Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Furtado and the second or paternal family name is Araújo.
OT Berlin 09-13 Ronny of Hertha BSC.jpg
Ronny in August 2013
Personal information
Full name Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo
Date of birth (1986-05-11) 11 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Corinthians 6 (1)
2006–2010 Sporting CP 37 (1)
2009–2010 União Leiria (loan) 17 (3)
2010– Hertha BSC 85 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo, known as simply Ronny (born 11 May 1986), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Hertha BSC in Germany, mainly as a left midfielder but also as a left back.

He signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal at the age of 20, but could never impose himself in the first team. Subsequently, he played several seasons with Hertha BSC, having joined in 2010.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Sporting[edit]

Born in Fortaleza, Ronny began his professional career with Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, playing for three seasons. After his contract ended in July 2006, he moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Since joining Sporting, Ronny struggled to gain first-choice status: in the 2006–07 season he battled with internationals Marco Caneira and Rodrigo Tello, finishing with 12 league appearances, although he would score a memorable goal in an 88th minute 1–0 away win at Figueira da Foz against Associação Naval 1º de Maio, on 26 November 2006 – his free-kick was measured at 210.9 km/h (131.82 mph).[1]

In the 2007–08 campaign Ronny began the season as starter but, with the arrival on loan from A.C. Milan, in January, of Leandro Grimi, lost his position, playing just six games in his third year. For the 2009–10 season, only being third or fourth-choice at Sporting, he was loaned to U.D. Leiria, freshly returned to the top division.

Hertha BSC[edit]

At the end of the loan, after helping Leiria stay up whilst contributing with three goals, Ronny transferred to German second division club Hertha BSC, where his older brother Raffael was also playing.[2] He made his Bundesliga debut on 17 September 2011, coming on as a substitute for Patrick Ebert in the last minutes of a 2–2 home draw against FC Augsburg.[3]

For 2012–13 Ronny moved into a more attacking midfield position, left vacant after his sibling's departure.

Personal life[edit]

Ronny's older brother, Raffael, is also a footballer. An attacking midfielder, he represented, most notably, FC Zürich and Hertha BSC, where the pair played together for two seasons.


  1. ^ "Has football ever started a war?". The Guardian. 21 February 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Raffael verlängert bis 2014" [Raffael extends contract to 2014] (in German). Hertha BSC. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hertha Berlin 2–2 FC Augsburg". ESPN Soccernet. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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