João da Rocha Ribeiro

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Not to be confused with João Paulo Pinto Ribeiro.
João Ribeiro
Personal information
Full name João da Rocha Ribeiro
Date of birth (1987-08-13) 13 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1995–2006 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Porto B 6 (1)
2006–2010 Naval 41 (3)
2009–2010 Académica (loan) 22 (1)
2010–2013 Vitória Guimarães 40 (4)
2011–2012 Orduspor (loan) 13 (0)
2013–2014 Olhanense 12 (0)
National team
2006 Portugal U19 4 (0)
2006–2007 Portugal U20 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2014.

João da Rocha Ribeiro (born 13 August 1987) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Porto, Ribeiro was brought up in FC Porto's youth system. Still a junior he made his senior debuts, playing only six times in two seasons combined with the reserves in the third division.

Released by Porto, Ribeiro signed a four-year contract with Associação Naval 1º de Maio in the 2006 summer.[1] He made his Primeira Liga debut on 3 December in a 0–2 away loss against C.D. Aves (25 minutes played), and appeared in a further 11 games as the Figueira da Foz club retained its division status.

In the following campaign, Ribeiro became first-choice at Naval, featuring in 27 matches and scoring once as his team finished in 11th position. He missed the vast majority of 2008–09, due to injury.

After one year on loan to fellow league side Associação Académica de Coimbra, Ribeiro left Naval and joined Vitória SC. On 15 January 2011 he netted his first official goal for the Guimarães-based team, in a 1–0 home win against S.C. Olhanense.

Honours[edit]

Vitória Guimarães

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiore heads transfer stampede; UEFA.com, 1 September 2006

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