Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Love is in the air . . . and on his way to Melbourne (corrected)

The Melbourne Victory have just announced their latest signing for the upcoming season. They have signed Leandro Rodrigues da Silva, nicknamed Leandro Love, on a one year loan deal from J-League club Vissel Kobe. Not much is known about him apart from the fact that he is a 21 year old forward, who has recently played in the Paulista State Championship for Rio Branco. I'm guessing his role will be mainly coming off the bench as an understudy to both Allsopp and Thompson. Apparently he is due in the country in a couple of weeks. Once we know more about him I'll be sure to let you know. Here is a video of him in action scoring against Palmeiras for Rio Branco (the team in white).


Anonymous Peter Daams said...

Hmm, I don't think the picture you included is actually "our" Leandro. I believe that is Leandro Montera da Silva who holds the no.9 at Vissel Kobe. (

Our Leandro can be seen scoring against Palmeiras in this video:

26 July 2007 at 14:42  
Blogger Neil said...

Thanks for the correction Peter. There was a lot of confusion going around about which Leandro he was.

26 July 2007 at 15:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh so this conspiracy has been explained. I was stuggling to believe there were two brazilian strikers of the same name both playing for the same J-league side that Victory got him from. Now my question is did we get the better one, cos the one still at Vissel Kobe is great ive seen vids. I Think our one is more of a rookie. But hope he's as good.

1 August 2007 at 19:17  

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