|Full name||Thiago Ribeiro Cardoso|
|Date of birth||24 February 1986|
|Place of birth||Pontes Gestal, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2004–2005||→ Bordeaux (loan)||7||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Al Rayyan (loan)||28||(8)|
|2008–2011||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||85||(20)|
|2015–2016||→ Atlético Mineiro (loan)||33||(9)|
|2016||→ Bahia (loan)||12||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2018|
Born in Pontes Gestal, São Paulo state, Thiago Ribeiro started his career at Rio Branco-SP. He played in five matches for the club during his debut year, notably scoring in a 2–1 Campeonato Paulista away loss against Corinthians on 24 January 2004.
Thiago Ribeiro was loaned to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for 2004–05 season, along with Adonis Soares Pavani in June 2004. He made his debut in the category on 28 August, coming on as a late substitute for Juan Pablo Francia in a 2–0 home win against Sochaux.
On 29 July 2005 Thiago Ribeiro returned to his native state, signing for São Paulo. He made his debut for the club on 14 August, replacing Amoroso in a 3–2 home win against Fortaleza, and scored his first goal on 16 October in a 6–1 away routing of Flamengo.
On 19 November 2005, Thiago Ribeiro scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 home success over Figueirense. He was also included in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship 23-man squad, but remained unused in both matches as his side was crowned champions.
Thiago Ribeiro was also Tricolor's top goalscorer in the 2006 Campeonato Paulista. However, he struggled to appear regularly during the following years, and left the club.
Thiago Ribeiro returned to Brazil on 29 August 2008, after agreeing to a five-year contract with Cruzeiro in the top tier. A investment group bought back the 50% economic rights for US$2 million for Cruzeiro.
Thiago Ribeiro made his debut for the club on 14 September 2008, starting in a 1–0 home loss against Palmeiras. His first goal came seven days later, in a 4–3 away win against Figueirense.
Thiago Ribeiro became top-scorer of 2010 Copa Libertadores with eight goals; highlighst included a hat-trick in a 3–1 home win against Nacional on 30 April. On 24 October, he scored a brace in a 4–3 home loss against rivals Atlético Mineiro.
On 16 August 2011 Thiago Ribeiro joined Cagliari from Rentistas for €3,353,500 with option to purchases. He made his Serie A debut on 11 September, starting in a 2–1 away win against Roma; his first goal came eight days later, in a home success over Novara for the same scoreline.
On 1 February 2012, Thiago Ribeiro scored a brace in a 4–3 home win against Roma. He ended the season as a starter, contributing with five goals in 35 matches as his side managed to avoid relegation.
On 19 July 2013, Thiago Ribeiro returned to his country by signing a four-year deal with Santos, for a fee of €3,325,000 (R$ 10.814 million plus variables). He was assigned the number 11 jersey, previously held by Neymar, as the club was among a restructuration.
Thiago Ribeiro made his debut for the club on 11 August 2013, starting and scoring the first in a 2–1 away win against Internacional. A first team regular, he ended the year with seven goals in 24 appearances.
Thiago Ribeiro remained as an undisputed starter the following campaign, scoring braces against Corinthians (5–1 home win) and Oeste (4–1 home win) and finishing the 2014 Campeonato Paulista with six goals. In May, however, struggled with several injuries during the year, being sidelined for more than three months.
Thiago Ribeiro was transfer listed by Peixe in February 2015, as the club was facing serious financial problems, mainly due to his high wages.
Atlético Mineiro (loan)
On 8 April 2015, Thiago Ribeiro was loaned to fellow league team Atlético Mineiro until May 2016. He quickly established himself as a starter, finishing the 2015 season with 36 appearances and nine goals, helping Atlético finish second in the year's Brasileirão.
In the 2016 pre-season, Thiago Ribeiro made two appearances in the Florida Cup, of which Atlético were crowned champions. He then picked up an injury and spent the next month recovering. In March, following the signings of Robinho and Hyuri, he fell down the pecking order and mutually terminated his loan contract with Atlético two months before its expiry.
On 16 March 2016, Thiago Ribeiro was loaned to Série B club Bahia until the end of the year. He was separated from the squad in July, and later revealed that a depression issue had been affecting his performances since the end of 2014.
Return to Santos
- As of 12 July 2018
|Rio Branco-SP||2004||Série C||0||0||5||2||—||—||—||5||2|
|São Paulo||2005||Série A||11||4||—||—||1[a]||0||—||12||4|
|Al-Rayyan||2006–07||Qatar Stars League||8||1||—||—||6[c]||1||—||14||1|
|Atlético Mineiro (loan)||2015||Série A||33||9||3||1||—||2[b]||0||—||38||10|
|Bahia (loan)||2016||Série B||12||1||5||1||2||0||—||4[e]||0||23||2|
- São Paulo
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2009, 2011
- Atlético Mineiro
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2015
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- "Thiago Ribeiro veste a camisa celeste" [Thiago Ribeiro wears the celeste shirt]. Cruzeiro EC (in Portuguese). 29 August 2008. Archived from the original on 1 June 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
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- "Thiago Ribeiro sofre estiramento no joelho e não tem previsão de volta" [Thiago Ribeiro suffers a knee stretching and has no prediction of return] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 May 2014. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Mesmo com Walter fora dos planos, Santos pretende negociar Thiago Ribeiro" [Even with Walter out of the plans, Santos intend to negotiate Thiago Ribeiro] (in Portuguese). A Tribuna. 7 March 2015.
- "Santos FC empresta Thiago Ribeiro ao Atlético Mineiro" [Santos FC loan Thiago Ribeiro to Atlético Mineiro] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 8 April 2015.
- "Thiago Ribeiro rescinde contrato e se despede do Galo em rede social" [Thiago Ribeiro rescinds contract and says goodbye to Galo in social media] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Thiago Ribeiro assina com o Bahia e alivia folha salarial do Atlético-MG" [Thiago Ribeiro signs with Bahia and eases Atlético-MG's wage budget] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Entrevista: Thiago Ribeiro revela depressão e atraso de pagamento" [Interview: Thiago Ribeiro reveals depression and payment delay] (in Portuguese). Correio 24 Horas. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Com chuva de gols no 2º tempo, Santos faz seis e goleia Linense na abertura do Paulista" [With a goal rain in the second half, Santos score six and thrash Linense in the Paulista's opening] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- Thiago Ribeiro at Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
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