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Chornomorets signs Leonardo Veloso
Jan 25 2012, 11:46

ODESA, JANUARY 25th, 2012, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — FC Chornomorets has signed a contract with Leonardo Veloso, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The press service of the club informed today, 25 January.

According to the press service, yesterday, January 24, 24-year-old defender Leonardo Veloso has signed a contract with FC «Chernomorets». The agreement is for 3.5 years.

The press service noted During his youth, Veloso played for Atlético Mineiro in Belo Horizonte. His prosperous background gave him a quite wealthy youth. After playing a few years in the Atlético Mineiro reserve squad, he moved to the Netherlands with his wife Bruna Cypriano Veloso, in January 2008. He signed a two and a half year contract with Willem II Tilburg. The first half year he did not play for the senior squad, because he had adaptation problems. He made his professional debut on August 30, 2008 in the home match against Ajax (2-1 win). In February 2010 he signed with Romanian side CFR Cluj. In January 2012 joined Ukrainian side Chornomorets.

INFORMATION: FC Chornomorets Odesa is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Odessa. The club's home ground is the 34,164 Chornomorets Stadium opened in 1935 and rebuilt in 2011. During the reconstruction (2009-2011), the team played in the 4,610 Spartak Stadium. The club was officially formed in 1936 as Dynamo, but after a number of name and management changes, it emerged under its current name in 1958. Chornomorets were deducted 6 points by FIFA on November 6, 2008. It was confirmed by Ukrainian Premier League on March 2, 2009. The club managed to finish the 2008–09 season in 10th place despite the deduction. The 2009–10 season started badly with a 5:0 loss to FC Dynamo Kyiv and a poor run of form that saw the team finish the first half of the season in 13th place, just two spots away from the relegation zone. The club was relegated to the First League at the end of the season. It took, however, just a year for Chornomorets to return to the Ukrainian top flight for the 2011–12 season.

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