|Full name||Mário Jardel Almeida Ribeiro|
|Date of birth||September 18, 1973|
|Place of birth||Fortaleza, Brazil|
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Mário Jardel Almeida Ribeiro (born 18 September 1973 in Fortaleza, Brazil) is a professional footballer who is currently uncontracted. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Fortaleza ( Portuguese for Fortress, foxtaˈlezɐ is the State capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered
Jardel played for Vasco da Gama, but moved in 1995 to Grêmio Porto Alegre, where he won the Libertadores Cup. The following are the Football (soccer events of the year 1995 throughout the world Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, commonly referred to as Grêmio, is a Brazilian football team from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, founded The Copa Santander Libertadores, also known as Copa Libertadores de América, ( Taça Libertadores da América) is a football cup competition played
In 1996, he was linked to several teams, and after failing to transfer to SL Benfica and Rangers (due to the strict British rules involving non-EU players) he signed with Portuguese side FC Porto, where with help from players such as Zlatko Zahovic, Sérgio Conceição and Ljubinko Drulović he was the top goalscorer in Europe for 3 years (1998-99, 1999-00, 2001-02), with a goal average of slightly over 1 goal per match (130 goals in 125 games, avg: 1. Sport Lisboa e Benfica (spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ĩˈfikɐ commonly referred to as simply Benfica, S Rangers Football Club are an Association football team based in Glasgow Scotland, who currently play in the Scottish Premier League. The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Futebol Clube do Porto ( pron futɨ'bɔɫ 'klub(ɨ du 'poɾtu - short FC Porto or FCP - is a Portuguese Sports club best known Zlatko Zahovič (; born February 1, 1971) is a former Slovenian football player and current sport director of NK Maribor. Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro Conceição ( pron 'sɛɾʒiu kõsɐi'sɐ̃ũ (born November 15, 1974 in Coimbra) is a Portuguese footballer Ljubinko Drulović (Љубинко Друловић (born April 11, 1968 in Nova Varoš, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired 04). Although he was top scorer 3 times, due to the use of coefficients based on each European league's standards, he only won twice, the 1998-99 and 2001-02 European Golden Boots. See also UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup In European football, the UEFA coefficients The European Golden Shoe, formerly known as the European Golden Boot, is an Association football award presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league He lost out to Kevin Phillips in 1999-00 despite Phillips having scored 6 goals less than Jardel. Kevin Mark Phillips (born 25 July 1973 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) is an English footballer who currently plays for Birmingham City
Jardel's future seemed bright enough. Before the 2000-2001 season he was traded to the Turkish club Galatasaray, winners of UEFA Cup in 2000, for exactly $16m. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches
Scoring five goals in his debut match suggested he would adapt well to his new club, but towards the end of the season injuries and growing personal problems hinted he was soon going to leave Turkey again. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Regardless, he was part of the Galatasaray team that won the UEFA Super Cup, himself scoring twice to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Super Cup final, and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Jardel scoring six goals in the competition in victories against teams such as A.C. Milan and Real Madrid. The European Super Cup ( UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions The European Super Cup ( UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy Also, he was a favorite of Galatasaray fans, who called him "Super Mario" Jardel. He ended the season with 22 goals.
In 2001-2002 he tried to return to Portugal. The first team interested in his contract was SL Benfica, and was a major key in Manuel Vilarinho's campaign, but talks failed. Sport Lisboa e Benfica (spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ĩˈfikɐ commonly referred to as simply Benfica, S He then returned to Porto, but his transfer was refused by coach Octávio Machado. Octávio Joaquim Coelho Machado (born May 6, 1949 in Palmela, Setúbal) is a Portuguese former football player and Sporting appeared last and signed him. Sporting Clube de Portugal ( pron 'spɔɾtĩg 'klub(ɨ dɨ puɾtu'gaɫ referred to coloquially as Sporting, Sporting CP or erroneously Sporting
The 2001-2002 season proved hugely successful to Jardel - he scored 42 goals in 30 games, and Sporting won both the Primeira Liga and the Portuguese Cup. List of Portuguese football statistics for the 2001 to 2002 Season The Portuguese Liga ( pron 'liɣɐ currently named Liga Sagres after its main sponsor, is the league competition for Portuguese History The first incarnation of the Taça was in 1912 but very few clubs could participate and thus it was not a regular competition the fact which ended it in He also won the Prize "Player of the Year" by the Portuguese newspaper Record - hitherto the only foreign player to achieve this. 1970 Diário Popular 1971-2000 - CNID 2001-2002 - Record 2003-2006 - O Jogo 2007 - CNID Record is a Portuguese sports daily published in Lisbon. Although it covers most Sports football occupies most of it and almost
While the 2001-2002 season was arguably the best of Jardel's career, the following 2002-2003 season proved to be the beginning of the end. Left off the Brazilian national team again, this time for the 2002 World Cup (despite his tremendous goal-scoring abilities he was rarely called up), and unfit at the start of the season, he spent the most of it on the injury list. The Brazil national football team is the national team of Brazil and is managed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF that represents Brazil in international The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30.
