Ricardo

Date of birth11 February 1976
Place of birthMontijo
NationalityPortuguese
Weight80 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Full name is: Ricardo Alexandre Martins Soares Pereira.

A capable keeper, Ricardo developed through the youth system at Boavista, stepping up to make his senior debut in February 1997.

Like several of his colleagues he came to prominence with the team that won the Portuguese League title in 2000-01 and went on to win his first cap against Republic of Ireland in June 2001.

He replaced Quim as first choice in the national side.

Ricardo joined Leicester City in January 2011 with a contract to June 2011.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
CD Montijo 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1994
Boavista 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 2003
Sporting Clube Portugal 01 Jul 2003 11 Jul 2007
Real Betis 11 Jul 2007 31 Jan 2011
Leicester City 31 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Boavista Portuguese First Division 28 13 15
2000-01 Boavista UEFA Cup 2 2
2001-02 Boavista Portuguese First Division 12 7 9
1
2001-02 Boavista UEFA Champions League 12 1 15
1
2002-03 Boavista UEFA Champions League 2 1
2002-03 Boavista UEFA Cup 4 2 3
2004-05 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Cup 5 1 5
2010-11 Leicester City League Championship 8 2 9


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
13 Oct 2000 Boavista v Pacos Ferreira W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 7
20 Oct 2000 Campomaiorense v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 8
26 Oct 2000 Boavista v AS Roma L 0-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Oct 2000 Boavista v Maritimo W 3-1 Portuguese First Division 9
04 Nov 2000 SC Farense v Boavista D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 10
09 Nov 2000 AS Roma v Boavista D 1-1
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Nov 2000 Boavista v Vitória Guimarães W 4-1 Portuguese First Division 11
19 Nov 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 12
03 Dec 2000 Boavista v Alverca W 5-1 Portuguese First Division 13
08 Dec 2000 Gil Vicente v Boavista W 0-2 Portuguese First Division 14
17 Dec 2000 Boavista v Salgueiros W 5-0 Portuguese First Division 15
07 Jan 2001 Clube Desportivo Das Aves v Boavista W 1-2 Portuguese First Division 16
13 Jan 2001 Boavista v FC Porto W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 17
20 Jan 2001 Boavista v Beira Mar W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 18
28 Jan 2001 Uniao Leiria v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 19
02 Feb 2001 Boavista v Estrela Amadora W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 20
17 Feb 2001 Sporting Braga v Boavista L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 21
25 Feb 2001 Benfica v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 22
02 Mar 2001 Boavista v Belenenses W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 23
09 Mar 2001 Pacos Ferreira v Boavista W 0-2 Portuguese First Division 24
16 Mar 2001 Boavista v Campomaiorense W 3-1 Portuguese First Division 25
31 Mar 2001 Maritimo v Boavista D 1-1 Portuguese First Division 26
08 Apr 2001 Boavista v SC Farense W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 27
16 Apr 2001 Vitória Guimarães v Boavista W 1-2 Portuguese First Division 28
21 Apr 2001 Boavista v Sporting Lisboa W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 29
28 Apr 2001 Alverca v Boavista W 1-2 Portuguese First Division 30
05 May 2001 Boavista v Gil Vicente W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 31
13 May 2001 Salgueiros v Boavista W 1-5 Portuguese First Division 32
18 May 2001 Boavista v Clube Desportivo Das Aves W 3-0 Portuguese First Division 33
27 May 2001 FC Porto v Boavista L 4-0 Portuguese First Division 34
10 Aug 2001 Boavista v Beira Mar D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 1
19 Aug 2001 FC Porto v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 2
26 Aug 2001 Boavista v Belenenses D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 3
11 Sep 2001 Liverpool v Boavista D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
15 Sep 2001 Boavista v Uniao Leiria D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 5
19 Sep 2001 Boavista v Dynamo Kiev D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
26 Sep 2001 Boavista v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
30 Sep 2001 Boavista v SC Farense D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 7
12 Oct 2001 Vitória Guimarães v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 8
16 Oct 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
20 Oct 2001 Boavista v Sporting Braga D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 9
24 Oct 2001 Boavista v Liverpool D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
30 Oct 2001 Dynamo Kiev v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
06 Nov 2001 Boavista v Pacos Ferreira D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 11
20 Nov 2001 Boavista v Nantes W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
05 Dec 2001 Manchester United v Boavista L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
09 Dec 2001 Boavista v Maritimo D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 14
15 Dec 2001 Varzim v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 15
23 Dec 2001 Boavista v Benfica D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 16
07 Jan 2002 Vitória Setúbal v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 17
20 Feb 2002 Boavista v Bayern München D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
26 Feb 2002 Bayern München v Boavista L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
13 Mar 2002 Nantes v Boavista D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
19 Mar 2002 Boavista v Manchester United L 0-3 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
13 Aug 2002 Boavista v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
28 Aug 2002 Auxerre v Boavista D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Nov 2002 Paris St Germain v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
12 Dec 2002 Boavista v Paris St Germain D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
13 Mar 2003 Malaga v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
20 Mar 2003 Boavista v Malaga D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Portugal UEFA Under-18 1
2
1
2000-01 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2 1 1
2001-02 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2 2
2001-02 Portugal International Friendly 4 1 3
2002-03 Portugal International Friendly 2
1
2
2003-04 Portugal International Friendly 1 1
2005-06 Portugal FIFA World Cup 8 3 4
1
2005-06 Portugal International Friendly 4 4
2006-07 Portugal International Friendly 2 1 4
2006-07 Portugal UEFA European Championship 7 3 5
2007-08 Portugal International Friendly 3 1 5
2007-08 Portugal UEFA European Championship 11 3 11


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
22 Oct 1999 Portugal v Slovenia W 1-0 UEFA Under-18 Group 5
24 Oct 1999 Portugal v Moldova W 4-1 UEFA Under-18 Group 5
26 Oct 1999 Slovakia v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA Under-18 Group 5
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Portugal v Cyprus W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Portugal v Moldova W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Andorra v Portugal W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Cyprus v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Feb 2002 Spain v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Portugal v Finland L 1-4 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Portugal v Tunisia D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Italy v Portugal L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Portugal v Lithuania W 4-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Russia v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Nov 2005 Portugal v Croatia W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Portugal v Cape Verde Islands W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Angola v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
17 Jun 2006 Portugal v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
21 Jun 2006 Portugal v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 England v Portugal W 0-0 (3-1) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
01 Sep 2006 Denmark v Portugal L 4-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 Finland v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Oct 2006 Portugal v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2006 Poland v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
15 Nov 2006 Portugal v Kazakhstan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Feb 2007 Portugal v Brazil W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Portugal v Belgium W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
28 Mar 2007 Serbia v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
02 Jun 2007 Belgium v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
22 Aug 2007 Armenia v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
08 Sep 2007 Portugal v Poland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Sep 2007 Portugal v Serbia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
13 Oct 2007 Azerbaijan v Portugal W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Oct 2007 Kazakhstan v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Nov 2007 Portugal v Armenia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
21 Nov 2007 Portugal v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Feb 2008 Italy v Portugal L 3-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Portugal v Greece L 1-2 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Portugal v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2008 Portugal v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
11 Jun 2008 Czech Republic v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Jun 2008 Switzerland v Portugal L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final


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