Ibson before a game with Spartak in 2009
|Full name||Ibson Barreto da Silva|
|Date of birth||7 November 1983|
|Place of birth||São Gonçalo, Brazil|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2007–2009||→ Flamengo (loan)||63||(17)|
|2014||→ Sport (loan)||16||(0)|
|2015–2016||Minnesota United (NASL)||49||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 1 July 2019 (UTC)|
Born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Ibson arrived at Clube de Regatas do Flamengo in 1992, at the age of nine. He was promoted to the first team in the 2003 season and made his debut in a match against CR Vasco da Gama, totalling nine appearances in the Série A that year; his father, Laís Souza, eventually became a scout at the club.
In the following campaign, Ibson became one of the team's most important players: under the guidance of Abel Braga and playing alongside the likes of Felipe, Jean and Zinho, he won the Taça Guanabara and the Campeonato Carioca, and also finished as runner-up in the Copa do Brasil; that season, he scored six goals from 44 appearances.
Subsequently, some European clubs showed interest in Ibson and, in January 2005, just three games into the regional championship, he was transferred to FC Porto. Flamengo received many criticism about his transfer, most of it coming from the transfer values – around US$2,5 million. At the time, club directors said they cashed the money as his contract would run out at the end of the year, so they could have lost him for nothing.
Porto / Flamengo returnEdit
Ibson had a good start with Porto, quickly becoming a habitual first-choice. In his first complete season he won the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal, appearing in 21 games all competitions combined (one goal) and adding the following year's Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.
In 2006–07, however, Ibson lost his importance in the squad, also having some problems with manager Jesualdo Ferreira. He would return to Flamengo subsequently, being loaned in July 2007. He arrived with the side placed in relegation zone (18th), signing alongside Maxi Biancucchi and Fábio Luciano and helping to an incredible comeback as they finished third, the best performance since the title-winning season in 1992, which also secured a place in the 2008 edition of the Copa Libertadores; he scored six times in 22 matches and was also elected the league's best right midfielder, and the loan was then extended for a further year.
On 13 July 2009, Ibson was released by Porto and signed a three-year contract with FC Spartak Moscow, being sold for €4 million. He netted twice in 28 matches in the 2010 season, helping to a fourth place in the Russian Premier League.
- As of 9 February 2014
|Spartak Moscow||2009||Russian Premier League||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Minnesota United (NASL)||2015||NASL||26||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||27||6|
according to FlaEstatística
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2009
- Taça Guanabara: 2004, 2008
- Taça Rio: 2009
- Campeonato Carioca: 2004, 2008, 2009
- "Ibson pode completar 200 jogos pelo Flamengo, hoje, diante do Figueirense" [Ibson may reach 200 matches for Flamengo, today, against Figueirense] (in Portuguese). CR Flamengo. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "Ibson, o torcedor que pulou o fosso e caiu no time do Flamengo" [Ibson, the supporter who jumped the gap and ended up in Flamengo's squad] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "Porto quer R$ 10,5 milhões por Ibson" [Porto want R$ 10.5 million for Ibson] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "Alunos a brilhar com o professor a ver" [Pupils shining as teacher watched]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 20 August 2006. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
- "Ibson: "Complicado regressar com Jesualdo"" [Ibson: «It's tough to return with Jesualdo»]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 December 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- Ibson fica mais um ano no Fla (Ibson stays another year in Fla); Globo Esporte, 7 July 2008 (in Portuguese)
- Ибсон заключил контракт со «Спартаком» (Ibson signed a contract with Spartak) Archived 18 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine; Spartak Moscow, 14 July 2009 (in Russian)
- "Report and consolidated accounts 2009/2010" (PDF). FC Porto. 25 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- United signs Brazilian Ibson; Minnesota United, 23 February 2015
- "MNUFC season-End roster update". Major League Soccer. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
- Tombense anuncia meio-campo Ibson para Série C do Brasileiro, globoesporte.globo.com, 28 May 2019
- "Ibson". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- FlaEstatística (in Portuguese)
- "São Paulo domina premiação da CBF" [São Paulo rule CBF awards] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2017.