Name: Mário Jardel de Almeida Ribeiro
Club: FC Porto, Galatasaray, Sporting CP
Age: 24-29 years (18/09/1973)
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 84 kg
Top Speed: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 80
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 74
Long Pass Speed: 72
Shot Accuracy: 88
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 90
Free Kick Accuracy: 74
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 79
Injury Tolerance: B
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Growth type: Standard/Lasting
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1 on 1 FinishSPECIAL ABILITIES: Positioning - Reaction - Scoring - 1-1 Scoring - Lines - Post Player - Penalties
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Mário Jardel de Almeida Ribeiro (born 18 September 1973) is a former Brazilian/Portuguese professional footballer.
Jardel was most noted for his positioning on the field and "being at the right place, at the right time".With this exceptional positioning ability, Jardel was able to become one of Europe's most prolific strikers during his time at FC Porto and Galatasaray.
Jardel played first for Vasco da Gama, but moved in 1995 to Grêmio, where he won the 1995 Copa Libertadores.
In 1996, he was linked to several teams, and after failing to transfer to 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 Zahovič, Sérgio Conceição, and Ljubinko Drulović, he was the top goalscorer in Europe for three years (1998–99, 1999–00, 2001–02), with a goal average of slightly over one goal per match (130 goals in 125 games, avg: 1.04).
Jardel's future seemed bright enough. Before the 2000–01 season he was traded to the Turkish club Galatasaray, winners of UEFA Cup in 2000. The club activated the release clause of $16millon.
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. 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 SuperCup final, and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Jardel scoring six goals in the competition in victories against teams such as Milan and Real Madrid. He ended the season with 22 goals.
In 2001–02, he returned to Portugal. Sporting Clube de Portugal signed him on the last day of transfer windows and offered a contract worth €11 million in 3 seasons. Sporting also gave Galatasaray Mbo Mpenza, Robert Spehar, Pavel Horvath, (valued €3.4 million) and US$5 million cash.
The 2001–02 season proved hugely successful to Jardel – he scored 42 goals in 30 games, and Sporting won both the Portuguese Liga and the Portuguese Cup.
Jardel's career then started to decline, he went on to play for different clubs and only appeard 10 times with his national side scoring a single goal for the Brazilian team.Edited by sandorkocsis - 27/9/2012, 11:02