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António Ribeiro
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Personal information
Full name António Manuel Ribeiro
Date of birth October 8, 1980 (1980-10-08) (age 29)
Place of birth Aveiro, Portugal
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club San Jose Earthquakes
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Montreal Impact 12 (0)
2002 Panellinios
2003–2008 Montreal Impact 106 (10)
2009 – San Jose Earthquakes 7 (0)
National team
2007– Canada 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2009

António Ribeiro (born October 8, 1980 in Aveiro) is a Portuguese-born Canadian soccer player who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

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Club career

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Montreal Impact

Ribeiro began his soccer career with the Montreal Impact in 2000, but didn't 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 the Montreal Impact announced that Ribeiro was not granted a new contract extension for the 2009 season.[1]

San Jose Earthquakes

On June 12, 2009, the San Jose Earthquakes announced their signing of Ribeiro.[2]

International career

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 2 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

Ribeiro opened the football school "École de Soccer Ditullio-Ribeiro" with his former teammate Jason DiTullio in 2007 [3].

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