|Full name||Jorge Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro|
|Date of birth||9 November 1981|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2000||→ Santa Clara (loan)||3||(0)|
|2004||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||14||(0)|
|2006||→ Málaga (loan)||5||(0)|
|2007||→ Aves (loan)||14||(2)|
|2010–2011||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||14||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2020|
He totalled 118 Primeira Liga games and 15 goals, for six clubs including two spells at Benfica, and added over 175 appearances in LigaPro for as many teams. Additionally, he had stints in Russia with Dynamo Moscow and in Spain.
Born in Lisbon, Ribeiro was brought up in S.L. Benfica's youth system. In 2002, he was one of three young players sold to fellow Primeira Liga club Varzim SC, along with Rui Baião and Pepa. In January 2005, after angering his employers Gil Vicente F.C. by an unauthorised absence, he was purchased by the Russian Premier League's FC Dynamo Moscow; unadjusted, he left the team precisely a year after, joining La Liga side Málaga CF until the end of the season, which ended in relegation.
In January 2007, Ribeiro returned to Portugal, joining C.D. Aves still on loan from the Russians. On 4 February, he played his first league match for his new club against S.C. Braga (0–1 away loss), as the team he represented again dropped down a level. He would be purchased by Boavista F.C. in July and blossomed as a top flight player, scoring eight league goals during his only campaign, many from free kicks.
Return to BenficaEdit
On 24 July 2008, Ribeiro returned to Benfica after a deal was agreed upon in April. Having scored his first goal for them on 22 September in a 4–3 win at F.C. Paços de Ferreira, he eventually became first-choice left-back, overtaking Brazilian Léo.
However, Ribeiro soon lost his starting place to David Luiz, and eventually was deemed surplus to requirements. In the 2009–10 season, as Benfica won the league and the League Cup, he did not collect one single official appearance, often training separately and choosing to see out his lucrative contract rather than signing with another club.
On 16 August 2011, after spending five months on loan to Vitória de Guimarães, Ribeiro signed for two years with Granada CF on a free transfer. He only made one official appearance with the Andalusians – 55 minutes against Real Sociedad for the round of 32 in the Copa del Rey (1–4 away defeat)– losing his No. 16 jersey in the winter transfer window and being released from contract on 17 February 2012.
In the summer of 2013, after more than one year out of football, Ribeiro returned to active, penning a one-year contract with S.C. Olhanense but being released less than one month later, still during pre-season play. He subsequently returned to Aves, where he was a regular until his departure.
Ribeiro signed a one-year deal with Atlético Clube de Portugal also of the LigaPro in July 2015. After the season ended with relegation to the third tier, he moved to S.C. Farense at that level; after scoring six times in 30 games to win promotion in his second year, he extended his contract until 30 June 2019.
Ribeiro did not play a senior game again until a 2–2 draw away to Liechtenstein in October 2004. After another two-year absence, he was again called and played as a replacement for right back José Bosingwa in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on 13 and 17 October, respectively.
With eight caps, Ribeiro was selected for the squad that competed in the finals in Austria and Switzerland, as older brother Maniche was left out. He appeared as a substitute in the last group stage match against Switzerland, a 0–2 loss that would be his final international.
- As of match played 2 April 2017
|Santa Clara (loan)||2000–01||3||0||0||0||—||—||3||0|
|Gil Vicente (loan)||2004–05||14||0||1||0||—||—||15||0|
|Vitória Guimarães (loan)||2010–11||14||2||4||0||2||0||—||20||2|
- Toulon Tournament: 2001
- "FC Porto pesca no Benfica" [FC Porto go fishing in Benfica]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 12 July 2002. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Processo disciplinar a Jorge Ribeiro" [Disciplinary process for Jorge Ribeiro]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 4 January 2005. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Dínamo de Moscovo garante também Jorge Ribeiro" [Dynamo Moscow guarantee Jorge Ribeiro as well] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 10 January 2005. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "El Málaga presenta al defensa Jorge Ribeiro" [Málaga present defender Jorge Ribeiro]. El Confidencial (in Spanish). 31 January 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- Frias, Rui (20 May 2007). "As relações de forças que vão decidir a Liga" [The power struggles which will decide the League]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Só Zé Carlos ultrapassou muralha avense" [Only Zé Carlos could overcome avense wall]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 5 February 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- Da Cunha, Pedro Jorge (23 April 2008). "Benfica: Jorge Ribeiro já assinou contrato" [Benfica: Jorge Ribeiro has already signed contract] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- Castro, Ricardo Jorge (23 February 2017). "Jorge Ribeiro: da Luz à Rússia, o pé esquerdo com Faro de golo" [Jorge Ribeiro: from the Light to Russia, the lefty with a Nose ("Faro" in English, pun on city from which Farense hails, club where he played at time of interwiew) for goal] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- Cabral, Mariana (3 February 2010). "Jorge Ribeiro de volta à opções de Jesus" [Jorge Ribeiro back to Jesus' options]. Expresso (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Sampdoria perguntou pelo defesa-esquerdo Jorge Ribeiro" [Sampdoria asked for left-back Jorge Ribeiro]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 18 April 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Jorge Ribeiro será reforço para a nova temporada" [Jorge Ribeiro will be addition for the new season] (in Portuguese). Guimarães TV. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "El Granada ficha a Jorge Ribeiro para dos años" [Granada sign Jorge Ribeiro for two years]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 16 August 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "La Real Sociedad deja casi sentenciada su eliminatoria contra el Granada" [Real Sociedad all but decide their tie against Granada] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "El lateral portugués Ribeiro se queda sin ficha hasta el final de temporada" [Portuguese wingback Ribeiro loses place in squad until end of season]. Diario Sur (in Spanish). 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Jorge Ribeiro rescinde contrato y es la ausencia en el entrenamiento del Granada" [Jorge Ribeiro terminates contract and is absence in Granada training]. Ideal (in Spanish). 17 February 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Olhanense «ressuscita» Jorge Ribeiro" [Olhanense «resurrect» Jorge Ribeiro] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
- "Olhanense: Jorge Ribeiro era reforço mas rescindiu" [Olhanense: Jorge Ribeiro was an addition but was terminated] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
- "Jorge Ribeiro é reforço" [Jorge Ribeiro is addition]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Jorge Ribeiro reforça Atlético SAD" [Jorge Ribeiro bolsters Atlético PLSC] (in Portuguese). Atlético CP. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- Encarnação, Carlos (16 August 2016). "Neca e Jorge Ribeiro reforços do Farense" [Neca and Jorge Ribeiro additions for Farense]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Jorge Ribeiro renova com Farense" [Jorge Ribeiro renews with Farense] (in Portuguese). Sul Informação. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- Ponte, Pedro (12 July 2019). "Casa Pia: Jorge Ribeiro é reforço para a defesa" [Casa Pia: Jorge Ribeiro is addition for the defence]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Sílvio é o 14.º a estrear-se com Agostinho Oliveira" [Sílvio is debutant number 14 with Agostinho Oliveira]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "Ronaldo in Olympic squad". The Guardian. 21 July 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Portugal empata no Liechtenstein (2–2)" [Portugal draw in Liechtenstein (2–2)]. Público (in Portuguese). 9 October 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Mais do que nunca temos de estar unidos" [More than ever we have to be united]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 10 October 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- Harrold, Michael (16 June 2008). "Yakin goals send hosts out on a high". UEFA. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Irmãos no futebol: um antigo "debate" no Benfica" [Brothers in football: an ancient "debate" in Benfica] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
- "Jorge Ribeiro". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2014.