Murilo de Almeida

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Murilo de Almeida
Personal information
Full name Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida
Date of birth (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Bahia 0 (0)
2011–2012 Persiraja Banda Aceh 25 (7)
2012–2013 Busaiteen Club 3 (1)
2013 Magway FC 10 (4)
2013–2014 Ettifaq FC 6 (0)
2015 Oita Trinita[1] 0 (0)
2015 AC Nagano Parceiro (loan) 0 (0)
2015 South China AA[2] 1 (0)
2017 Chennai City 8 (1)
2018 Marcerra Kuantan 5 (0)
National team
2011-2013 Timor-Leste U-23 4 (3)
2012–2015 Timor-Leste 7 (6)
* 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 Ribeiro de Almeida (born January 21, 1989) simply known as Murilo de Almeida,[3] is a football player. He currently plays as a striker for Marcerra Kuantan.

He is a former striker with the Timor-Leste national football team, and is the country's leading goal scorer.

Murilo was born at Presidente Prudente, Brazil, and naturalized East Timorese by fellow Brazilian Antônio Carlos Vieira, who was then the coach of Timor-Leste. Starting debut in 2011 SEA Games, 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.[4]

Professional career

Club career


In 2011, he signed for Persiraja Banda Aceh.[5] 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.[6]

International career

Murilo 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.[7] Timor-Leste won their first international match against Cambodia in which they scored 5–1.[8]

International goals

Scores and results list Timor-Leste's goal tally first.[9]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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


  1. ^ "Oita Trinita". Soccerway. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
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  3. ^ "Murilo". AFF Suzuki Cup official website. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  4. ^ "SEA GAMES 2011: Loss of Murilo Cost Timor Dear". 9 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
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  9. ^ Murilo de Almeida at Soccerway

External links

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