- Ricardo Cabanas
Football player infobox| playername= Ricardo Cabanas
fullname = Ricardo Cabanas Rey
dateofbirth = birth date and age January 17, 1979
height = height|ft=5|in=8
currentclub = Grasshoppers
clubnumber = 15
playing position =
youthyears = 1986-1992 1992-1997
SCI Juventus ZürichGrasshoppers
years = 1997-2006 2003-2004 2006-2007
clubs = Grasshoppers → Guingamp "(loan)"
caps(goals) = 198 (42) 017 0(0) 041 0(2)
nationalyears = 2001-present
nationalteam = Switzerland
nationalcaps(goals) = 051 0(4)
pcupdate = 9 June 2008
ntupdate = 22 August 2008
Ricardo Cabanas (born
20 April 1979in Zürich) is a Swiss football (soccer)player who plays as a midfielder for Grasshoppers. He is of Galician descent. Cabanas started his career with Grasshoppers Zürichand played there for several seasons before moving to Cologne. During this period, he also enjoyed a loan spell at Guingamp.
In June 2007, 1. FC Köln announced that Cabanas was to return to his previous club,
Grasshoppers Zürichfor an undisclosed fee.
Cabanas was a prolific scorer, which is even more impressive bearing in mind he played in central midfield. Some believe that Cabanas is one of the best ever players Switzerland has produced. He has also played once for the (non-official) Galicia national team.
He is the son of
Ricardo Cabanas Snr., who last played for SC Kriensin the 1980-1981 season. His brother Christian Cabanasalso briefly played in the professional league. His cousin, Raúl Cabanasplayed with Ricardo at Grasshopper.
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