|Full name||Thiago Ribeiro Cardoso|
|Date of birth||24 February 1986|
|Place of birth||Pontes Gestal, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Second Striker|
|2001–2003||Rio Branco (SP)|
|2004–2005||Rio Branco (SP)||5||(2)|
|2004–2005||→ Bordeaux (loan)||7||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Al Rayyan (loan)||76||(19)|
|2008–2011||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||144||(48)|
|2011–2012||→ Cagliari (loan)||35||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 4 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Pontes Gestal, São Paulo state, Thiago started his career at Rio Branco (SP). He was loaned to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for 2004–05 season, along with Adonis Soares Pavani. On 1 August 2005 he was signed by São Paulo where he played 1½ seasons. He won Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in his second Série A season, in 2006.
On 2 January 2007 he left for Uruguayan side Rentistas, which de facto controlled by his agent. He was loaned to Al Rayyan (and bought half of his rights) and he scored a goal in 2007 AFC Champions League.
On 29 August 2008, Thiago returned to Brazil, signed a 5-year contract with Cruzeiro (but loaned from Rentistas) A investment group bought back the 50% economic rights for US$2 million for Cruzeiro.
Thiago became top-scorer of 2010 Copa Libertadores.
In his presentation at his new club, Ribeiro said that "It is very good to come in a great club as Santos FC, with directors' trust. This is a factor that helps a lot, coming in a new club. Everything was right to come here, I am so glad and I hope to repay it playing, to help Santos to target them objectives."
He quickly became favored as a starting forward for the team soon after his acquisition. Thiago enjoyed a decent start to his career at Santos by scoring 7 goals in 21 league games.
- As of 4May 2014
1 Including matches for State Leagues.
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2005 (São Paulo)
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2006 (São Paulo)
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2009, 2011 (Cruzeiro)
- Copa Libertadores: 2006 (São Paulo), 2009 (Cruzeiro)
- Other Honours
- Top-scorer of the 2010 Copa Libertadores (eight goals)
- "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2004". CBF (in Portuguese). 11 March 2005. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2007". CBF (in Portuguese). 18 November 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "ACL: Al Arabi down Al Rayyan in Doha". The Asian Football Confederation (AFC). 1 May 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "Cruzeiro contrata atacante Thiago Ribeiro; apresentação está marcada para as 16h 30". Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (in Portuguese). 29 August 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2010.[dead link]
- "Thiago Ribeiro veste a camisa celeste". Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (in Portuguese). 29 August 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2010.[dead link]
- Cagliari Calcio SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian), CCIAA
- Santos FC acerta contratação do atacante Thiago Ribeiro junto ao Cagliari, da Itália (Santos signs Thiago Ribeiro from Cagliari, Italy); Santos' official website, 19 July 2013 (Portuguese)
- Thiago Ribeiro French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Globo Esporte's Futpedia (Portuguese)
- CBF (Portuguese)