Actual Club: Benfica
Position: Left Defender
Yuri Ribeiro arrived at Rio Ave at the beginning of the season on loan from Benfica after playing a season in its B team. He affirmed his credits in Rio Ave, having made his debut in Liga NOS and played 25 games as a starter, claiming himself in Portuguese football as a technically advanced fullback with great offensive capability. Ribeiro was recognized by the press for his evolution throughout the season, which was favored by the style of game of the team. Ribeiro returned to Benfica with a promised spot in the squad for the 2018/2019 season.