Maniche who is born on November 11, 1977 in Lisbon, Portugal is a famous Soccer Player. The age of Maniche is 38 year old. The birth sign of Maniche is Scorpio.
Maniche is a professional player of football who got retired playing as central midfielder for club Sporting CP and is now managing football team of Academica. He started his professional career with club Alverca in 1996 making in total 78 appearances with 10 goals for the club in his three season career with it. He later moved to Benfica till 2002 further joining F.C. Porto where he spent his career’s productive season achieving the following
• UEFA Cup (2002-03)
• Taca de Portugal (2002-03)
• Primeira Liga (2002-03, 2003-04)
• UEFA Champions League (2003-04)
• Supertaca Candido de Oliveira (2003-04)
• International Cup (2004)
His International debut with Portugal National team led him to achieve and represent his country as runner-up in UEFA European Championship held in 2004 plus being the squad member of 2006 FIFA World Cup team. In 2005, he got signed to Dynamo Moscow for single season making his 12 appearances with just 2 goals and later was sent on loan to Chelsea where he achieved Premier League (2005-06) with 8 appearances. He also played for Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, 1.FC Koln and Sporting CP getting retired playing his last match for the latter with total 347 career appearances and 50 goals. He was then appointed as assistant for team F.C. Pacos de Ferreira in 2013 and is now working with club Academica since 2016.
He has won many accolades in team and individually some of them are as follows
• MVP of the Match Award in International Cup (2004)
• FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2006)
• Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Vicosa (Medal of Merit) with many more.
He is a married man being father of two daughters; Mariana and Matilde.
He achieved 53 caps being in Portugal national team.
Maniche was born on 11th November, 1977 in Lisbon, Portugal as Nuno Ricardo de Oliveira Ribeiro and was raised there starting his career locally with S.L Benfica from 1989 to 1996. He also has younger brother, Jorge Ribeiro who is active in football as left midfielder.
He played alongside his brother, Jorge Ribeiro (professional footballer) for club Dynamo Moscow.