A fantastic talent and a brilliant young goalkeeper, Renan Ribeiro is one of the leading stars in Brazilian football. Although not a first team regular, Renan has shown immense potential in the opportunities that he’s been given to play at the first team in Atletico Mineiro. Renan gained prominence for his goalkeeping abilities while still in the Botafogo youth academy.
It was at that time that Atletico Mineiro decided to rope him in with the future in mind. After running through the Atletico Mineiro youth team, Renan became a part of the first team in 2009. It took over a year for him to make his debut, which came against Gremio in 2010. However, since then, Renan has shown tremendous capability and discipline to become the first choice goal keeper in the Atletico Mineiro line-up. At the international level, Renan has been the first choice goalkeeper for the Brazilian Under-20 side and is considered to be the favourite to become the senior squad’s first choice goalkeeper in the future too.