FM 2012 player profile – Leandro

FM 2012 Strikers

written by Darren Smith


Age: 18

Position: ST/AMRLC

Club: Gremio

Nationality: Brazilian

Value: £4.2 million

Price tag: £8.75 million (in patch 12.2)

Leandro’s profile in 2011 (after starting new game, patch 12.2)

Leandro’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Leandro’s profile aged 26 in the year 2019

Leandro’s career history until 2019

Leandro is a young explosive wonderkid from Gremio. He looks very promising and has bags of potential at the tender age of 18, his pace and dribbling skills also mean he can moulded into a winger bringing goals from either flank. The above screenshots show a grim future for the striker, but please ignore them. He was signed by Real, left to rot in the reserves with no game time and even when out on loan barely made an appearance. This lack of experience has not only hindered his development but also made Leandro worse. I am willing to bet that if you sign him and offer regular first team football this kid will be prolific! Just be sure to train him individually on finishing…either way his minimum fee release clause of just £8.75 million makes it worth the risk.

Best buy rating: 7.5/10

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easily my fav signing…level with Mbaye Niang…signed for man utd and progressed into a fanastic striker in the poacher role…paid 10mill to ensure i beat real madrid 2 his signature…


I got him first time around when I tried out a season, he had a good season and developed well. Forgot to grab him straight away in the game I’m playing now so he’s rotting in RM atm, just when I need a good young right winger… Agree that he’ll be good, better team player than Niang


funny, seems real madrid goes for him in every game, including mine. I was hoping to get him but real madrid is real madrid…


does this wonderkid evolves well if put on amr ?


in my save real madrid buy it .. so i will wait 1 or 2 seasons and i will make an offer for him and make im an amr

jose mourinho

is it only in my save that he got into barcelona??


In my one he is on my benfica side with carlos fierro and Erick Torres.
I play with him on the right and he scored 15 goals on hes first season.
Wonderful signing.


You can scout Lacina Traore? i don’t see his player profile here..

i bought him in 2014 from Kuban for 10M and after 3 years his value is about 35M
in 3 years he won 3 best player and 3 best scorer in Serie is Juventus captain..


ty very much, unfortunately i lost my saves, so i start new career scouting this talent and report, cuz nobody talks about him in FM12 forums..

p.s sorry for my bad english



if you want a good right winger you should buy marco reus who plays for gladbach


Leandro’s development is an odd one. His technical skills don’t really want to go up but his mental and physical attributes are developping very well. I just hope that he’ll start improving on his dribbling, crossing, etc. when he turns 20. And he’s been a monster for my team as an AML IF. Didn’t seem to have much luck with him on the right wing.


darren,i manage betis.last season we finished sixth in the league.i need a poacher.i already signed fierro.but he will only join me next season.who should i buy? nelson oliveira or leandro,the one from gremio.


He’s turned out great on my West Ham save! He went to Real Madrid on my game too but signed him for 700k from them when the manager fell out with him in 2016. In his 2nd season here I played him up front and he got 21 goals! 3rd season I played him on the wing and occasionally up front but still got 11 goals despite being injured for 4 months! You can usually get him up to 15 on finishing which coupled with is great pace can be pretty lethal :)

Darren, I brought Leandro to Dortmund in my first season for €10.75 mil. I am currently at the beginning of my 2016-2017 season and Leandro has been a consistant force up front for me since day 1 (in a poacher role). He has scored 20+ goals a season, every season since I bought him. His technical stats (other than his finishing up to 15) have not improved much at 23 with a ton of first team action, but his mental and physical stats have improved. He has been named European Golden Boot Runner Up and Champs League Golden Boot Runner… Read more »

In 12.2, his PA has dropped from -9 to -8. Wouldn’t be worth getting him now.

Luke Moore

Signed him in my second season with Swansea (finished quite high in my first season so got some funds) he’s been spectacular up front with Fierro or Erick Torres, as either a poacher or DLF. I offered regular first team football as I was playing with a team of kids.

First season he managed 13 goals 14 assists in 32 league apps, 2nd was 36 apps, 20 goals, 13 assists then in my 3rd season due to Fierro emerging as my poacher he only managed 12 goals and 11 assists not a bad return.


Worst signing I have ever made! 34 apps 5 as a sub 0 goals 3 assists I have him upfront with borini and suarez in a 4-1-2-3 suarez got 53 goals borini 19 but with 14 assists, he doesnt adapt well and for the whole season he couldnt break the language barrier, nothing special.


So far in Brasileirao 2012 he scored 4 goals in 5 matches for Gremio very impressive


hope you reply to this darren in my save he has improved quite a lot i can give you a screenie if you want keep up the good work