António Ribeiro (soccer)

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António Ribeiro
Personal information
Full name António Manuel Ribeiro
Date of birth (1980-10-08) October 8, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Aveiro, Portugal
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Montreal Impact 12 (0)
2002 Panellinios
2003–2008 Montreal Impact 106 (10)
2008Trois-Rivières Attak (loan) 1 (0)
2009 San Jose Earthquakes 7 (0)
2010–2011 Montreal Impact 20 (2)
2012 L'Assomption 9 (0)
2013 Boisbriand 10 (0)
Total 165 (12)
National team
2007–2010 Canada 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 12, 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 30, 2009

António Ribeiro (born October 8, 1980) is a retired Canadian soccer player.

Club career[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Born in Aveiro, Portugal, Ribeiro began his soccer career with the Montreal Impact in 2000, but did not play a major role with the Impact that year. In 2002, he was released by the Impact and signed with Panellinios, with whom he won the Canadian national championship title at the senior amateur level in 2002.

In 2004, he returned to the Impact and helped the team to secure the franchise's first double (the League Championship as well the Voyageurs Cup). In 2005, he scored the winning goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to clinch the Regular-Season Title for the Impact and as well as their third strait Voyageurs cup, he also helped the Impact to a 15-game undefeated streak which marked a new league record in the USL First Division.

In 2006, he had his best season yet offensively with the Impact, scoring three goals and three assists for a total of nine points. Played his 80th career game with the Impact on August 4 at Virginia Beach Mariners, giving him sole possession of 15th place in club history in that respect, ahead of Rudy Doliscat, he helped the impact win the Regular-Season Title for the third straight year as well helped the team win the Voyageurs Cup. Though the Impact failed to capture the League Championship for the second straight year. On April 12, 2008 Ribeiro appeared in his 100th game for the Impact against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, he helped the Impact qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League by winning the Nutrilite Canadian Championship, and helped the club reach the quarter finals in the Champions League.

On January 5, 2009, Montreal Impact announced that Ribeiro was not granted a new contract extension for the 2009 season.[1]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

On June 12, 2009, the San Jose Earthquakes announced their signing of Ribeiro, he was cut during the 2010 training camp.

Return to Montreal[edit]

On July 16, 2010 Ribeiro returned to the Montreal Impact on a two-year contract,[2] he made his return on July 23, 2010 and scored shortly after being subbed into the game in the second half.

International career[edit]

Ribeiro played in the CONCACAF qualifying games with the Canada U-20 team in 1998, scoring in a 3–1 win against Trinidad & Tobago.

Ribeiro received his first senior international cap for Canada as he appeared for the first time on the Canadian men's team against Venezuela in a friendly match in June 2007. By December 2009, he earned a total of two caps, scoring no goals, he was selected to compete for the Canadian men's team for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but remained on the bench throughout the tournament.

Coaching[edit]

Ribeiro opened the football school "École de Soccer Ditullio-Ribeiro" with his former teammate Jason DiTullio in 2007,[3] he is Technical Director at the Delta Soccer club in Laval, Québec since 2016.[4]

Career stats[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Montreal Impact 2000 USL-1 11 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 11 0 0
2001 USL-1 1 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 1 0 0
2003 USL-1 7 1 0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 9 1 0
2004 USL-1 28 1 2 - - - - - - - - - 28 1 2
2005 USL-1 23 2 2 2 0 0 - - - - - - 25 2 2
2006 USL-1 14 3 3 - - - - - - - - - 14 3 3
2007 USL-1 15 2 1 1 0 0 - - - - - - 16 2 1
2008 USL-1 20 1 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 30 3 1
Trois-Rivières Attak 2008 CSL 1 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 1 0 0
San Jose Earthquakes 2009 MLS 7 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 7 0 0
Montreal Impact 2010 USSF D2 12 2 2 3 0 0 - - - - - - 15 2 2
2011 NASL 13 0 1 - - - 2 0 0 - - - 15 0 1
Total CSL 1 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 1 0 0
Total MLS 7 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 7 0 0
Total NASL 144 12 12 12 2 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 164 14 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". September 18, 2011. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Après Gerba, l'Impact rapatrie Ribeiro". RDS.ca. July 16, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  3. ^ School - École de Soccer Ditullio-Ribeiro Archived June 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Courrier Laval". Retrieved May 4, 2019.

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