Adalberto Manuel Silva Ribeiro

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Full name Adalberto Manuel Silva Ribeiro
Date of birth (1969-02-13) 13 February 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Paredes, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1982–1988 Paços Ferreira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–2005 Paços Ferreira 380 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adalberto Manuel Silva Ribeiro (born 13 February 1969 in Paredes), known simply as Adalberto, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Youth years included, Adalberto represented F.C. Paços de Ferreira for 23 seasons, making his professional debuts in 1988 in the second division and appearing in 66 games (three goals) in his first three years, which were spent in the category.

In the 1991–92 campaign he made his Portuguese top flight debuts, contributing with 33 matches as the northerners retained their division status. From 1994 to 2000 Adalberto played with the club in the second level, after which he featured in a further 80 games in the top division, suffering relegation in 2004.

After helping Paços return to division one in 2005, 36-year-old Adalberto retired from football, having made 380 league appearances for his only team, with 19 goals (143/1 in the top level). He was also team captain for several seasons.

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