|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|
|Atlético Mineiro (on loan from Santos)|
|2001–2003||Rio Branco (SP)|
|2004–2005||Rio Branco (SP)||5||(2)|
|2004–2005||→ Bordeaux (loan)||7||(0)|
|2015–||→ Atlético Mineiro (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 8 December 2014 (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.
On 16 August 2011 he was borrowed by Cagliari from Rentistas for €3,353,500 with option to purchases. He scored his first goal for the club in a game against Novara which they won 2–1.
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." Despite appearing regularly during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns, he was transfer listed by the club in February 2015.
- As of 30 March 2015
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 bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
- "Fame di calcio" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "ENTRATE" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- Cagliari Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
- "Thiago Ribeiro riscattato dal Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Santos FC acerta contratação do atacante Thiago Ribeiro junto ao Cagliari, da Itália" [Santos signs Thiago Ribeiro from Cagliari, Italy] (in Portuguese). Santos FC official website. 19 July 2013.
- "Thiago Ribeiro al Santos" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Demonstrações Financeiras 31 de dezembro de 2013 e 2012 com Relatório dos Auditores Independentes" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Marotta, Luca (14 March 2015). "Cagliari 2013/14: l’ultimo bilancio di Cellino, l’acquisto di azioni proprie e le altre operazioni." (in Italian). Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- Mesmo com Walter fora dos planos, Santos pretende negociar Thiago Ribeiro (Even with Walter out of plans, Santos intends to negotiate Thiago Ribeiro); A Tribuna, 7 March 2015 (Portuguese)
- Santos FC empresta Thiago Ribeiro ao Atlético Mineiro (Santos FC loans Thiago Ribeiro to Atlético Mineiro); Santos' official website, 8 April 2015 (Portuguese)
- Thiago Ribeiro profile at Soccerway
- Thiago Ribeiro French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Globo Esporte's Futpedia (Portuguese)
- CBF (Portuguese)