“I needed this challenge in my life” – Renan Ribeiro

Renan Ribeiro is estorilista reinforcement and now the goalkeeper is in his first training session at Estádio António Coimbra da Mota. The keeper, a native of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, already knew the stadium and, in declarations to the official website of Estoril, spoke of his coming to Portugal. “It was not easy decision to come but I’m new and i need this challenge in my life.”

At the age of 27 the Brazilian guardian walked a path that speaks for itself. He played in the Under-17 World Cup in 2007, won the Belo Horizonte Cup in 2009 and was named the best goalkeeper in the competition with a four-point deficit in the qualifying rounds. He was also part of the group that competed in the South American Championship and the U-20 World Championship in 2009. He was champion for Atlético Mineiro in 2010 and 2012 and was called by Mano Menezes for the Brazilian Olympic Team. In 2013 he went to São Paulo, where he won the last edition of the Eusébio Cup.

More than victories or trophies, Renan emphasizes the achievements in which allied the personal evolution with the professional. “I am proud to have left home early, later in the club of my land and the comfort and now the club where I was stable to change country and have the opportunity to learn and evolve in European football. The sky is the limit for me.”

Renan has some references of portuguese football to follow the course of some of the teammates with whom he had contact in the past, such as Carlos Eduardo or Diego Carlos, and before coming to Portuguese soil the goalkeeper spoke with Kléber and Lucas Cavalcante, who gave him ” the best indications of Estoril and the city “.

In the particularity of being part of the defense, Renan Ribeiro emphasizes in himself the ability to “know how to decide and work well with his feet”, improved qualities in the “São Paulo school”. Of clear ideas, the estorilista reinforcement believes that any player must “have personality, to know to set the example and to take the profession seriously, but doing things with love and not by obligation”.

At the end a message to all the Estorilistas: “Let the people come to watch the games because from my part they will always see a person giving the best for Estoril”.

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