Leonardo de Deus Santos

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Birthday
18, 1978
Birthplace
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1978 (age 41)
Birthplace
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

About

Known simply as Dede, the retired Brazilian wingback is famous for his career in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. He won two Bundesliga championships as a member of team in 2002 and 2011, and finished as a UEFA Cup runner-up in 2002. 

Before Fame

He made his professional debut with Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro in 1996 at age 18. He would join Borussia Dortmund in 1998. 

Trivia

He was signed as an assistant coach for the Turkish club Eskişehirspor in 2015. He made his only international appearances for Brazil in 2004. 

Family Life

He has two brothers named Lucas and Leandro, who are also both professional soccer players. 

Associated With

He and Mario Gotze played alongside one another for Borussia Dortmund during their championship run in 2010-2011.