Leonidas Pereira Neto

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Personal information
Full name Leonidas Pereira Neto de Sousa
Date of birth (1979-01-04) 4 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth General Carneiro, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Matsubara 15 (11)
2001–2010 Itala San Marco 258 (114)
2010–2015 Varese 154 (31)
2015– Padova 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:55, 28 December 2014 (UTC).

Leonidas Pereira Neto de Sousa (born 4 January 1979) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Padova at Lega Pro.


Neto (means grandson), son of Mr. Pereira and Ms. (née) Sousa, started his career at Matsubara and played at 2000 Torneo di Viareggio where he was scouted.[1]

Itala San Marco[edit]

Neto joined Italian Serie D side Itala San Marco in January 2001.[2] Neto played for the club for 9 years and won the Serie D group stage champion in 2008. In 2004, he was trailed at Triestina but the transfer was failed due to work permit issue[3] (Serie B clubs cannot sign non-EU players abroad nor from Serie D). He was allowed to remain at the promoted side for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 2008-09 season and played as captain.


On 31 January 2010, he was loaned to Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Varese as the club did not have a true regular goalscorer except Osariemen Ebagua. Neto scored an equalizer goal in his debut against Benevento. The match ended in 1-1 draw. He won promotion to Serie B at the end of season. the club also sign him in permanent deal. In his debut in the Italian second division, he scored a goal against Torino, while Varese won 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino.


On 17 July 2015, after remaining free agent, signing for Padova in Lega Pro.


  1. ^ http://www.seriednews.com/public/C030308.pdf
  2. ^ "100 di questi Neto Pereira". Itala San Marco (in Italian). 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  3. ^ "Intervista a Neto Pereira". AS Varese 1910 (in Italian). 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 

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