Rubinho (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Rubens Fernando Moedim
Date of birth (1982-08-04) 4 August 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 34
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Corinthians 34 (0)
2006 Vitória Setúbal 12 (0)
2006–2009 Genoa 95 (0)
2009–2011 Palermo 6 (0)
2010 Livorno (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2011 Torino (loan) 26 (0)
2012– Juventus 2 (0)
National team
2000–2003 Brazil U20 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rubens Fernando Moedim (born 4 August 1982), commonly known as Rubinho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Juventus F.C. as a goalkeeper.

After starting out at Corinthians, he went on to spend most of his professional career in Italy.

Club career[edit]

Having started at Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, São Paulo-born Rubinho played his first four professional seasons there. In January 2006 he signed with Portugal's Vitória de Setúbal,[1] helping the Sadinos achieve a final comfortable eight position in the top division.

Subsequently he moved to Italy's second level, joining Genoa C.F.C. where he was an undisputed starter from early on, achieving promotion to Serie A in his first season (29 games played). He appeared in the exact number of matches in the following campaign, as the team ranked tenth.

On 6 August 2009 Rubinho joined U.S. Città di Palermo signing a five-year contract, with Marco Amelia, whom occupied the same position, moving in the opposite direction – both players were valued at 5 million.[2][3] He was loaned out to A.S. Livorno Calcio on February of the following year, after losing his place to young Salvatore Sirigu.[4]

On 29 June 2010, A.C. Chievo Verona initially agreed with Palermo to sign Rubinho on loan, subject to Stefano Sorrentino's sale.[5] The deal eventually collapsed[6] but, on 31 August, he signed for Torino F.C. in division two, in the same predicament.[7]

Despite Sirigu refusing to sign a new contract with Palermo and being eventually cast aside, Benussi was used in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, which ended in elimination at the hands of FC Thun, and Rubinho even lost his second-choice status for that tie, with Giacomo Brichetto taking his place. On 16 December 2011, he terminated his contract with the club.[8]

On 29 August 2012, after training with Grêmio Barueri Futebol in his country and going on trial with A.S. Varese 1910, even signing with the latter,[9] Rubinho joined Juventus F.C. on a one-year deal.[10]

International career[edit]

Rubinho represented Brazil in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, being first-choice.[11]




Rubinho's older brother, Zé Elias, was also a professional footballer. A midfielder, he played for nearly 15 clubs during 16 years, including Inter Milan.


  1. ^ Italy calling for Artmedia starlet;, 12 January 2006
  2. ^ "Amelia al Genoa, preso Rubinho" [Amelia to Genoa, Rubinho comes] (in Italian). U.S. Palermo. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Genoa CFC 2009 annual report (in Italian). C.C.I.A.A. & Registro Imprese. 28 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Scambio di portieri con il Livorno Rubinho-Benussi" [Goalkeeper exchange with Livorno Rubinho-Benussi] (in Italian). U.S. Palermo. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "L'Arena: "Rubinho è gialloblu. Anche il Palermo vuole Meggiorini"" [L'Arena: "Rubinho is gialloblu. Palermo also wants Meggiorini"] (in Italian). Chievo Calcio. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sorrentino, fumata grigia" [Sorrentino, Greek smoke] (in Italian). Chievo Calcio. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Movimenti in uscita del Palermo" [Exit movements in Palermo] (in Italian). U.S. Palermo. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Formalizzata la rescissione di Rubinho" [Rubinho rescision official] (in Italian). U.S. Palermo. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "A tu per tu... con Rubinho" [Face to face... with Rubinho] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rubinho in bianconero" [Rubinho in black-and-white] (in Italian). Juventus FC. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  11. ^ RubinhoFIFA competition record

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