Murilo de Almeida

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Murilo de Almeida
Personal information
Full name Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida
Date of birth (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ettifaq FC
Number 80
Youth career
Bahia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Bahia 0 (0)
2011–2012 Persiraja Banda Aceh 25 (7)
2012 Busaiteen Club[1] 3 (1)
2013 Magway FC (4)
2014– Ettifaq FC 5 (0)
National team
2011 Timor-Leste U-23 4 (3)
2012– Timor-Leste 7 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida (born January 21, 1989) simply known as Murilo,[2] is a football player. He currently plays as a striker for Saudi Arabian club Ettifaq FC, in addition to playing for the Timor-Leste national football team.

Murilo was born at Presidente Prudente, Brazil, and naturalized East Timorese by fellow Brazilian Antônio Carlos Vieira, who was then the coach of Timor-Leste. Starting debut in 2011 SEA Games, first match was against Brunei U23. Murilo is known for his quick and fast attack. Murilo has score 3 goals during the 2011 SEA Games. Recently, Murilo received red card for bad conduct during the third match which was against Vietnam U23[3]

Persiraja[edit]

In 2011 he signed for Persiraja Banda Aceh.[4] Murilo made his debut for Persiraja Banda Aceh in a match versus Persijap Jepara. He score at his opening match debut; In 69 minutes, Murilo make a surprised goal. Persiraja finished 2-1 with Persijap. Murilo de Almeida was sent off in the 16th minute, after a protest with the referee because of his excessive diving at the goal post in Persija IPL match. Referee reaction was pulling out two yellow cards.[5]

International career[edit]

Murilo struck twice late in the first half against Cambodia at the Youth Training Centre to set Timor Leste on the way to their first-ever win in the competition as he glanced home a cross by Alan and then finished off a counter-attack on the stroke of half-time.[6] Timor-Leste won their first international match against Cambodia which they score 5–1.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Timor-Leste's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 October 2012 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon  Cambodia
1–0
5–1
2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier
2. 5 October 2012 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon  Cambodia
2–0
5–1
2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier
3. 9 October 2012 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon  Laos
1–0
3–1
2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier
4. 12 October 2014 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Brunei
1–0
4–2
2014 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifir
5. 12 October 2014 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Brunei
2–2
4–2
2014 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier
6. 12 October 2014 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Brunei
3–2
4–2
2014 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier

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