Gilberto Ribeiro Gonçalves
|Full name||Gilberto Ribeiro Gonçalves|
|Date of birth||13 September 1980|
|Place of birth||Andradina, Brazil|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||União Futebol Clube|
|2008||→ Botafogo (loan)||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gilberto Ribeiro Gonçalves (born 13 September 1980 in Andradina), commonly known as Gil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒiɫ]) is a Brazilian footballer who last played for União Futebol Clube. He was formally a Brazilian international.
Gil grew up in a small town, Andradina, where his talent was recognised at a very early age. He was noticed by Corinthians scouts at the age 15, and soon went on to join as a youth player.
His time at Corinthians was relatively successful, with Gil managing to register 31 goals in 124 games, a decent record for a winger-cum-forward. His pace, skill, technical ability, control and ability to beat his man shone in the Brazilian league, but after five years with the Corinthians first team, he transferred to Tokyo Verdy 1969 of Japan, in 2005.
Tokyo Verdy 1969
His time in Japan was very unsuccessful to say the least, with Gil not being a regular starter and not playing to his full potential, which in turn led him to be sold to Brazilian team Cruzeiro, in 2006.
He did not present his best football while in Cruzeiro. Only scoring four goals in over fifteen appearances. He did however start in the majority of the games and became a reliable source for assisting other players for goals.
Gimnastic de Tarragona
His season long stay in Tarragona was yet another unsuccessful venture for Gil. Gil played 19 matches and he did not score any goals, during his time with Gimnastic de Tarragona.
Gil appeared in the 2003 Confederations' Cup.
Club career statistics
|1999||Corinthians Paulista||Série A||0||0|
|2005||Tokyo Verdy||J. League 1||16||2|
|2006/07||Gimnàstic Tarragona||La Liga||19||0|
International career statistics
|Brazil national team|
- São Paulo's Cup (U 20): 1999
- São Paulo State League: 1999, 2001, 2003
- Tournament Rio – São Paulo: 2002
- Brazilian Cup: 2002
- Minas Gerais State League: 2006
- Brazilian Série A: 2009
- Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 2002
- Flamengo anuncia contratação de Gil nesta sexta-feira
- Gilberto Ribeiro Gonçalves at National-Football-Teams.com