Jorge Ribeiro

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Jorge Ribeiro
Personal information
Full name Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro
Date of birth (1981-11-09) 9 November 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Wingback
Club information
Current team
Farense
Youth career
1992–1999 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Benfica B 46 (7)
2000–2002 Benfica 5 (0)
2000 Santa Clara (loan) 3 (0)
2002–2004 Varzim 53 (4)
2004 Gil Vicente (loan) 14 (0)
2005–2007 Dynamo Moscow 27 (4)
2006 Málaga (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Aves (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2008 Boavista 26 (8)
2008–2011 Benfica 15 (1)
2010–2011 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 14 (2)
2011–2012 Granada 0 (0)
2013–2015 Aves 78 (5)
2015–2016 Atlético 39 (4)
2016– Farense 37 (12)
National team
2001 Portugal U20 6 (0)
2002–2004 Portugal U21 24 (5)
2002–2008 Portugal 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2017.

Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro (born 9 November 1981) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for S.C. Farense. Mainly a left back, he can also play as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Brought up through S.L. Benfica's youth system, Lisbon-born Ribeiro would serve several loans to Primeira Liga and second division clubs before being purchased in January 2005 by Russian Premier League's FC Dynamo Moscow. Unadjusted, he left the team precisely a year after, joining La Liga side Málaga CF until the end of the season, which ended in relegation.

In January 2007, Ribeiro returned to Portugal, joining C.D. Aves still on loan from the Russians. On 4 February, he played his first league match for his new club against S.C. Braga (0–1 away loss), as the team he represented again dropped down a level. He would be purchased by Boavista F.C. in July and blossomed as a top flight player, scoring eight league goals during his only campaign, many from free kicks.

On 24 July 2008, Ribeiro returned to Benfica. Having scored his first goal for them on 22 September in a 4–3 win at F.C. Paços de Ferreira, he eventually became first-choice left-back, overtaking Brazilian Léo.

However, Ribeiro soon lost his starting place to David Luiz, and eventually was deemed surplus to requirements. In the 2009–10 season, as Benfica won the league and the League Cup, he did not collect one single official appearance, often training separately and choosing to see out his lucrative contract rather than signing with another club.

On 16 August 2011, after spending five months on loan to Vitória de Guimarães, Ribeiro signed for two years with Granada CF on a free transfer.[1] He only made one official appearance with the Andalusians – 55 minutes against Real Sociedad for the season's Copa del Rey (1–4 away loss) – losing his No. 16 jersey in the winter transfer window[2] and being released from contract on 17 February 2012.

In the 2013 summer, after more than one year out of football, Ribeiro returned to active, penning a one-year contract with S.C. Olhanense.[3] He was released less than one month later, however, still during pre-season play.[4]

International career[edit]

Ribeiro made his debut for Portugal in November 2002, against Scotland.[5] In October 2007, he was again called and played as a replacement for right back José Bosingwa, for UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on 13 and 17 October, respectively.

With eight caps, Ribeiro was selected for the squad that competed in the finals in Austria and Switzerland, as older brother Maniche was left out. He appeared as a substitute in the last group stage match against Switzerland, a 0–2 loss that would be his final international.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Jorge's older brother, Nuno, was also a footballer. A midfielder, he represented, among others, Benfica, FC Porto and Chelsea, and the two were teammates at Dynamo Moscow.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 2 April 2017[8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 1999–00 8 0 8 0
2000–01 16 2 16 2
2001–02 22 5 22 5
Total 46 7 46 7
Benfica 1999–00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2000–01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Santa Clara (loan) 2000–01 3 0 0 0 3 0
Varzim 2002–03 30 2 2 0 32 2
2003–04 23 2 1 0 24 2
Total 53 4 3 0 56 4
Gil Vicente (loan) 2004–05 14 0 1 0 15 0
Dynamo Moscow 2005 27 4 2 0 29 4
Málaga (loan) 2005–06 5 0 0 0 5 0
Aves (loan) 2006–07 14 2 0 0 14 2
Boavista 2007–08 26 8 1 0 0 0 27 8
Benfica 2008–09 15 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 21 2
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 15 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 21 2
Vitória Guimarães (loan) 2010–11 14 2 4 0 2 0 20 2
Granada 2011–12 0 0 1 0 1 0
Aves 2013–14 41 3 4 0 0 0 45 3
2014–15 37 2 1 0 3 0 41 2
Total 78 5 5 0 3 0 86 5
Atlético 2015–16 39 4 0 0 2 0 41 4
Farense 2016–17 22 8 3 2 25 10
Career total 361 45 22 2 9 1 4 0 396 48

Honours[edit]

Benfica
Vitória Guimarães

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Granada ficha a Jorge Ribeiro para dos años (Granada sign Jorge Ribeiro for two years); Diario AS, 16 August 2011 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El lateral portugués Ribeiro se queda sin ficha hasta el final de temporada (Portuguese wingback Ribeiro loses place in squad until end of season); Diario Sur, 1 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Olhanense «ressuscita» Jorge Ribeiro (Olhanense «resurrect» Jorge Ribeiro); Mais Futebol, 8 July 2013 (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Olhanense: Jorge Ribeiro era reforço mas rescindiu (Olhanense: Jorge Ribeiro was an addition but was terminated); Mais Futebol, 7 August 2013 (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Sílvio é o 14.º a estrear-se com Agostinho Oliveira" [Sílvio is debutant number 14 with Agostinho Oliveira] (in Portuguese). Record. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Yakin goals send hosts out on a high". UEFA.com. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Irmãos no futebol: um antigo "debate" no Benfica" [Brothers in football: an ancient "debate" in Benfica] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Jorge Ribeiro". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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