Leonidas Pereira Neto
|Full name||Leonidas Pereira Neto de Sousa|
|Date of birth||4 January 1979|
|Place of birth||General Carneiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2001–2010||Itala San Marco||258||(114)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:55, 28 December 2014 (UTC).
Itala San Marco
Neto joined Italian Serie D side Itala San Marco in January 2001. 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 (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.
- Leonidas Pereira Neto at Soccerway
- Profile at AIC.Football.it (Italian)
- Profile at TuttoCalciatori.net (Italian)
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