Sandro Coelho

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Sandro Coelho
Personal information
Full name Sandro Coelho Leite
Date of birth (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
The Strongest
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 América FC
1996 Bahia
1997–2006 The Strongest 247 (78)
2007–2008 San José (loan) 39 (7)
2009 The Strongest 15 (2)
Teams managed
2009–2010 The Strongest
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 25, 2009.

Sandro Coelho Leite (born June 27, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro) is a retired Brazilian football midfielder who spent most of his career playing in the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano for The Strongest.


Coelho developed his career at the youth ranks of Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas. He later played professionally for Brazilian clubs América Football Club in 1995, and Esporte Clube Bahia in 1996. The following year, Coelho arrived in La Paz to play for The Strongest. From the beginning he caused a good impression and the club decided to acquire his transfer. As his career progressed, Coelho became a key player for the team and a symbol for the club as he helped the institution obtain two national titles. During 2007 he added another title to his resume by winning the Clausura tournament with Club San José. After two years in Oruro, he return to his beloved The Strongest in 2009.

On April 26, 2009 during a league match against Blooming, Coelho became the club's all-time leading scorer in first division football. He scored 2 goals to reach a total of 80, surpassing former striker Ovidio Messa who previously led with 78.[1] Moreover, he is the derby's (The Strongest vs. Bolívar) all-time topscorer with 10 goals.[2]

On June 1, 2009, Coelho assumed the position of first team manager, after the resignation of Julio Toresani. His stint lasted until early 2010.




  1. ^ Coelho, la garra atigrada
  2. ^ Hombre récord

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