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Leonardo Rodriguez Pereira

Personal information
Full nameLeonardo Rodrigues Perreira
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8.2 in)
Playing positionAttacking Midfielder
Club information
Current clubAEK Athens

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Leonardo Rodrigues Pereira or simply Leonardo (born 22 September 1988 in Vila Velha, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for AEK Athens in the Greek Super League. Leonardo usually plays as an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger and a side midfielder. He is recognized for his pace and skills, dribbling ability, place long shots, free kicks and play making. Leonardo has been given the nickname Μικρός μάγος (little magician).

Leonardo was a target of many big Greek teams such as PAOK, AEK Athens, and Olympiacos and was listed as a hot prospect in the Greek Super League alongside Vasilios Koutsianikoulis and Vieirinha.

Leonardo was listed in Brazil's top 10 talents alongside Alexandre Pato and Marcelo. Leonardo was also listed in the 100 Best Young Football Players in the World, published by Spanish magazine Don Balón in July 2009.

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