Sebastián Ribas

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Not to be confused with Diego Sebastián Ribas.
Sebastián Ribas
Personal information
Full name Sebastián Cesar Helios
Ribas Barbato
Date of birth (1988-03-11) 11 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Juventud (Uruguay) 17 (6)
2006–2008 Inter Milan 1 (0)
2007 Spezia (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2011 Dijon FCO 114 (50)
2011– Genoa 0 (0)
2012 Sporting CP (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2013 Monaco (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Barcelona Sporting Club (loan) 5 (0)
2014 RC Strasbourg (loan) 13 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 13, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sebastián César Helios Ribas Barbato (born 11 March 1988 in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Championnat National side RC Strasbourg on loan from Serie A club Genoa.


Early career[edit]

Ribas began his career playing for Juventud de Las Piedras. During his first season, he played 17 games scoring six goals for the club.


Then he signed with Inter Milan for an undisclosed fee. Ribas made his first appearance for the club in the quarter final of Coppa Italia in the second leg in a 2–0 win over Empoli on 17 January 2007. Ribas scored his first domestic goal for Inter Milan against Atalanta in the Coppa Italia. With his first team opportunities limited, he joined Spezia.


At the end of the season, his future at Inter became uncertain and Ribas signed Dijon FCO in the summer of 2008 on a three year contract.[1] On the opening game of the season, Ribas made his debut in a 3–1 loss against Lens. However in his debut, he received a red card after picking up yellow twice.[2] Few weeks after making his debut on 22 August 2008, Ribas scored a winning goal in a 2–1 win over Tours and on 10 April 2009, he scored his first brace of his career in a 2–1 win over Brest. In his first season, Ribas made 39 appearance and scored nine. At Dijon, Ribas would became an influential player in the club.

The following season, Ribas improved the club when he began a scoring form, resulting scoring sixteen and was the third top-scorer, just behind Anthony Modeste and Olivier Giroud. During the season, Ribas scored his first hat-trick of his Dijon career in a 5–4 goal thriller win over Châteauroux on 30 October 2009, including a winning goal when he scored from a penalty and set up a goal for Christophe Mandanne.

At the end of the year, Ribas was chosen the best player from Ligue 2 in 2010, scoring 25 goals in that year. After scoring a hat-trick in a 3–2 win over Le Mans on 5 March 2011, he put his tally to15 goals in 26 matches in the current season of Ligue 2, being the current leader of goalscorers[3] and at the end of the season, Ribas scored 23 goals, making him the league's top scorer and the club was promoted to the Ligue 1. Earlier in the season, Ribas scored his first hat-trick of the season in a 5–1 win over Evian on 17 September 2011. At the end of the season, the club announced it negotiations to keep Ribas at the club for another three years and even with his wages increased.[4] However, Ribas rejected a new contract at Dijon. Manager Patrice Carteron was disappointed with Ribas contract been rejected and said in his statement:"But we can not align it could affect elsewhere. Sebastian goes, but death in the soul. And we, too, are necessarily very sad,"[5]


Ribas joined Serie A side Genoa on 6 July 2011.[6] However, his time at Genoa was forgettable over his lack of playing time and barely being used on the bench (although he was in the bench twice earlier in the season). Ribas had also struggled to settle in Italy, though, and has already found himself out of favour and was linked back to Dijon, which was denied by Carteron.[7]

Loans Spell[edit]

He transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal on 4 January 2012 in a loan deal, for 1 year and a half.[8] On 15 January 2012, he made his debut in a 2–1 loss against Braga. Shortly after joining Sporting Lisbon, he would receive playing time in the starting eleven. However under new manager Ricardo Sá Pinto, he would soon fell out of favor with Pinto and was replaced by youngster Diego Rubio. At the end of the season, Ribas loan spell at Lisbon ended.

He transferred to Ligue 2 side AS Monaco on 16 July 2012 in a loan deal, having left France two years earlier.[9] Earlier of the season, Ribas had yet to play his first match. This led Manager Claudio Ranieri says on Ribas stating he "still needs at least one month to be competitive"[10] However, Ribas made no appearance, due to an ongoing injury[11] and returned to Genoa.[12]

On July 21, 2013, he was loaned to Barcelona Sporting Club of Guayaquil. Ribas returns to South America to play for one year with an option for the club to purchase him from Genoa.[13][14] He returned in January 2014 to Genoa C.F.C., which loaned him on 31 January 2014 for the remainder season to Championnat National club RC Strasbourg.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Sebastián Ribas is the son of former Peñarol and Venezia head coach Julio César Ribas, and also has an Italian passport due to his mother, born in Palermo, Italy.[16]


Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups Continental Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventud 2005–2006 Primera División 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Inter Milan 2006–2007 Serie A 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007–2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spezia 2007–2008 Serie B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Dijon 2008–2009 Ligue 2 32 9 2 2 0 0 34 11
2009–2010 36 16 1 0 0 0 37 16
2011–2012 38 23 1 0 0 0 39 23
Genoa 2011–2012 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sporting CP 2011–2012 Primeira Liga 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Monaco 2012–2013 Ligue 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Career 324 54 5 2 0 0 129 256





  1. ^ "Ribas, trois ans à Dijon" (in French). 18 July 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lens en patron" (in French). 1 August 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dijon Le Mans return" [Dijon retourne Le Mans] (in French). 5 March 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Prolongation proposée à Ribas" (in French). 29 May 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ribas quitte Dijon" (in French). 30 May 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Steaua a pus ochii pe golgeterul ligii a doua din Franţa " Vor un colos uruguayan!". (in Romanian). 
  7. ^ "Dijon rubbish Ribas rumours". Sky Sports. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ribas e Neto apresentados" (in Portuguese). Sporting Clube de Portugal Site. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "SEBASTIAN RIBAS LOANED TO MONACO" [Sebastián Ribas cedido al Mónaco] (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ranieri : "Rester longtemps"" (in French). Lequipe. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "SEBASTIAN RIBAS OPERATED FOR A SHIN". AS Monaco Official Website. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "After Ballardini Stramaccioni is the favorite" [Dopo BallardiniStramaccioni è il favorito] (in Italian). Genova la 26 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Inter fans, ready to eat you hands? 7 years ago the club's said no to Cavani ... preferring Ribas" [Tifosi dell'Inter, pronti a mangiarvi le mani?7 anni fa il club nerazzurro disse no a Cavani...preferendogli Ribas] (in Italian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Barcelona presented Uruguayan striker Sebastian Ribas" [Barcelona presentó al delantero uruguayo Sebastián Ribas] (in Spanish). El Universo. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sébastian Ribas arrive en prêt !" (in France). RC Strasbourg Alsace. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "THREE YOUNG PLAYERS JOIN INTER". Inter Milan Official Website. 4 July 2006. 

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