Or Basque was sentenced by the Labor Court to pay almost 1 million reais to the attacker Ribamar, who wore the Club’s shirt between 2019 and 2020. According to the decision taken, Cruz-Maltino was sentenced to reimburse the player with R$ 800 thousand for payments not made in the final months of last year. The Club, however, can still appeal the decision.
The lawsuit involving Ribamar and Vasco da Gama has been in court since February this year, two months after the player left the Rio team. The former Cruz-Maltino striker, through his defense, claims not to have received the salaries of October, November and December, as well as awards in competitions such as the Copa do Brasil and the Campeonato Brasileiro.
In all, the athlete’s defense request was R$ 1,428,990.00. However, for Judge Munif Saliba Achoche, from the 17th Labor Court of Rio de Janeiro, responsible for the case, there was a difference in understanding between the amount requested in the fine and the awards. Due to this divergence, the amount agreed was lower than the request by Ribamar’s defense.
Ribamar defended Vasco between 2019 and 2020, loaned to the Club by the Pyramids, from Egypt. In São Januário, the striker had a little success and was marked by lost goals – to the point where the player became a great meme on social networks. With the Cruz-Maltino shirt, there were 61 games and only 8 goals scored. Currently, Ribamar defends América, where he lost space in the starting lineup during this year’s Brasileirão dispute.