Marcos Leonardo

Marcos Leonardo


Full name: Marcos Leonardo Santos Almeida

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 02/05/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Itapetinga (Brazil)

Height: 174cm

Youth career: Santos

Current club: Santos

Squad number: 36

Current national team: Brazil U-17

Position: center-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 1.500.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 22.10.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Radamel Falcao



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– complete forward

– pacey and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– very good agility, coordination and pace

– likes to score with first time shots

– very composed finisher capable on both feet

– killer instinct in the penalty area

– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

– superb technique and ball control/very good in combination play

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– aerial threat in the opposition box despite his height/great jumping skills

– very good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

Leonardo dribbles past his man and scores a fantastic goal with his weaker foot.


Leonardo with a great off the ball movement and simple finish.


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 23 October 2020):

Campeonato Brasileiro 2020 (ongoing): 6 games/1 goal (Santos)



Marcos Leonardo is a product of a famous Santos youth academy. He is part of a new wave o highly talented Santos players which include, among others Renyer, Kaiky Melo, Sandry, Kaio Jorge, Derick, Ivonei and Ângelo Borges. Marcos made his professional – and Campeonato Brasileiro – debut on 20 August, coming on as a second-half substitute for Yeferson Soteldo in a 1–0 away win against Sport Recife. He scored his first professional goal on 4 October, netting his team’s third in a 3–2 away win against Goiás.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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