Leo is from Curitiba, Brazil and played soccer for many years in Brazil, as well as college soccer here in the United States. As a kid, his favorite experiences were when he would travel outside his city and spend the weekend playing soccer against the best teams in the state and other places around the country.
When Leo moved to the United States in 2013, he started coaching at Stanford Soccer Club. It was a new experience, however, he felt really happy to be able to teach something he loves to do and see the progression of his players throughout the years. Since then, he has completed his USSF D coaching license.
Leo’s favorite team is Gremio, a Brazilian team where Ronaldinho Gaucho came from. Also, his favorite player is Ronaldinho. The things he could do with the ball were magical and he always had a smile on his face no matter the opponent. It was a joy to watch him play.