 41 (2)
2010–2011 Internacional (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 PAOK 1 (0)
2012–2013 Grêmio Barueri 6 (0)
2013 Atlético Goianiense 6 (0)
2013–2014 Vila Nova 5 (1)
2014– Mogi Mirim 31 (0)
National team
2007 Brazil U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:21, 2 August 2015 (UTC).

Leonardo de Jesus Geraldo known as Leonardo or just Léo (born 4 August 1985) is a Brazilian footballer, usually playing as a wing-back.

Career[edit]

Portuguesa[edit]

Born in São Paulo state, Leonardo started his career with Portuguesa de Desportos. After made his national league debut at 2004 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he signed a new 3½-year contract with club in August 2005.[2] In 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he was the regular start of the team, played 18 out of 21 games and 11 out of 12 games in champion playoffs. He missed twice due to suspension (that season he was cautioned 11 times and every 3 cautions suspend once[3]) and rested in round 21. That season Lusa finished as the 4th. In 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he played 23 league matches and most notably missed 9 matches from round 11 to 19 and the last 4 matches of the league. He was cautioned 3 times that season but no suspension. He enjoyed his best season in 2007, winning Campeonato Paulista Série A2, played 35 times in 2007 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, scored 2 goals and just suspended once. That season he was cautioned 5 times in Serie B. Portuguesa finished as the third and promoted to 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. He also earned an international cap coached by Dunga on 9 December.

He did not play in 2008 Campeonato Paulista as he was busy in transfer talks.

Olympiacos[edit]

Leonardo was signed by Olympiacos in January 2008.[4] for a reported €2 million paid to Lusa to buy its 65% economic rights of the player. The rest was owned by a third-party owner José Riva.[5][6] In July 2011 his contract was terminated.

Internacional[edit]

In June 2010, he was loaned back to Brazil in 1-year deal.[7] However, he suffered from injury[8] and did not played any match for the first team in 2011 season.

PAOK[edit]

On 9 September 2011 Leonardo signed one-year contract with PAOK. The club keeps the right to break this contract in January 2012, if the player won't meet its expectations.[9]

International career[edit]

The left-back was set to be in Brazil's 2008 Olympic football squad and gained his first national cap in a pre-olympic friendly, against Brazil League Best XI.[10] He then dropped from preliminary squad.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
2004[11] Portuguesa Série B 10 0 ? ?1
2005[12] 18+11 2+0 ? ?1
2006[13] 23 0 ? ?1
2007[14] 35 2 1 0 22 3[15] 58 5
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Olympiacos Superleague 11 0 ? ? 2 0 ? ?
2008–09 8 0 ? ? 3 0 ? ?
2009–10 19 2 ? ? 8 2 ? ?2
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
2010 Internacional Série A 3 0 Nil3 3 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Brazil 100 4 1 0 ? ? 0 0 ? ?1
Greece 38 2 ? ? 13 2 ? ?2
Career total 138 6 ? ? 13 2 ? ? ? ?4
  • Note:

State Leagues were marked as league cup
1 No stats. available for 2004 to 2006 Campeonato Paulista Série A1 and Campeonato Paulista Série A2.
2 3 games in 2010 qualification playoffs for European competitions
3 Not registered in 2010[citation needed] and 2011 Copa Libertadores[16]
4 See note 1 and 2

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Internazional Profile (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "BID ACUMULATIVO SÉRIE B /2005". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) (in Portuguese). 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 5 May 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "REGULAMENTO GERAL DAS COMPETIÇÕES (2009)" (pdf). CBF (in Portuguese). ca. December 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "TRANSFERÊNCIAS PARA O EXTERIOR (2008)". CONFEDERAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE FUTEBOL (CBF) (in Portuguese). ca. January 2009. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Olympiakos contrata Leonardo, da Lusa". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). 26 January 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Leonardo vai para Grécia". Associação Portuguesa de Desportos (in Portuguese). 26 January 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lateral Leonardo perto de acerto com o Inter". SC Internacional (in Portuguese). 24 June 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Thiago Humberto e Leonardo trabalharam nesta terça". SC Internacional (in Portuguese). 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Juliano signed (in Greek)". paok24.com. paok24.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Seleção olímpica cai diante dos craques do Brasileirão". Gazeta Esportiva (in Portuguese). Re-Published by Ultimo Segundo. 9 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  11. ^ 2004 Serie B Match Report in Multi-page TIFF, CBF (in Portuguese)
  12. ^ 2005 Serie B Match Report in Multi-page TIFF Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., CBF (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ 2006 Serie B Match Report in Multi-page TIFF Archived 24 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine., CBF (in Portuguese)
  14. ^ 2007 Serie B Match Report in Multi-page TIFF, CBF (in Portuguese)
  15. ^ "2007 Campeonato Paulista Série A2: Artilharia". Federação Paulista de Futebol (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Lista dos inscritos na Libertadores 2011". SC Internacional (in Portuguese). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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