Christian Ribeiro

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Christian Ribeiro
Christian Ribeiro.jpg
Ribeiro with the Wales U21 side.
Personal information
Full name Christian Michael Ribeiro[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Neath, Wales
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 6
Youth career
2001–2006 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Bristol City 14 (0)
2009 Stockport County (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Colchester United (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Carlisle United (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Scunthorpe United (loan) 10 (0)
2012–2014 Scunthorpe United 49 (2)
2014- Exeter City 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U17 7 (1)
2006–2007 Wales U19 5 (0)
2007–2011 Wales U21 8 (1)
2010 Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:35, 15 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:38, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Christian Michael Ribeiro (born 14 December 1989 in Neath) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender. He currently plays for League Two side Exeter City.

Personal life[edit]

Ribeiro was born in Neath, Wales and moved to Gloucestershire at the age of five and attended Marling School in Stroud. His father is Portuguese but was born in Wales and his mother is Welsh.[3]

Club career[edit]

Ribeiro came through the youth system at Bristol City before earning his first professional contract, lasting two and a half years, with the club in December 2006.[4] His first team debut came nearly two years later in a 2–1 win over Peterborough United in the Football League Cup on 12 August 2008, but was replaced after just 34 minutes after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament,[5][6] which kept him out for nearly a year.[7] Prior to his injury, he was linked with a move to Premier League side Everton. However he quickly dismissed the rumours stating: "I felt I had a better chance of playing at Bristol City and I was proved right because I got into the first team, it just so happened that was when I got injured."[8]

Having made just one appearance during the 2009–10 season due to another injury sustained while international duty, Ribeiro was allowed to join Football League One side Stockport County on a one-month loan deal with a 24-hour recall clause.[6] He made his Football League and Stockport debut in a 3–1 defeat to Exeter City in November.[9] After a month, he decided to extend his loan period to 9 January 2010.[10] However, at the end of December, manager Gary Johnson opted to exercise the recall clause following an injury crisis and Ribeiro returned at the end of December.[11][12] He went on loan again, to Colchester United, until another injury ended his spell. Ribeiro made his league debut for Bristol City in a 2–2 draw with Newcastle United on 20 March 2010.[13] In May 2012, Ribeiro was released after learning that his contract would not be renewed.[14]

On 9 July 2012, Ribeiro signed a two-year contract at Scunthorpe United following a loan for the second half of the previous season.[15] The club announced on 8 May 2014 that he would be released at the end of the season, despite playing 21 games as they won promotion to Football League One.[16]

On 21 August 2014, Ribeiro officially signed for League Two side Exeter City after a successful pre-season trial.

International career[edit]

Ribeiro was a regular at various youth levels for Wales including taking part in the under-19 squad that played in the Milk Cup in 2007.[17] On 12 November 2007 he was called up for the Wales U21 team for the matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 and France U21,[18] playing in both. He was first called up to the senior squad for the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Russia in September 2009 but did not leave the bench.[19] Ribeiro made his debut for the Wales national football team on 23 May 2010 against Croatia at the Gradski vrt stadium, Osijek.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014[20]

Club League Season League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City Championship 2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2009–10 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Stockport County (loan) League One 2009–10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Colchester United (loan) League One 2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Carlisle United (loan) League One 2011–12 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Scunthorpe United (loan) League One 2011–12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Scunthorpe United League One 2012–13 28 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 32 2
Scunthorpe United League Two 2013–14 21 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 25 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.bcfc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10327~40108,00.html[dead link]
  3. ^ "Future looks bright for latest PMA signing Christian Ribeiro". Givemefootball.com. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Ribeiro earns first City contract". BBC Sport. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Bristol City 2–1 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  6. ^ a b "Bristol City and Wales defender Christian Ribeiro joins Stockport on loan". gazetteseries.co.uk. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Ribeiro back to City after injury". BBC Sport. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  8. ^ "Ribeiro has no regrets about staying at Bristol City". gazetteseries.co.uk. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  9. ^ "Stockport 1–3 Exeter". BBC Sport. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  10. ^ "Bristol City's Ribeiro set for Bristol Rovers showdown". Bristol Evening Post. 22 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Christian returns to Bristol". stockportcounty.com. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Recalled Ribeiro eyeing chance to feature for Bristol City". Bristol Evening Post. 31 December 2009. 
  13. ^ "Bristol City 2–2 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  14. ^ "Christian Ribeiro to leave Bristol City at the end of his contract". Gazette. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ribeiro joins permanently". Scunthorpe United F.C. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Christian Ribeiro will be released by Scunthorpe United". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ramsey withdrawn from Wales squad". BBC Sport. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  18. ^ "Injured Bale ruled out for Wales". BBC Sport. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  19. ^ "Bristol City defender Ribeiro ready for Russia". Bristol Evening Post. 9 September 2009. 
  20. ^ "Christian Ribeiro". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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