Anderson Pico

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Anderson Pico
Personal information
Full name Anderson da Silveira Ribeiro
Date of birth (1988-11-04) November 4, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Wingback / Full back
Club information
Current team
Chapecoense
Youth career
2002–2007 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Grêmio 55 (3)
2009 Figueirense (loan) 11 (0)
2010 Brasiliense (loan) 2 (1)
2011 Juventude (loan) 8 (0)
2012 São José-RS (loan) 0 (0)
2013– Chapecoense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anderson da Silveira Ribeiro (born November 4, 1988 in Porto Alegre), commonly known as Anderson Pico, is a Brazilian wingback and full back. He currently plays for Chapecoense.

Playing career[edit]

Pico Anderson's main position is at left-back but he can also switch to right-back, or even on the wing (left or right). He began his professional career at Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. In July 2007, he was promoted to the first team due to the transfer of Lucio and injury to Bruno Teles, soon establishing himself as a core member. However, a series of poor performances led to him being dropped. The main complaint from then coach Mano Menezes was that Pico had no tactical awareness, and did not get back to defend quickly enough from supporting play.

In early 2008, Anderson went through an even worse phase when he returned from holiday overweight and struggled with regain his fitness. In the first half of the year, he oscillated with Hidalgo as a first team starter. However, Pico was on the substitute's bench at the end of April when Helder took charge of the position. However in July when, after a suspension of Helder, Pico regained his place in the first team.

Newly promoted German Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim was reported to have an interest in buying Anderson Pico from Grêmio during May 2008. Manager Ralf Rangnick travelled to Porto Alegre to observe the player in action.[1]

Pico still has some defensive problems, such as poor marking. However, the strong support he provides on the left, crosses and runs make him a strong first team choice.

On 28 February 2009, Pico left Grêmio and signed a contract with Figueirense on loan to 31 December 2009.

On 12 July 12, 2010, Anderson Pico was loaned to Brasiliense, to help the team's struggle to return to the elite of Brazilian soccer. In October 2010 Anderson signed a contract with the Pico Youth Caxias do Sul to rival Gauchão 2011.

Crossing[edit]

Anderson Pico is also known for his powerful crosses, reminiscent of a corner kick.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of October 16, 2010)
Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grêmio 2007 - - - - - - - - - - - -
2008 - - - - - - - - - - - -
2009 - - - - - - - - - - - -
2010 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 4

Honours[edit]

Grêmio
  • Rio Grande do Sul State League: 2007

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