|Full name||Anselmo Ribeiro|
|Date of birth||December 17, 1974|
|Place of birth||Cape Verde|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|1993–1994||→ Alverca (loan)|
|1994–1996||→ Olhanense (loan)|
|1998–1999||New England Revolution||29||(4)|
|1999||San Jose Clash||3||(1)|
|2000||Hampton Roads Mariners||13||(3)|
|2001||Tampa Bay Mutiny||25||(1)|
|2003||Western Mass Pioneers|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 April 2009.
Jair began his professional career in Portugal, with the reserves of Sporting CP, although he never played a first team game with the team, and spent a great deal of time on loan at Portuguese second division clubs Alverca and Olhanense.
After two years with CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, Jair signed with New England Revolution in March 1998, and became a starter in the team's midfield. He transferred to San Jose Clash in the middle of the 1999 season in exchange for Jeff Baicher, having played 29 games and scored 4 goals for Revolution, a move which sparked concerns about possible conflicts of interest within the league.
After a year with the Hampton Roads Mariners in the A-League, and a short three-month stay at one of his old clubs in Portugal, Olhanense, Jair moved to Florida to play for Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2001, ultimately playing 25 games for the team prior to its demise at the end of the season.
Jair spent two more years playing competitively, with Connecticut Wolves in the A-League in 2002, and with Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Pro Soccer League in 2003, before retiring from the sport in 2004.
- MLS bristles at media conflict-of-interest stories following Baicher trade
- Chapin, Dwight. "Clash defend Jair trade". San Francisco Examiner, August 21, 1999. Retrieved on June 27, 2013.
- FIFA. "Match Report - Cape Verde Islands - Algeria 0:0" Archived October 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. April 9, 2000. Retrieved on June 27, 2013.
- FIFA. "Match Report - Algeria - Cape Verde Islands 2:0 (2:0)" Archived October 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. April 21, 2000. Retrieved on June 27, 2013.
- Player Profile at ForaDeJogo