Ricardo Cabanas

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Ricardo Cabanas
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Personal information
Full name Ricardo Cabanas-Rey
Date of birth (1979-01-17) 17 January 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Zürich, Switzerland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1992 SCI Juventus Zürich
1992–1997 Grasshopper Club Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2006 Grasshopper Club Zürich 198 (42)
2003–2004 Guingamp (loan) 17 (0)
2006–2007 1. FC Köln 41 (2)
2007–2012 Grasshopper Club Zürich 86 (20)
National team
2000–2008 Switzerland 51 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 August 2008

Ricardo Cabanas-Rey (born 17 January 1979 in Zürich) is a former Swiss football player who played as a midfielder.[1][2] He played 51 international matches for the Swiss national team.

Club career[edit]

Cabanas started his career with Grasshoppers Zürich and played there for several seasons, winning two league titles, before moving to Cologne. During this period, he also enjoyed a loan spell at Guingamp.[3]

In June 2007, 1. FC Köln announced that Cabanas was to return to his previous club, Grasshoppers Zürich for an undisclosed fee.

Cabanas is a prolific scorer, which is even more impressive bearing in mind he played in central midfield.

International career[edit]

Cabanas is a member of the Switzerland national team and was called up to the squad which participated in the 2006 World Cup[4] and the Euro 2008. He has also played for the (non-official) Galicia national team against Iran[5] and against Uruguay.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father, also called Ricardo Cabanas, played for Bellinzona, and for SC Kriens[7] in the 1980–81 season. His brother, Christian Cabanas Rey,[7] also briefly played in the professional league. His cousin, Raúl Cabanas, played with Ricardo at Grasshoppers.

He has two children with his wife Deby.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricardo Cabanas". ZeroZeroFootball. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ricardo Cabanas: Official Website". Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ricardo Cabanas". BBC Sport. 25 May 2005. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Ricardo CabanasFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Zurück zu den Wurzeln" (in German). Blick.ch. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Un gallego con una Suiza de Calidad." (in Spanish). elcorreogallego.es. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Ricardo Cabanas: The Rocky Road to Soccer Stardom". credit-suisse.com. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cabanas wurde zum zweiten Mal Vater" (in German). bluewin.ch. [dead link]

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