Bruno Ribeiro

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For the Brazilian footballer of the same name born in 1983, see Bruno de Paula Ribeiro Ingrácia.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Fernandes and the second or paternal family name is Ribeiro.
Bruno Ribeiro
Personal information
Full name Bruno Miguel Fernandes Ribeiro
Date of birth (1975-10-22) 22 October 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Setúbal, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Moura (coach)
Youth career
1984–1994 Vitória Setúbal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Vitória Setúbal 40 (4)
1997–1999 Leeds United 42 (4)
1999–2001 Sheffield United 25 (1)
2001 União Leiria (loan) 9 (0)
2001–2002 Beira-Mar 16 (1)
2002–2003 Santa Clara 23 (2)
2003–2010 Vitória Setúbal 136 (5)
2009 Chaves (loan) 4 (0)
National team
1997 Portugal U21 5 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Vitória Setúbal
2012–2013 Farense
2014– Moura
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno Miguel Fernandes Ribeiro (born 22 October 1975) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a left midfielder, and a current coach.

His main asset was a powerful left-foot strike, and he spent most of his career playing for Vitória de Setúbal, also having a four-year abroad spell in England. He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 198 games and eight goals over the course of 11 seasons, also representing in the competition União de Leiria, Beira-Mar and Santa Clara.

In 2011 Ribeiro started working as a manager, with precisely Setúbal.

Club career[edit]

Ribeiro was born in Setúbal. After making his professional debuts with hometown's Vitória Futebol Clube in 1994 he was signed by Leeds United manager George Graham three years later, and was a key component of the rebuilding exercise that the latter had been brought in to do. Injured at the start of the 1998–99 season he never really regained his place under new boss David O'Leary, and was eventually transferred to Sheffield United in October 1999 for £500,000, where he scored once against West Bromwich Albion.[1]

In January 2001 Ribeiro returned to Portugal, on loan to U.D. Leiria, before moving to S.C. Beira-Mar in the 2001–02 campaign. The following season he joined Azores' C.D. Santa Clara and suffered top flight relegation, subsequently rejoining Vitória with whom he started his professional career, with the club now playing in the second division, and contributing with 27 games (one goal) as it was immediately promoted back.

Aged almost 34, Ribeiro gradually lost his importance in the squad – only 28 appearances in his last two years combined, even though he scored the 1–0 winner against Sporting Clube de Portugal on 24 February 2008, with a long-range effort – being loaned (initially) for 2009–10 to lowly G.D. Chaves, in the second level; however, after Manuel Fernandes was reinstated as club coach, the player returned to the squad starting in January 2010, contributing with seven games as the Sadinos once again barely avoided relegation and retiring shortly after.

In early March 2011, after Fernandes was sacked by Setúbal, Ribeiro was appointed his successor. He had just started his coaching career months earlier, having been appointed at the club's under-17; on 13 February 2012, following a 0–3 away loss against S.C. Braga, he was relieved of his duties, with Vitória ranking last in the league but eventually retaining league status.

In early June 2012, Ribeiro signed with S.C. Farense in the lower leagues.[2]



  1. ^ "West Brom 2 Sheff United 2". Sporting Life. 27 November 1999. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bruno Ribeiro é o novo treinador do Farense" [Bruno Ribeiro is the new manager of Farense] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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