Ricardinho

Date of birth23 May 1976
Place of birthSão Paulo
NationalityBrazilian
Weight72 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

Having watched the first three days of the 2002 World Cup finals at home on TV, the attacking midfielder received the late call up from coach Luiz Filipe Scholari after Emerson dislocated his shoulder less than 24 hours before Brazil's opening match against Turkey.

The Brazilian captain was playing in goal in a practice match when he fell awkwardly.

Ricardinho began his professional career at the age of 17 with Parana before moving to France with Bordeaux in 1997.

He returned to Brazil two years later when he joined Corinthians.

Part of the team that won the FIFA World Club Championship in January 2000, more recently he helped Corinthians win the Copa Brazil and Rio-Sao Paulo tournaments under Carlos Alberto Parreira, the national coach when Brazil won the 1994 World Cup.

He was selected in the squad for the 1998 tournament but spent the entire event on the substitutes' bench.

Prior to the finals, his only international appearances were in the qualifying games against Colombia, Chile and Peru. During the 2002 World Cup finals, he made sub appearances against China, Costa Rica and Belgium.

NB This Ricardinho should not be confused with fellow Brazilian international Ricardinho Santos of Cruzeiro.

Ricardinho joined Middlesbrough in February 2004 with a contract to the end of the season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Parana 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1997
Bordeaux 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Corinthians (Brazil) 01 Jul 1998 28 Aug 2002
São Paulo 28 Aug 2002 31 Dec 2003
Middlesbrough 02 Feb 2004 22 Apr 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2006-07 Beşiktaş UEFA Cup 1
2007-08 Beşiktaş UEFA Champions League
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Oct 2006 Besiktas v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 UEFA Cup Group B
06 Nov 2007 Liverpool v Beşiktaş L 8-0 UEFA Champions League Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Brazil International Friendly
1
1999-00 Brazil FIFA World Cup
1
2000-01 Brazil FIFA World Cup 2
1
2000-01 Brazil International Friendly
1
1
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup
3
2002-03 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2002-03 Brazil International Friendly 2
2004-05 Brazil FIFA World Cup
1
2004-05 Brazil International Friendly 1
2005-06 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
3
2005-06 Brazil International Friendly 2
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Dec 1996 Brazil v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Colombia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Aug 2000 Chile v Brazil L 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Oct 2000 Venezuela v Brazil W 0-6 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Mar 2001 USA v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 Brazil v Peru D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 2002 Brazil v China PR W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
13 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Brazil W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Brazil v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
19 Jun 2003 Brazil v Cameroon L 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2003 Brazil v USA W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2003 Brazil v Turkey D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
17 Nov 2004 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
27 Apr 2005 Brazil v Guatemala W 3-0 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Croatia v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2005 Brazil v Chile W 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America
09 Oct 2005 Bolivia v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Nov 2005 United Arab Emirates v Brazil W 0-8 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Russia v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Brazil v New Zealand W 4-0 International Friendly
22 Jun 2006 Japan v Brazil W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
27 Jun 2006 Brazil v Ghana W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.