Ribeiro, Christian

Birth Date

14th December 1989


Neath, Glamorgan



Biographical Text

Christian Ribeiro, a Welsh international who had started at Bristol City, spent two years at Exeter City between 2014 and 2016 during an often injury-hit career.

Christian began his career at Bristol City where he played 14 league games and turned down a move to Everton because he felt he had a better chance of first-team football at Ashton Gate. After making his debut in 2008 he suffered an injury which ruled him out for 11 months. Christian then had loans to Stockport County, Colchester and Carlisle and Scunthorpe prior to signing for the Lincolnshire club in 2012. In two seasons at Scunthrope Christian saw relegation and promotion whilst making 57 appearances in all competitions. 

Christian agreed terms with Exeter City in August 2014 where his pace, power and the threat he posed going forward made him popular with the fans. He played 72 league games spread evenly over his two seasons at St James Park. Christian also scored six league goals for Exeter.

He moved to Oxford United in June 2016 where injury was to hamper his progress and he played just 13 league games before a knee injury finished his career in November 2017. Playing no more than 172 league games over nine seasons, Christian never really lived up to the promise he showed by confidently turning down Everton and playing twice for Wales by the age of twenty.

After finishing playing Christian went into business helping footballers invest in property.


Exeter City

League 72; Cups 6 (78)


League 6



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