Training is all about discipline. These are the wise words spoken by Leonardo Castro. The Amakhosi player has been missing his family back at home, especially during these times. He talked to his fans and reminded them that family is important. While doing so, he mentioned he misses his home in Columbia. So, is he staying, or is he going?
He is a family man, a footballer, and a team player who made a new home far away from home. Here is everything you need to know about Leonardo Castro.
Leonardo Castro profile summary
- Full name: David Leonardo Castro Cortés
- Nickname: Leo
- Place of birth: Bogotá, Colombia
- Date of birth: 12th May 1989
- Age: 31 years
- Gender: Male
- Height: 1.83 m
- Nationality: Columbian
- Spouse: Estefania Burbano
- Marital status: Married
- Profession: Footballer
- Current team: Kaizer Chiefs
- Position: Striker
- Net worth: $1 million- $5 million
- Instagram: @leocortes7
- Twitter: @leonad1714
Leonardo Castro biography
Leonardo Castro nickname Leo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, on 12th May 1989. Information about him and his family in Columbia has not been publicly disclosed. Therefore, there is little information about it.
Leonardo Castro celebration of his sixth wedding anniversary reminded his fans of how he is a dedicated husband. David is married to Estefania Burbano, who is a social communicator. Leonardo Castro wife and he are blessed with two children: the first one is a girl, Antonella, who is four years old, whereas the lastborn is a boy, Valentin, and he recently turned three years old.
Leonardo Castro career
Leonardo Castro Kaizer Chiefs membership happened in January 2018. He started his career in Millonarios U20, which he joined in the 2007/2008 season. He was a player in the following clubs: Millonarios U20, Millonarios FC, CD La Equidad Seguros SA, Club Alianza Lima, Colegio Nacional Iquitos, Cúcuta Deportivo, Rionegro Águilas, Deportivo Pereira, Club Universitario de Sucre, and Mamelodi Sundowns FC, where he left to join Kaizer Chiefs.
Leonardo Castro contract with Kaizer Chiefs was said to have saved the club several million rands. Leonardo Castro salary has not been disclosed to the public yet. However, his current market as of April 2020 is €550,000, with the highest value being at €700,000.
Briefly.co.za reported that David had signed a contract that extended his stay in Kaizer Chiefs. The player signed a two-year agreement set to expire in June 2022. On a Twitter post, the club tweeted that
Castro happy to extend his stay. Kaizer Chiefs and Leonardo Castro have reached an agreement to extend their relationship with a further two years ending on 30th June 2022.
On the club's website, David commented that,
This is sensitive for me because I have not won a trophy yet with the team. And to leave without a gold medal would be a defeat for me. I wish to win something. And I think with the squad we have at the moment, we are capable of doing well...
Leonardo Castro stats
- Att. Position: 77
- Finishing: 80
- Strength: 75
- Acceleration: 70
- Short Pass: 74
He made many appearances and also scored several times for the teams he played for. Below are his competitions stats for all seasons he has played in.
Competition Appearances Goals Assists Minute/goal Minutes played
- ABSA Premiership 89 23 14 247 5,688
- Liga DIMAYOR I 33 5 - 390 1,950
- Liga DIMAYOR II 21 3 4 473 1,418
- Torneo Descentralizado 14 5 - 182 912
- CAF-Champions League 13 2 1 429 857
- Nedbank Cup 12 2 1 350 699
- Copa Libertadores 10 2 2 378 756
- Telkom Knockout 9 5 - 137 684
- Fase Final Liga DIMAYOR II 5 - 1 - 389
- CAF Confederation Cup 4 2 - 152 304
- MTN8 4 2 1 143 285
- Fase Final Liga DIMAYOR I 4 1 - 289 289
- FIFA Club World Cup 2 - - - 110
- CAF-Supercup - - - - -
Total: 220 52 24 276 14,341
Leonardo Castro measurements
David's physique is quite impressive for an average man his age. He is a tall player who stands at 1.83 metres (6 feet) and weighs around 80 kilograms.
Frequently asked questions
It is only natural for questions to arise with Leonardo Castro latest news of his future with Kaizer chiefs. Here are some of the FAQs that you are probably wondering about.
Is Castro leaving Kaizer Chiefs?
Leonardo Castro house in South Africa will be his home together with his family for another two years. In May 2020, Leonardo renewed his contract with Kaizer Chiefs. He started in the club's website that
My family is excited about this development. We are happy to remain in South Africa. Thank you once more to the chairman and the club.
How old is Leonardo Castro?
Leonardo Castro age is 31 years.
Leonardo Castro is a legendary footballer from the time of his younger years and even now. He continues to inspire young players, especially since he plays far away from home. His fans are anxiously waiting to see what these two years have in store for the great player.