Murilo de Almeida
Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida (born January 21, 1989) simply known as Murilo de Almeida, is a football player. He last played as a striker for Luverdense Esporte in the Campeonato Mato-Grossense. He is a former striker of the Timor-Leste national football team, and is the country's leading goal scorer.
|Full name||Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida|
|Date of birth||21 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Presidente Prudente, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2011–2012||Persiraja Banda Aceh||25||(7)|
|2015||→ AC Nagano Parceiro (loan)||0||(0)|
|2015||South China AA||1||(0)|
|2016–2017||Al Tadhamon SC|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:32, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Murilo de Almeida began his professional club career at Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil but has not appeared in a single league match.
In 2011, he signed for Persiraja Banda Aceh. Murilo made his debut for Persiraja Banda Aceh in a match versus Persijap Jepara. He score at his opening match debut; In 69 minutes, Murilo make a surprised goal. Persiraja finished 2-1 with Persijap. Murilo de Almeida was sent off in the 16th minute, after a protest with the referee because of his excessive diving at the goal post in Persija IPL match. Referee reaction was pulling out two yellow cards.
Al-Mesaimeer and EttifaqEdit
Japanese leagues and HongkongEdit
In 2017, he signed with Indian I-League club Chennai City FC on a 2 year deal. He appeared in 8 I-League matches and scored a single goal against Churchill Brothers SC. He was also impressive in his team’s 2-1 victory over Mohun Bagan AC in January.
Murilo made his international debut for Timor-Leste national under-23 football team in the 2011 SEA Games, where the first match was against Brunei U23. Murilo is known for his quick and fast attack. Murilo scored 3 goals during the 2011 SEA Games. Recently, Murilo received a red card for bad conduct during the third match which was against Vietnam U23. He scored 3 goals in 4 matches for the Timor-Leste U23 between 2011 and 2013.
Murilo made his senior international debut for Timor-Leste national football team on 5 October 2012, against Cambodia, where he struck twice late in the first half against Cambodia at the Youth Training Centre to set Timor Leste on the way to their first-ever win in the competition as he glanced home a cross by Alan and then finished off a counter-attack on the stroke of half-time. Timor-Leste won their first international match against Cambodia in which they scored 5–1.
He made his hat-trick against Brunei in the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup group stages and honoured as the "Southeast Asia Player of the Week" by Goal.com and Goal Indonesia's CEO Eric Noveanto said that, "The Brazilian-born striker was an important figure for Timor Leste in AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 qualification round on Sunday as he successfully netted a hat-trick to clinch a 4-2 thrilling victory over Brunei at New National Stadium Laos."
He appeared in a total of 8 matches for the O Sol Nascente between 2012 and 2015 and scored 6 goals.
- Scores and results list Timor-Leste's goal tally first.
|1.||5 October 2012||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||Cambodia||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier|
|2.||5 October 2012||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||Cambodia||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier|
|3.||9 October 2012||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||Laos||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier|
|4.||12 October 2014||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Brunei||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier|
|5.||12 October 2014||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Brunei||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier|
|6.||12 October 2014||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Brunei||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier|
- "Oita Trinita". Soccerway. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Murilo". AFF Suzuki Cup official website. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
- "Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida club stats". ogol.com.br. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-19. Retrieved 2012-09-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Murilo De Almeida in Japanese J-League fotmob.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021
- The Hong Kong Super League recruits are here! Happy event in South China Hong Kong (South China) hk.on.cc. Retrieved 20 March 2021
- "Chennai City, Neroca share spoils". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "I-League 2017-18: Chennai City FC part ways with Murilo de Almeida". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "Bagan lose to 10-man Chennai City". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "SEA GAMES 2011: Loss of Murilo Cost Timor Dear". aseanfootball.org. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-10-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Goal Southeast Asia Player of the Week: Murilo De Almeida". goal.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "de Almeida, Murilo, Timor-Leste national football team statistics". National-Football-Teams. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- Murilo de Almeida at Soccerway