Maikon Leite

Maikon Fernando Souza Leite ( born August 3, 1988 in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who is at Palmeiras São Paulo under contract. He plays as a right winger or as a striker. In Palmeiras his contract runs until 23 June 2016.


Maikon Leite began his football career in 2006 at the EC Santo André. In June 2008 he moved to FC Santos, where he soon proved to be a good scorer. But on August 17, 2008, he retired during a match against Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro a severe injury to the ligaments in his right knee. Then he had to pause eight months and could only accrue 18 April 2009 against Palmeiras again. Only two games later, on June 21 against Atlético Mineiro, injured Leite again on his right knee and continued until January 2010. In May 2010, he was loaned to Atlético Paranaense. 9 January 2011, he signed a pre-contract with Palmeiras, on June 30, he first played for the club, scoring against Atlético Goianiense already a goal.


Private life

Maikon Leite lives in Perdizes, a suburb of São Paulo. He has a son who had been born in Santos on 10 November 2011.