Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida (born January 21, 1989) simply known as Murilo de Almeida, is a football player. He currently plays as a striker.
He is a former striker with the Timor-Leste national football team, and is the country's leading goal scorer.
Murilo was born at Presidente Prudente, Brazil, and naturalized East Timorese by fellow Brazilian Antônio Carlos Vieira, who was then the coach of Timor-Leste. Starting debut in 2011 SEA Games, first match was against Brunei U23. Murilo is known for his quick and fast attack. Murilo has score 3 goals during the 2011 SEA Games. Recently, Murilo received red card for bad conduct during the third match which was against Vietnam U23
In 2011, he signed for Persiraja Banda Aceh. Murilo made his debut for Persiraja Banda Aceh in a match versus Persijap Jepara. He score at his opening match debut; In 69 minutes, Murilo make a surprised goal. Persiraja finished 2-1 with Persijap. Murilo de Almeida was sent off in the 16th minute, after a protest with the referee because of his excessive diving at the goal post in Persija IPL match. Referee reaction was pulling out two yellow cards.
Murilo struck twice late in the first half against Cambodia at the Youth Training Centre to set Timor Leste on the way to their first-ever win in the competition as he glanced home a cross by Alan and then finished off a counter-attack on the stroke of half-time. Timor-Leste won their first international match against Cambodia in which they scored 5–1.Scores and results list Timor-Leste's goal tally first.