Diego Ribera

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Diego Ribera
Personal information
Full name Diego Ribera Ramírez
Date of birth (1977-02-19) 19 February 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Riba-Roja, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1985–1990 Ribarroja
1990–1994 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Valencia 6 (0)
1994–1995 Hércules (loan) 16 (4)
1995–1996 Valencia B 30 (18)
1996–1997 Figueres 39 (23)
1997–1998 Espanyol B 58 (29)
1998–1999 Espanyol 1 (0)
1999 Recreativo (loan) 22 (5)
1999–2000 Córdoba 40 (8)
2000–2002 Sevilla 15 (5)
2001–2002 Jaén (loan) 22 (0)
2002–2005 Gimnàstic 25 (5)
2003–2004 Girona (loan) 33 (12)
2005 Alicante 21 (5)
2005–2007 Ponferradina 51 (12)
2007 Orihuela 23 (3)
2008 Mazarrón 16 (3)
2009–2012 Ribarroja ? (11)
Total 418 (143)
National team
1993–1994 Spain U16 20 (20)
1993–1995 Spain U18 14 (6)
1995 Spain U19 1 (0)
1997 Spain U20 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ribera and the second or maternal family name is Ramírez.

Diego Ribera Ramírez (born 19 February 1977) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Riba-roja de Túria, Valencian Community, Ribera emerged through local Valencia CF's youth ranks. On 13 February 1994, six days shy of his 17th birthday, he made his La Liga debut, playing nearly 40 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against CD Tenerife and being one of the youngest players ever to first appear in the competition.

For the 1996–97 season, definitely released by the Che, Ribera joined UE Figueres in Segunda División B, being top scorer in Group III. Subsequently he returned to the top division with RCD Espanyol but, as in his previous spell, spent most of the campaign with the reserves, only appearing once in that level and also being loaned, now to Recreativo de Huelva.

Ribera spent the following three seasons in Segunda División, promoting in 2001 with Sevilla FC but being relegated the following year with Real Jaén. He played mainly in division three subsequently, his last spell in the second tier being the first half of 2006–07 with SD Ponferradina (13 games, team relegation).

In February 2009, after a few months without a team, Ribera signed with his hometown club Ribarroja CF, in Tercera División.[1]

International career[edit]

Ribera was capped by Spain at youth level, winning the UEFA European Under-18 Championship in 1995 and finishing third in the previous year. Later, he represented the under-20s at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, playing five games and scoring once for the eventual quarter-finalists.[2]


  1. ^ "Diego Ribera renueva en el Ribarroja CF" [Diego Ribera renews with Ribarroja CF] (in Spanish). El Camp de Túria. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Diego RiberaFIFA competition record

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