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Leonardo

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Born
1969 (52 years old)

Birth Place
Niterói, Brazil

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Attacking Midfielder

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1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

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_Retired Soccer

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_No League Soccer

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Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo (born 5 September 1969), known as Leonardo, is a Brazilian former footballer and coach, who is currently sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain.

A versatile player, he was employed in several positions throughout his career, including as an attacking midfielder, left winger, and left-back; his best-known and most successful period was at A.C. Milan, in the role of attacking midfielder (or trequartista) behind the forwards. He played for teams in Brazil, Spain, Japan, France and Italy, winning titles with Flamengo, São Paulo, Kashima Antlers and Milan.

A former Brazil international, he played in the 1994 World Cup winning side, as well as the team that finished runners-up in the 1998 edition of the tournament. He also represented his nation in two Copa América tournaments, reaching the final in 1995, and winning the title in 1997, also claiming the FIFA Confederations Cup in the same year.

Following his retirement, he also served as a coach for Italian side Milan, and successively as coach of crosstown rivals Internazionale, where he won a Coppa Italia title in 2011. He coached Antalyaspor in 2017. He later served as director of football at French club Paris Saint-Germain.


Career Honours


2010-2011

Inter


2002-2003

Milan


1998-1999

Milan


1997

Paris SG


1994

Sao Paulo


1994

Sao Paulo


1993

Valencia


1993

Sao Paulo


1990

Flamengo


1987

Sport Club do Recife

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1984-1987

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1987-1990

1990-1991

1990-2002

1991-1993

1993-1994

1994-1996

1996-1997

1997-2001

2001-2001

2002-2002

2002-2003

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2009-2010
Manager

2010-2011
Manager

2017-2017
Manager


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