While physically he was only overweight, medical reports showed that Jardel was depressed. Major depressive disorder, also known as major depression, unipolar depression, unipolar disorder, clinical depression, or simply depression Some say it was because of a discussion with his agent José Veiga, others pointed to problems with his wife, illegal gambling problems or drug abuse. José Veiga (born 27 January 1957 in Lisbon, Portugal) is the current General Manager of Swindon Town and the formerly In the Christmas break he returned to his native Fortaleza, where he injured his knee in a swimming pool fall. He scored only nine goals that season. He was granted, alongside Deco, portuguese citizenship on February 2003
He was released by Sporting before the start of the 2003-2004 season. Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional Portuguese The following are the Football (soccer events of the year 2004 throughout the world He moved to English side Bolton Wanderers, but failed to score a league goal for the club. Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater He did however score three goals in the English League Cup, where Bolton eventually were losing finalists. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition These goals came in games against Walsall, where Jardel scored twice, and against Liverpool at Anfield. Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Anfield is an all-seater Association football Stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England During the winter break, he moved to Italian side Ancona, but could not convince the staff of his physical capabilities. Associazione Calcio Ancona is an Italian football club based in Ancona, Marche. By the end of the season, he quit European football, and tried to return to Palmeiras, but failed to pass physical exams. Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, usually called Palmeiras, is a Brazilian football team from São Paulo.
In July 2004 Jardel signed a contract with Rosario side Newell's Old Boys, after rumours about a possible return to Portugal, to play in the newly promoted Penafiel, where his former team mate Ljubinko Drulović plays and António Oliveira (his first Porto manager) assumed the chairman position. 2004 in sports: June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → See also Club Atlético Newell's Old Boys is a football club from Rosario, Argentina, founded in 1903 Futebol Clube Penafiel ( pron pɨnɐfi'ɛɫ or)is a Portuguese football club that plays in Penafiel, northern Portugal Ljubinko Drulović (Љубинко Друловић (born April 11, 1968 in Nova Varoš, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired António Luís Alves Ribeiro Oliveira (born June 10, 1952 in Penafiel) is a former footballer, Manager and current president of
On 25 September 2004, Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola published a seven-page investigative report about Jardel's career. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. This articles is about the Portuguese Newspaper: for information about the town in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, see A Bola Ourense The investigation concluded that Jardel was actually involved in drugs and nightlife, which combined with several broken promises related to transfers (including one to Real Madrid, weeks before Ronaldo joined them in 2002) led to his depression. Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (xo'nawdʊ lu'iz na'zaɾjʊ dʒɪ 'limɐ born September 18, 1976. Later that day, Jardel confirmed most of the story to the website Mais Futebol'. On April 27 2008, Jardel admitted to TV Globo that the end of his marriage and a poor entourage led to cocaine abuse and his subsequent decline as a footballer.
In August 2005 Jardel returned to Turkey in order to sign a contract with Ankaragücü. 2005 in sports: ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September MKE Ankaragücü, (full name in Turkish: Makina Kimya Endüstrisi Ankaragücü) is a Turkish Sports club based in the Turkish capital Ankara The signing could not be completed however, because Jardel arrived late in Ankara and Ankaragücü found another player for his position in the meantime. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after İstanbul.
