Leandro Augusto Oldoni Stachelski is a Brazilian-born, naturalized Mexican who plays professional football as a midfielder. Augusto began his playing career way back in 1995, with a local Brazilian side, Criciuma Esporte Clube. Between 1995 and 1998, Augusto made a mark with his club and soon, was picked up by Brazilian giants Internacional.
A year with Internacional was all that the young man needed however Augusto was soon sent out to Botafogo for the remainder of 1999 as well the entire 2000 season.
In 2000, Augusto moved up to the Mexican league where he signed up with Club Leon in 2001. Playing 34 times for Leon in his two seasons there, Augusto decided to move to UNAM Pumas in 2001, after scoring 5 times for Leon.
Although Brazilian, Augusto realized the importance of getting to play international football and despite being a versatile midfielder who could play with pace, stamina and brilliant ball control, Augusto found it impossible to break into a Brazilian national team that was filled with supernatural talent.
Augusto decided to become a naturalized Mexican and during his stint with the UNAM Pumas, Augusto became a Mexican Citizen. With over 260 caps and 14 goals for the Pumas, Augusto helped them win the 2004 Clausura and Apertura titles as well as the 2009 Clausura title, this one as a Mexican citizen.
In 2007, Augusto was named as the Best Defensive Midfielder in the Apertura Tournament and was picked to play for the Mexican national team in 2008. Augusto has won 5 caps for the Mexican national team and has also scored a goal to make himself quite valuable to the team.