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Leivinha

Leivinha
Personal information
Full nameJoão Leiva Campos Filho
Date of birth (1949-09-11) 11 September 1949 (age 64)
Place of birthNovo Horizonte, Brazil
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1966–1969Portuguesa
1971–1975Palmeiras88(40)
1975–1979Atlético Madrid82(40)
1979São Paulo
National team
1972–1974Brazil21(7)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Leiva Campos Filho, usually called Leivinha (little Leiva), (born 11 September 1949 in Novo Horizonte, São Paulo) is a retired Brazilian footballer who played striker. He is the uncle of Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.

Leivinha played for Portuguesa, Palmeiras, and Atlético de Madrid, won national championships in both Brazil and Spain, as well as UEFA and the Intercontinental Cup. He was included in the Brazil national football team squad at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he played in the first three matches. Leivinha achieved a total of 21 international caps for Brazil, from June 1972 until June 1974, scoring seven goals.

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  • (Portuguese) Brazilian FA Database

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