|Full name||João Leiva Campos Filho|
|Date of birth||11 September 1949|
|Place of birth||Novo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A talented, flamboyant and mercurial player, at club level, Leivinha played for Portuguesa, Palmeiras, and Atlético de Madrid, winning national championships in both Brazil and Spain, as well as the UEFA and Intercontinental Cups.
Leivinha achieved a total of 21 international caps for Brazil, from June 1972 until June 1974, scoring seven goals. He was included in the Brazil national football team squad at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he played in the first three matches.
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