Ricardo Villar (Brazilian footballer)

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Ricardo Villar
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Villar
Date of birth (1979-08-11) August 11, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
1986–1996 São Paulo
1996–2001 Penn State Nittany Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Hampton Roads Mariners 21 (4)
2003–2004 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 (4)
2004–2005 Austria Salzburg 21 (2)
2005 Chunnam Dragons 4 (0)
2006–2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern 10 (0)
2007–2009 SpVgg Unterhaching 63 (9)
2009–2010 Rodos 15 (1)
2010 SpVgg Unterhaching 10 (0)
2011–2012 FC Dallas 28 (2)
Total 200 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 16, 2012.

Ricardo Villar (born August 11, 1979 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian footballer, who is most recently played for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.


Villar began his football career in the youth ranks of famed Brazilian side São Paulo FC. In 1996, he left Brazil to attend Penn State University in the United States where he played College Soccer for four years. Upon ending his college career Villar remained in the United States and played for lower level sides Hampton Roads Mariners and Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

In 2004, he would leave the United States and join Austrian top flight side SV Austria Salzburg where he would remain for one year and be relatively used. After a brief stay in South Korea with Chunnam Dragons, Villar joined Germany's 1. FC Kaiserslautern and remained there for one season. In 2007, he joined SpVgg Unterhaching and was a key player for the club appearing in 63 league matches and scoring 9 goals. After three years in Germany Villar joined Greek side AS Rodos and remained at the club for one season making 15 appearances and scoring 1 goal. In the off-season he returned to SpVgg Unterhaching in time for the 2010-11 season.

On February 7, 2011, Villar signed with Major League Soccer club FC Dallas.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He also holds Italian citizenship.


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