Gilberto Ribeiro Gonçalves

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Gil
Personal information
Full name Gilberto Ribeiro Gonçalves
Date of birth (1980-09-13) 13 September 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Andradina, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
União Futebol Clube
Youth career
1995–1999 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Corinthians 124 (31)
2005 Tokyo Verdy 16 (2)
2006 Cruzeiro 14 (3)
2006–2007 Gimnàstic 19 (0)
2007–2009 Internacional 14 (1)
2008 Botafogo (loan) 17 (1)
2009–2010 Flamengo 2 (0)
National team
2003 Brazil 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2010

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.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

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.

Corinthians[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Cruzeiro[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Flamengo[edit]

On 25 September 2009 Flamengo have signed the forward until December 2009.[1]

National team[edit]

Gil appeared in the 2003 Confederations' Cup.

Club career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1999 Corinthians Paulista Série A 0 0
2000 8 2
2001 12 6
2002 23 4
2003 31 9
2004 40 6
2005 4 1
Japan League
2005 Tokyo Verdy J. League 1 16 2
Brazil League
2006 Cruzeiro Série A 14 3
Spain League
2006/07 Gimnàstic Tarragona La Liga 19 0
Brazil League
2007 Internacional Série A 12 1
2008 3 0
2008 Botafogo Série A 16 1
2009 Flamengo Série A 1 0
2010
Country Brazil 164 33
Japan 16 2
Spain 19 0
Total 199 35

International career statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 4 1
Total 4 1

Honours[edit]

  • 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

Individual honours[edit]

  • Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 2002

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