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Encyclopedia > Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo

Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, known simply as Leonardo (born September 5, 1969 in Niterói, Brazil), is a football (soccer) midfielder, who played for Brazil, playing on the teams that won the 1994 World Cup (although he was suspended for the latter part of the tournament), and placed second in 1998. September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The flag of the Municipality Niterói is a city in Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. ... Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Laws of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ...


Leonardo began his career with the Brazilian club Flamengo in 1987; at just 17, he was given the opportunity to play with his hero Zico and to take part in winning his first Brazilian championship. In 1990, Leonardo signed with the São Paulo club, and in 1991, Leonardo, Raí, and other young talents were assembled as part of the so-called "esquadrão tricolor" under the command of Brazilian legend Telê Santana, giving Leonardo his second Brazilian championship. Clube de Regatas do Flamengo is a Brazilian multimodality sportive association from Rio de Janeiro. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arthur Antunes Coimbra (born in March 3, 1953), better known as Zico, was a famous Brazilian football sensation and one of the best midfielders the worlds ever seen. ... This article is about the year. ... São Paulos Mascot São Paulo is a very traditional Brazilian football team from São Paulo, founded on January 25, 1930, and Re-founded on December 16, 1935. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raí, full name Raimundo Souza Vieira de Oliveira (born May 15, 1965 in Ribeirão Preto) is a former Brazilian football (soccer) midfielder, who captained Brazil to victory at the 1994 World Cup. ... Telê Santana da Silva (born June 26, 1931 in Itabirito, Minas Gerais) is a former Brazilian manager and former football player. ...


Later that year, he made the switch to European football, signing with the Spanish club Valencia. After two seasons with Valencia, he returned to Brazil for a brief stint with São Paulo in 1993, during which time the team won several titles, including the prestigious Toyota Cup. Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia CF or just Valencia or Los Ches) is a football team in the first division of the Spanish Football League. ... The Intercontinental Cup, also known as the World Club Championship, European/South American Cup, or Toyota Cup, is a football (soccer) trophy endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores de América in a match played each...


In 1994, after the World Cup, Leonardo signed with the Kashima Antlers of the newly-formed J. League. Leonardo continued his success in Kashima, again playing with his idol and friend Zico. By 1996, he had had enough of Japan and returned to Europe, this time signing with French club Paris Saint-Germain, where he again proved to be successful. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Kashima Antlers F.C.(鹿島アントラーズ) is a J. League team. ... Japanese Roc // Headline text k 30 TEAMS IN J-LEAGUE The J. League (in Japanese: Jリーグ, Officially 日本プロサッカーリーグ) is the top professional football league in Japan. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ...


The following year, Leonardo played all seven games in his second 1998 World Cup, helping Brazil to a second-place finish. He then signed with Italian giants AC Milan, becoming a prominent part of that club's star-studded lineup. He played four full seasons in Milan, but was hampered by injuries. In 2001, he returned to play for São Paulo and then Flamengo, before finishing his career in Milan in 2002. The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Leonardo made his international debut in 1989, and ended his career with 56 caps and eight goals for Brazil. He will also be remembered for the vicious elbow to the head of American midfielder Tab Ramos during the second round of the 1994 World Cup. Leonardo was suspended for the rest of the tournament as Brazil won the championship. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tabare Tab Ramos (born September 21, 1966 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is an American soccer midfielder, considered one of the most skillful players to ever wear the US jersey. ...


Since 2002, Leonardo has dedicated himself to social works with the Fundação Gol de Letra and Fondazione Milan.


External links

  • http://www.leosempre.cjb.net
  • http://www.goldeletra.org.br
  • http://www.fondazionemilan.org

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Leonardo Araújo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (573 words)
Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, known simply as Leonardo (born September 5, 1969 in Niterói, Brazil), is a football midfielder, who played for Brazil, playing on the teams that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup (although he was suspended for the latter part of the tournament), and placed second in 1998.
Leonardo began his career with the Brazilian club Flamengo in 1987; at just 17, he was given the opportunity to play with his hero Zico plus Leandro, Bebeto and Renato Gaúcho, and to take part in winning his first Brazilian championship.
In 1990, Leonardo signed with São Paulo FC, and in 1991, Leonardo, Raí, and other young talents were assembled as part of the so-called "esquadrão tricolor" under the command of Brazilian legend Telê Santana, giving Leonardo his second Brazilian championship.
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