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The new leader of the Brazilian football union has visited FIFPro's offices for the first time since he was elected in April.

Felipe Augusto Leite (pictured left) spent two days meeting officials of the world player union in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

Leite is a former player from Brazil's northeast state of Natal who has worked as a lawyer for 20 years.

He oversaw Natal's union for seven years before becoming president of national union FENAPAF five months ago.

Leite was accompanied on the trip to the Netherlands by senior Brazilian union officials Alfredo Sampaio and Rubens Ronchi.

The lawyer said the visit has helped strengthen the relationship between FENAPAF and FIFPro.

He said he was impressed by FIFPro's "democratic approach and clear objectives" as it fights to protect player rights.

"I feel like footballers from around the world have a special regard for the work FIFPro does," Leite said.

"They treat players equally, whether they are famous or just trying to earn a living."

Rio de Janeiro-based FENAPAF, founded in 1990 by players including Zico, is made up of 18 regional unions.

Leite is the first president of the organization from one of the country's northern states.

Pictured below, from left to right, Alfredo Sampaio, FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen, Felipe Augusto Leite and Rubens Ronchi.

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