Caio Ribeiro

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Personal information
Full nameCaio Ribeiro Decousseau [1]
Date of birth (1975-08-16) 16 August 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
1994–1995 São Paulo 31 (14)
1995–1996 Inter Milan 6 (0)
1996–1997 Napoli 20 (0)
1997 Santos 25 (6)
1998–1999 Flamengo 30 (3)
2000–2001 Santos 11 (0)
2001–2002 Fluminense 13 (1)
2002 Flamengo 7 (0)
2003 Grêmio 27 (4)
2003–2004 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 15 (1)
2004–2005 Botafogo 42 (10)
National team
Brazil U20
1996 Brazil 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Caio Ribeiro Decoussau (born 16 August 1975) is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward.


Club career

Born in São Paulo, Caio played for São Paulo, Inter Milan, Napoli, Santos, Flamengo, Fluminense, Grêmio, Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and Botafogo. [1] When he moved from São Paulo to Inter Milan in 1995 at the age of 19, it was a record transfer for a teenager at £6.6 million. [2]

International career

Caio participated at the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, [3] winnng the Golden Ball award. [4]

Caio scored 3 goals in 4 games for the Brazil senior team in 1996. [1]

Later career

After retiring from football Caio studied sports management, and became a commentator for Rede Globo in 2007. [5]

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