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China (footballer born 1980)

China
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Bruno dos Santos Silva
Date of birth (1980-08-14) August 14, 1980
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1998–2000 Bangu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Bangu
2001–2002 Palmeiras
2002–2003 América-RJ
2003 Bangu
2003 Volta Redonda
2003–2004 Bangu
2004–2005 Flamengo 32 (1)
2005 VfL Bochum (loan) 16 (0)
2005–2006 Paysandu
2006 Coritiba
2006–2007 Avaí
2007–2008 Madureira
2008–2009 Paços Ferreira 13 (0)
2009–2010 Volta Redonda
2010–2011 Bangu
2011 ABC
2012 Operário Ferroviário
2013– Bonsucesso
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leonardo Bruno dos Santos Silva known as China (born August 14, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer[1] of Chinese heritage as a Right back.

Career

Dos Santos Silva is a strong right-back who began his football career at Bangor and had spells with Palmeiras, América-RJ and Volta Redonda before he joined Flamengo in 2004.

In 2005, he moved to VfL Bochum. China helped the German club to rise to the first division and gained some prominence in European football. However, he preferred to return to Brazil in 2006 to Paysandu, Campeonato Paraense defending champions, then go through Coritiba, Avaí and in 2008, competed in the Campeonato Carioca at Madureira.

Later that year, after the state fair, China joined the European club Paços Ferreira, Portugal, signing a contract for two years. He was released before the end of the contract. A major factor in the withdrawal from the Portuguese club was a knee ligament problem that haunted him for some time.

After spending most of 2008 and 2009 without any action, China was hired by the Volta Redonda to compete in the Campeonato Carioca 2010 and later that year ended up going to Bangu, where he played the Série D of the Brazilian Championship.

After his contract with Bangu was done, China joined Série B side ABC on May 18, 2011.[2]

References

  1. ^ "China". worldfootball.net. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "China será apresentado na tarde desta sexta-feira" (in Portuguese). ABC Futebol Clube. May 18, 2011. 

External links

  • China profile at Soccerway
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