Bruno de Paula Ribeiro Ingrácia

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Bruno Ribeiro
Personal information
Full name Bruno de Paula Ribeiro Ingrácia
Date of birth (1983-04-01) 1 April 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Tupã, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Clube Atlético Linense
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Marília 10 (19)
2005 Palmeiras (loan) 15 (0)
2005 Figueirense (loan) 16 (3)
2008 Paulista 19 (3)
2008 Fortaleza 5 (0)
2008–2009 Marília 12 (5)
2008–2009 Grêmio Barueri (loan) 9 (5)
2009–2011 Grêmio Barueri 67 (1)
2011–2014 Blackburn Rovers 5 (0)
2013 Linense (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Linense 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:09, 12 August 2011 (UTC).

Bruno de Paula Ribeiro Ingrácia (born 1 April 1983 in Tupã, São Paulo), known as Bruno Ribeiro, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Brazilian club Clube Atlético Linense, as a right back.


Bruno started his footballing career with Marília and played for several other Brazilian teams, such as Palmeiras and Grêmio Barueri.

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 12 August 2011, Bruno signed for Blackburn Rovers on a three-year deal with an option of a fourth, after being issued with a work-permit.[1] During his time at Rovers he was comically nicknamed the 'Brazilian Denis Irwin' by the Rovers players "because he never gives the ball away" according to manager Steve Kean.[2] Ribeiro failed to make a single appearance for Rovers in the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League season as the club was relegated to the championship.[3]

On 22 August 2012, Bruno made his 1st team debut for Blackburn Rovers, against Hull City coming on as a substitute.[4] On 25 August 2012, Bruno made his first start for Blackburn Rovers, against Leicester City. He also earned the Man Of The Match award.[5] On 1 September Bruno made his third appearance for Blackburn in a 3–3 draw away at Leeds United.[6]

On 8 January 2013, Ribeiro signed for Clube Atlético Linense on a six-month loan until the end of the 2012/13 season.[7]

On 2 January 2014 Ribeiro returned to his homeland to sign for the club where he played on loan for the last six months Clube Atlético Linense on a free transfer.[8]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup[9] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 2012–13 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0


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