Eduardo Ribeiro dos Santos

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Eduardo
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Personal information
Full name Eduardo Ribeiro dos Santos
Date of birth (1980-08-05) 5 August 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth São João do Piauí, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Flamengo do Piauí 114 (73)
2000–2001 Joinville 29 (17)
2001–2006 Grasshoppers 111 (36)
2007–2009 Guingamp 64 (22)
2009–2012 Lens 77 (10)
2012–2014 Ajaccio 43 (11)
2014 Metz 2 (11)
2014–2015 Ríver 19 (9)
2015–2016 Fortaleza 0 (0)
2016 Ríver 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2017.

Eduardo Ribeiro dos Santos (born 5 August 1980 in São João, Piauí) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as striker.

Born in Brazil, Eduardo applied for Swiss citizenship in September 2006 after having lived in Switzerland for six years, thus enabling him to play for the Swiss national team.[1]

Career in France[edit]

Eduardo scored his first goal for Guingamp, a penalty against Strasbourg.[2] He gained many admirers due to his versatile play exhibited with Grasshoppers playing opposite Richard Nuñez.

On 9 May 2009, Eduardo wrote his name into French football history by scoring both his team's goals in a 2–1 triumph in the Coupe de France final against Stade Rennais FC, despite his side being a Ligue 2 club at the time.[3]

Lens[edit]

Eduardo joined promoted Ligue 1 club RC Lens in July 2009 after agreeing to a three-year deal.[4]

After two stints with AC Ajaccio, Eduardo signed an eighteen-months contract with Ligue 2 club FC Metz in January 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eduardo applies for Swiss nationality (German article)". Blick.ch. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Four in for Eduardo
  3. ^ "GUINGAMP LIFT CUP | Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats". Sportinglife.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eduardo Signe Trois Ans". Mercato365.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Eduardo en renfort !" [Eduardo joins Metz!] (in French). fcmetz.com. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

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