As of January 2006 Jardel was playing for Brazilian first-division side Goiás Esporte Clube. 2006 in sports: ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August Goiás Esporte Clube, also known as Goiás, is a Brazilian football team in Goiânia, Goiás state
Jardel was signed by Beira Mar for the 2006-2007 season. Sport Clube Beira-Mar ( pron spɔɾ 'klub(ɨ 'bɐiɾɐ maɾ is a Portuguese Sports club from Aveiro. The 2006-2007 season of Portuguese football started after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Despite arriving to the club overweight, he worked hard and trained specifically to lose weight and gain physical form and scored one goal on his debut for Beira-Mar in a 2-2 draw with Desportivo das Aves. Clube Desportivo das Aves ( pron. 'klub(ɨ dɨʃpuɾ'tivu dɐʃ 'avɨʃ known simply as Desportivo das Aves, is a Portuguese football club
In the winter transfer season Jardel signed for the Greek Cypriot team Anorthosis. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Anorthosis Famagusta FC ( Greek: Ανόρθωση Αμμοχώστου = Anorthosi Ammochostou) is a Cypriot football and Volleyball
On 14 July 2007, Jardel played for Scottish Premier League club St. Mirren, as a trialist in a 3-0 win over first division side Stirling Albion. Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Scottish Premier League, currently known as the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for sponsorship reasons and often known as the Premier League or SPL Saint Mirren Football Club (commonly known by the shortening St Stirling Albion FC is a football club currently playing in the Scottish Football League.
On 14 August 2007, Australian A-League side Newcastle United Jets officially announced at a press conference in Newcastle that they had signed Jardel on a one year contract as their marquee player. Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The A-League is the premier Australasian domestic Association football competition For the English club see Newcastle United FC Newcastle United Jets is an association football (soccer club based in The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie The A-League is the premier Australasian domestic Association football competition  Jardel was rumoured to join the club for weeks before the official announcement was made.  He arrived in Australia on 12 August 2007 and traveled to Newcastle on 13 August 2007. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Jardel had been working hard on his fitness since arriving in Newcastle.  He was unable to play for the Jets in the first three rounds as he was in Australia on a tourist visa.  He eventually had his sport visa approved before the start of Round 4. 
He made his debut as a substitute in the 70th minute at EnergyAustralia Stadium against Adelaide United in Round 4. EnergyAustralia Stadium is a Football Stadium located in Newcastle New South Wales, Australia. Adelaide United Football Club is a Football (soccer team in the Australian A-League based in Adelaide, South Australia. Newcastle won the match 1-0 with a strike from Mark Bridge in the 81st minute. Mark Bridge (born November 7, 1985 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian Football (soccer 
After joining the Jets Jardel has seen little game time, usually making an appearance as a late substitute. Owner of Newcastle Jets Con Constantine who brought Mario to Newcastle has expressed his desire for Jardel to stay on the field for longer. Con Constantine (b 1 July 1945 is a Cypriot - Australian businessman and the current owner of the Australian Football (soccer club Newcastle Newcastle coach, Gary van Egmond however has been reluctant to give the Brazilian a larger role. Gary van Egmond (born June 29 1965) is an Australian Football (soccer manager of Dutch heritage who is currently in charge of 
On 3 November 2007 Jardel played nearly 20 minutes against Sydney FC. Events 644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim Caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Sydney FC, founded in 2004, is an Australian Association football (soccer club based in Sydney and competes in Australia's premier competition Jardel showed some positive signs, nearly equalising for Newcastle with a trademark header from a Joel Griffiths corner kick. Joel Griffiths (born August 21, 1979) is an Australian Football (soccer player Sydney keeper Clint Bolton saved the initial header before Jardel's follow-up was cleared off the line. Clint Bolton (born August 22, 1975 in Bundaberg, Queensland) is an Australian Football (soccer player 
However, after showing glimpses of class, manager van Egmond perceived Jardel to be surplus to requirements and was told he could leave the club half-way through the season. Gary van Egmond (born June 29 1965) is an Australian Football (soccer manager of Dutch heritage who is currently in charge of He was reportedly being paid $3,000 a week by club owner Con Constantine. Con Constantine (b 1 July 1945 is a Cypriot - Australian businessman and the current owner of the Australian Football (soccer club Newcastle He left the club on January 24, 2008 to be with his sick mother in Brazil. Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld
The Jets went on to win the 2008 A-League Grand Final without him, becoming the first club to win an A-League title without a marquee player. Match Details Match Statistics See also A-League 2007-08 Central Coast Mariners season 2007-08
The player revealed to a Brazilian TV Program on March 27th that stopped playing soccer due a cocaine addiction. He also claimed that he is "off drugs" for two months and waits for an opportunity to play in Gremio Futebol Clube again.
Currently Mario Jardel is looking for a big team to end his career at. He would like to return to Gremio (Brasil) to show that he has recovered and still has his scoring abilities. He revealed that he is even available for a 60 or 90 day contract to be able to return and prove his skils.
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