Leonidas Pereira Neto

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Neto
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
Padova
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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Varese[edit]

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.

Padova[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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