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Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira (Russian: Арикленес да Силва Феррейра; born 11 December 1985), commonly known as Ari (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈɾi]), is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Russian club Krasnodar and Russia. Born in Brazil, he naturalized as a Russian and represents the Russia national football team.

Ari
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Ari with Krasnodar
Personal information
Full name Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira
Date of birth (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Krasnodar
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Fortaleza 3 (0)
2006–2007 Kalmar FF 35 (18)
2007–2010 AZ 55 (18)
2010–2013 Spartak Moscow 89 (21)
2013– Krasnodar 92 (30)
2017–2018Lokomotiv Moscow (loan) 17 (7)
National team
2018 Russia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

He started his professional career in 2005 with his hometown club Fortaleza, and signed for Swedish club Kalmar one year later. After two and a half seasons in AZ Alkmaar, he played in the Russian Premier League for Spartak Moscow, Krasnodar, and Lokomotiv Moscow.

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Club careerEdit

 
With Spartak Moscow in 2013

Having joined Allsvenskan team Kalmar FF in spring 2006, Ari was the top scorer in the Allsvenskan 2006 with 15 goals,[1] amassing one goal more than compatriot Afonso Alves had the previous season.

In 28 May 2007, Ari signed a five-year contract with AZ for an undisclosed fee.[2][1] At Alkmaar he struggled to force his way into the first team on a regular basis, but he did win the 2008–09 Eredivisie.

In January 2010 Ari was transferred to Spartak Moscow for €3 million.[3]

On 19 August 2013 he signed a three-year contract with FC Krasnodar.[4]

International careerEdit

He indicated that he would play for Russia national football team.[5] On 26 July 2018, he announced that he received Russian citizenship.[6] On 12 November 2018, he was called up to the Russia squad for the first time for games against Germany and Sweden,[7] making his debut in the friendly against Germany.

Former Russia international striker Pavel Pogrebnyak was accused of racism, including by government officials, for saying "I don't see the point of this. I do not understand at all why Ari received a Russian passport. It is laughable when a black player represents the Russian national side".[8] An investigation was subsequently launched.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 11 November 2018[9][10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League League Cup Continental Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Fortaleza 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro 3 0 ? ? ? ? ? ? 3+ 0+
Kalmar[11] 2006 Allsvenskan 23 15 ? ? 3 3 26+ 18+
2007 12 3 ? ? ? ? 12+ 3+
Total 35 18 ? ? 3+ 3+ 0 0 38+ 21+
AZ 2007–08 Eredivisie 29 9 0 0 3 1 32 10
2008–09 20 9 1 0 0 0 21 9
2009–10 6 0 3 0 1 0 10 0
Total 55 18 4 0 4 1 0 0 63 19
Spartak Moscow 2010 Russian Premier League 24 7 0 0 4 2 28 9
2011–12 38 10 3 1 7 3 48 14
2012–13 27 4 2 0 8 2 37 6
Total 89 21 5 1 19 7 0 0 113 29
Krasnodar 2013–14 Russian Premier League 18 6 3 1 21 7
2014–15 26 7 2 1 10 6 38 14
2015–16 21 5 4 0 11 1 36 6
2016–17 11 4 2 1 6 2 19 7
2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19 8 6 0 0 2 1 10 7
Total 84 28 11 3 27 9 0 0 124 41
Lokomotiv Moscow (loan) 2016–17 Russian Premier League 9 6 3 0 12 6
2017–18 8 1 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 11 1
Total 17 7 3 0 2 0 1 0 23 7
Total 283 92 23+ 4+ 55+ 20+ 1 0 364 117

NotesEdit

  1. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Fortaleza
Kalmar
AZ Alkmaar
Spartak
Krasnodar
Lokomotiv Moscow

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ari on the move to Alkmaar". UEFA.com. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Kalmars Ari till AZ Alkmaar". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). 28 May 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ Карпин: за Ари заплатили около € 3 млн. Championat.com (in Russian). Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  4. ^ В «Краснодар» переходит Ари. FC Krasnodar (in Russian). 19 August 2013. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  5. ^ http://en.news-4-u.ru/the-brazilian-ari-wants-to-play-for-team-russia-at-european-and-world-championships.html
  6. ^ Футболист "Краснодара" Ари получил гражданство РФ (in Russian). TASS. 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ Ари вызван в сборную России (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 12 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak's comment on black players 'smells of racism'". BBC Sport. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Ari". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Ari » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Ari Da Silva Ferreira". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 25 July 2014.

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