Ricardo Villar (Brazilian footballer)
|Full name||Ricardo Villar|
|Date of birth||August 11, 1979|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1996–2001||Penn State Nittany Lions|
|2002–2003||Hampton Roads Mariners||21||(4)|
|2006–2007||1. FC Kaiserslautern||10||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 16, 2012.
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.
He also holds Italian citizenship.
- Profile at epae.org
- Ricardo Villar - Fussballdaten - Die Fussballdatenbank
- MLS player profile
- Ricardo Villar – K League stats at kleague.com (Korean)