Cabanas lining up for Switzerland in November 2006
|Full name||Ricardo Cabanas-Rey|
|Date of birth||17 January 1979|
|Place of birth||Zürich, Switzerland|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1986–1992||SCI Juventus Zürich|
|2003–2004||→ Guingamp (loan)||17||(0)|
|2006–2007||1. FC Köln||41||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Zürich, Cabanas started his career with Grasshoppers Zürich and played there for several seasons, winning two league titles, before moving to Cologne. During this period, he also enjoyed a loan spell at En Avant de Guingamp.
In June 2007, 1. FC Köln announced that Cabanas was to return to his previous club Grasshoppers for an undisclosed fee.
Cabanas is a member of the Switzerland national team and was called up to the squad which participated in the 2006 World Cup and the Euro 2008. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup he missed a spot-kick during his side's penalty shootout against Ukraine, who emerged victorious. Cabanas has also played for the (non-official) Galicia national team against Iran and against Uruguay.
His father, also called Ricardo Cabanas, played for Bellinzona, and for SC Kriens in the 1980–81 season. His brother, Christian Cabanas Rey, also briefly played in the professional league. His cousin, Raúl Cabanas, played with Ricardo at Grasshoppers.
He has two children with his wife Deby.
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