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Sandro Coelho

Personal information
Full nameSandro Coelho Leite
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1.7 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubThe Strongest

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Sandro Coelho Leite (born June 27, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro) is a 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 reached a total of 80, surpassing former striker Ovidio Messa who previously led with 78. Moreover, he is the derby's (The Strongest vs. Bolívar) all-time topscorer with 10 goals.

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

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