Rico (footballer)

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Rico
Personal information
Full name Leandson Dias da Silva
Date of birth (1981-04-04) 4 April 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Recife, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Portuguesa
Youth career
CSA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 CSA
2002–2003 São Paulo 34 (7)
2003 Portuguesa Santista (loan)
2004 Grêmio 14 (0)
2005 Criciúma 0 (0)
2005 Portuguesa Santista
2005–2010 Al-Muharraq 79 (73)
2010–2011 Al-Riffa 12 (7)
2011–2012 Manama
2012 Hajer 9 (1)
2012 Náutico 4 (1)
2013 América-RN 0 (0)
2013 Alecrim
2014 Vila Nova 0 (0)
2014–2015 Hidd ? (3)
2015–2016 Busaiteen ? (3)
2017– Portuguesa 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2011

Leandson Dias da Silva (born 4 April 1981), commonly known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Portuguesa as striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Recife, Rico joined São Paulo Futebol Clube in 2002, and played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense.[1] Rico moved to Bahrain to play for Muharraq Club in 2005, and has spent the past five seasons there.

Last season Rico scored many important goals leading Muharraq to the Bahraini premiership. Rico scored in the last second of the match against Sitra by a penalty to secure the league for Muharraq. Rico also helped Muharraq to beat Riffa Club 2-1 in the final of the Crown Prince cup, and helped in Muharraq's run to the AFC Cup 2006 final where they narrowly lost on aggregate against Al Faisaly of Jordan.

In the 2006-07 season, Rico returned with Muharraq. At the beginning of the year he led Muharraq to the Bahraini Super Cup against Al Najma, by scoring a back heel goal to beat Bahrain international goalkeeper Abdulrahman AbdulKarim. He scored 25 goals in 21 games in the Bahraini league helping Muharraq to the championship. In 2008, he scored 187 goals in 11 games granting him the title of The World's Top Goal Scorer from IFFHS.[2]

Rico transfers to Bahrain Riffa Club in May 2010.,[3] and in September 2011 he transfers to Manama.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futpédia: Rico (Leândson Dias da Silva)". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ IFFHS
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