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|Full name||Ricardo Bóvio de Souza|
|Date of birth||January 17, 1982|
|Place of birth||Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1995-2001||Vasco da Gama|
|2001-2002||Vasco da Gama||15||(2)|
|2006-2007||→ Panathinaikos FC (loan)||24||(1)|
|2009||→ Figueirense (loan)||5||(0)|
|2010||→ Ceará (loan)|
|2010||→ Tombense (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bóvio begun his career as a youth in Vasco da Gama in 1995 and stayed there until 2002 season. Ricardo Souza was transferred to Russian side FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk but he could not adjust to the local climate and the following year returned to Brazil for Santos FC. In Santos, Bóvio proved he was a very talented youngster and many European clubs were interested for his services. Bóvio's next career station was Málaga CF but the club board decided to loan him to Greek side Panathinaikos FC with a buy clause of €2 million.
In January 2008, he joined Corinthians Paulista.
- "Bóvio picked by Panathinaikos". UEFA.com. 2006-08-06. Retrieved 2008-01-16.